Sharnden, Royal Tunbridge Wells, England
Record Id: 6925
This site is NOT open to public.
Brief description of site
Sharnden is an early-20th century garden laid out with extensive terraces and glades by the garden designer Percy Cane to the south and east of a late-19th-century house. Other features include paved and lavender walks, a kitchen garden, a gatehouse and a lake.
Brief history of site
There was a partly moated manor house on an adjacent site from the 15th-century onwards. In 1894, a shooting lodge was built on high ground to the north-west of the manor house. By 1909 the lodge was known as Sharnden. Glasshouses were erected in the nearby early-19th-century partly walled kitchen garden. In the 1920s, new owners commissioned the garden designer Percy Cane to create gardens to the south-east.
Address: Rushers Cross, Mayfield, TN20 6PY
Locality: Royal Tunbridge Wells
East Sussex; Wealden; Mayfield and Five
Historical County: Sussex
|OS Landranger Map Sheet Number:||199||Grid Ref:||TQ605284|
Form of site: garden
Purpose of site: ornamental garden
Context or principal building: house
Site first created: 1894 to 1929
Main period of development: Early 20th century
Site Size (Hectares): 11