Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Sheffied Park - East Sussex

So far I have been to Sheffield Park five times, and have never seen the same scene twice. That is one of the beauties of this large estate, just five miles from Haywards Heath.

The park certainly existed at the time of the Domesday Book, though not too much is known about the earlier days. We do know that the deer park was created in 1700 and that Capability Brown was brought in to construct and manage the four lakes and beautiful parkland that was once part of Sheffield Park House.

The house is still privately owned though the grounds are now run and controlled by the National Trust. There were other landscaping operations after Brown, particularly by Humphry Repton. The house was remodelled in the Gothic style around 1775.

Sheffield Park is designed to reflect the changing of the seasons, and this it does with sometime gorgeous effect.

Sheffield Park House

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