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Brief description of site

The gardens were laid out by Gertrude Jekyll in 1920, but no plans of the layout have been found. Features include a drive, level lawn (possibly an old tennis court), specimen trees and two small rustic houses. However, there is very little evidence today of Gertrude Jekyll's work in these gardens although the choice of shrub planting appears to be in her style.

Brief history of site

The present house was built in 1901, on the site of an earlier structure. The gardens were laid out by Gertrude Jekyll in 1920.

Location information:

Address: Yew Tree Hall, Forest Hill, East Sussex

Locality: Ashdown Forest

Local Authorities:

East Sussex; Wealden; Forest Row

Historical County: East Sussex

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 198 Grid Ref: TQ438338
Latitude: 51.0855 Longitude: 0.0517509

Key information:

Form of site: garden

Purpose of site: ornamental garden

Context or principal building: country house

Site first created: 1901 to 1920

Main period of development: Early 20th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 3.4

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