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Brief description of site

Saddlescombe Farm is situated on the scarp slope of the South Downs in a coombe valley facing north. The land behind the farm rises steeply, giving access to the chalk downland. The National Trust purchased the estate in 1995 to form part of their Devil's Dyke Estate. The National Trust considers that Saddlescombe reflects the layout of a farm typical of the mid-19th century (around 1850) which had grown organically from an origin in the early-17th century.

Location information:

Address: Saddlescombe Road, Brighton, BN45 7DE

Locality: Brighton

Local Authorities:

West Sussex; Mid Sussex; Newtimber

Historical County: Sussex

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 198 Grid Ref: TQ278115
Latitude: 50.8889 Longitude: -0.184398

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Opening contact details:

The site forms part of the National Trust's Devil's Dyke Estate. Please see:
http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/saddlescombe-farm-and-newtimber-hill/opening-times/

Key information:

Form of site: garden

Purpose of site: ornamental garden

Context or principal building: farm

Main period of development: Mid 19th century

Survival: Extant

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