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Brief description of site

Shepherd's Hill is a formal, compartmentalised garden laid out from 1926 around four sides of a contemporary house, both designed by the architect Sir Edward Maufe. Features include pools, terraces, avenues, and 18th-century privy and a brick-built summerhouse.

Brief history of site

The site at Shepherd's Hill was allotted to Sir Robert Fagg and John Fagg of Wiston in 1710. It is thought that Robert Fagg used an existing fire-damaged house on the site as his hunting box whilst planning a new mansion and stables. The stables had been built by 1740. In 1926, the property was purchased by the architect, Sir Edward Brantwood Maufe. Between 1926 and 1928 Maufe converted Fagg's original stable block and flanking outbuildings to a forecourt for a new country house.

Location information:

Address: Pound Lane, Buxted, TN22 4PX

Locality: Uckfield

Local Authorities:

East Sussex; Wealden; Mayfield and Five

Historical County: Sussex

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 199 Grid Ref: TQ515222
Latitude: 50.9793 Longitude: 0.156762

Key information:

Form of site: compartment

Purpose of site: ornamental garden

Context or principal building: house

Site Style : formal

Site first created: 1926 to 1928

Main period of development: Early 20th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 3.5

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