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Brief description of site

Compton Place has a 19th-century formal garden featuring wooded grounds and circular lawn. There are also surviving 18th-century elements. The site occupies about 10 hectares.

Brief history of site

The manor known as Eastbourne Place was acquired by James Burton in 1544. He changed its name to Bourne Place and was the likely builder of the Elizabethan house which became incorporated into the present mansion. Lancelot Brown was paid in 1766 for work on the site. Humphry Repton produced a red book for the site in 1803, but his proposals were not implemented.

Location information:

Address: Compton Place, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 1EH

Locality: Eastbourne

Local Authorities:

East Sussex; Eastbourne

Historical County: Sussex

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 199 Grid Ref: TV602985
Latitude: 50.764 Longitude: 0.270221


On the west side of Eastbourne Old Town

Key information:

Form of site: formal garden

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: education

Site first created: After 1544

Main period of development: 19th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 9.9

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