Woolbeding House, Chichester, England
Record Id: 6954
Site is open to the public. Opening may be limited, please check Visitor Information for any restrictions.
Brief description of site
The site has been transformed a number of times since the 18th century. The gardens were most recently laid out by Lanning Roper in the 1970s. Features include a number of garden rooms, terraces, a lake, gothic summer house and a Chinese bridge.
Brief history of site
A map of 1652 shows a square house with an enclosed inner court. Apart from the orchard, little in the way of gardens is evident. A gate together with brick piers front the road, with a grass court leading to the house. A warren is shown to the east, between the house and the river. In the late-1940s the house was made over to the National Trust who leased it to Mr Simon Sainsbury until his death in 2006.
Address: Woolbeding, Chichester, West Sussex, GU29 9RR
West Sussex; Chichester; Woolbeding
Historical County: Sussex
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Opening contact details:
This site opened to the public for the first time in 2010. For details see the National Trust website.
Form of site: compartment
Purpose of site: ornamental garden
Context or principal building: house
Site first created: Before 1652
Main period of development: Late 20th century