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Steep Park 5592

Brief Description

The site was laid out at the end of the 19th century of the beginning of the 20th century, and had a parkland with a layout of shrubs and trees by the house. The site was bisected by a striking tree-lined avenue. There was also a small lake and a pond. The current condition of these features is unknown.

History

Map evidence shows no designed layout in 1874, but by 1911 there is parkland with shrubs and trees.

Authorities

Civil Parish

  • Rotherfield
History

Detailed History

The 1813 Ordnance Survey map shows the site as Steep Farm. The map of 1874 shows the site marked simply as 'Steep'. It then comprised a collection of buildings with no designed landscape. The site is named as 'High Steep' on the Ordnance Survey map of 1911. By this time there was parkland with a layout of trees and shrubs by the house. The site covered a total area of about 5 hectares. A striking tree-lined avenue bisects the park.

The garden was opened under the National Gardens Scheme in 1929 (Abbs, 1999).

A map of 1974 uses the title 'Steep Park'. No avenue is marked.

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