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Brief description of site

The site has pleasure gardens, parkland and formal gardens of 6 hectares laid out in 1738 and subsequently altered in the 1920s and 1930s. The parkland originates from the 13th century and was landscaped in the 18th and 19th century.

Brief history of site

Lancelot Brown’s account book from Drummond’s Bank records a payment of £200.00.00 in July 1758 from Richard Biddulph, who was the owner of Burton Park. Peter Willis attributed this to relate to Burton Park. (See John Phibbs, ‘A List of Landscapes Attributed to Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown’, Garden History, 41:2 (2103) p. 249).

Location information:

Address: Duncton High Street, GU28 0LS

Locality: Petworth

Local Authorities:

West Sussex; Chichester; Barlavington

Historical County: Sussex

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 197 Grid Ref: SU968174
Latitude: 50.9479 Longitude: -0.623413

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Site first created: After 1200

Main period of development: Mid 18th century

Site Size (Hectares): 106

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