Buckhurst Park, East Sussex, England
Record Id: 612
This site is NOT open to public.
Brief description of site
Buckhurst Park has early-20th century gardens. These are set within grounds of about 215 hectares which were landscaped first in the 18th century, then enlarged in the early-19th century. The gardens are surrounded by a larger estate of parkland, woodland and agricultural land.
Brief history of site
By the mid 1720s, Lionel Sackville, 1st Duke of Dorset and grandson of the 5th Earl, is recorded as living at Stoneland Park and planting the park landscape. Humphry Repton was engaged in 1805 to advise on improving both the landscape and the house, producing a Red Book for Buckhurst in February 1806. In the early-20th century, Buckhurst Park was leased by Mr and Mrs Robert Benson, for whom Sir Edwin Lutyens designed additions to the house and a new formal garden. Gertrude Jekyll provided planting plans.
Address: Buckhurst Park, Withyham, Hartfield, East Sussex, TN7 4BL
Locality: East Sussex
East Sussex; Wealden; Withyham
Historical County: Sussex
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Form of site: estate
Purpose of site: Ornamental
Context or principal building: house
Site first created: Before 1725
Main period of development: 18th century
Site Size (Hectares): 215