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Brief description of site

The site has a woodland garden. There are camellias, rhododendrons, a wild orchid meadow, bluebell wood, newly-developed herbaceous borders and a herb and vegetable garden. Restoration is continuing under the present ownership.

Brief history of site

Scrubland was purchased in 1934. The house was built by the Hellyer family and finished in 1938. There were two extensions (1948-9 and 1959). The site was run as a market garden during the war and for some time afterwards. Trees were planted in the 1940s. Borders were developed in the late-1940s and 1950s. New borders, patios and hedge planting were developed from 1989 onwards.

Location information:

Address: off Wallage Lane, Rowfant, Crawley, RH10 4NG

Locality: Near Crawley, Mid Sussex

Local Authorities:

West Sussex; Mid Sussex; Worth

Historical County: Sussex

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 198 Grid Ref: TQ326369
Latitude: 51.1161 Longitude: -0.106924

Key information:

Form of site: garden

Purpose of site: ornamental garden

Context or principal building: house

Site first created: 1934 to 1938

Main period of development: Mid 20th century

Survival: Extant

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