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Brief description of site

In its original form Holly Mount can be regarded as a good example of an Edwardian country estate. Although its total area is now reduced to a more modest size, it still retains (for example with its pleasure gardens) some elements of its original character. Remaining features include ponds and fencing, although other features, such as the kitchen gardens, rose garden herbaceous borders and pergola are now gone.

Brief history of site

The house was built around 1885 for Richard Hill, Lord of Walshes Manor, Jarvis Brook, East Sussex. At some time between 1898 and 1910 the garden was landscaped by a firm called Blackhouse.

Location information:

Address: High Hurstwood, East Sussex

Locality: High Hurstwood

Local Authorities:

East Sussex; Wealden; Buxted

Historical County: East Sussex

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 198 Grid Ref: TQ498266
Latitude: 51.0193 Longitude: 0.134377

Key information:

Form of site: garden

Purpose of site: ornamental garden

Context or principal building: country house

Site first created: 1898 to 1910

Main period of development: Late 19th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 1.6

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