Charleston Manor, Seaford, England
Record Id: 764
This site is NOT open to public.
Brief description of site
Charleston Manor has a garden inspired and influenced by Vita Sackville-West, Gertrude Jekyll and Sir Harold Hillier. The garden, which occupies about 4 hectares and was laid out in the 1930s, is divided into several areas and features abundant planting. The garden sits in a wider landscape of wooded grounds and farmland of 23 hectares.
Brief history of site
Charleston was an agricultural farmstead, which was empty by 1931. It was then bought by the painter Sir Oswald Birley and his wife, who commissioned the architect and garden designer Walter Hindes Godfrey to refurbish the house and lay out the garden.
Address: Charleston Manor, Seaford, East Sussex, BN25 4AJ
East Sussex; Wealden; Cuckmere Valley
Historical County: Sussex
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Form of site: garden
Purpose of site: Ornamental
Context or principal building: house
Site first created: 1930 to 1939
Main period of development: Early 20th century
Site Size (Hectares): 4