Bayham Abbey, Lamberhurst / Frant - Tunbridge Wells / Wealden

Late C19 mansion gardens with formal terraces and informal pleasure grounds set within a Humphry Repton Red Book park focused on the abbey ruins, Now managed by English Heritage. Partly in East Sussex and Kent. The estate was divided in the 1970s with further fragmentation of the site since. Mixed arable conversion has impacted the landscape fabric integrity supporting the composition of the parkland. A parkland plan exists in part around Bayham Old Abbey (2012) and recommendation of a joint approach to further conservation priorities as part of a parkland plan process was made in 2020.

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    Bayham Abbey
    Heritage Category:
    Registered Park and Garden grade II
    List Entry Number:
    1000257
    Local Planning Authority:
    Tunbridge Wells
    Site Type:
    Gardens parks and urban spaces > Landscape park

Location

    County:
    Kent / East Sussex
    District / Borough:
    Tunbridge Wells / Wealden
    Parish:
    Lamberhurst / Frant
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Tunbridge Wells
    Region:
    London and South East

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Park and garden
    Condition:
    Generally unsatisfactory with major localised problems
    Vulnerability:
    Medium
    Trend:
    Declining
    Ownership:
    Mixed, multiple owners
    Designation:
    Registered Park and Garden grade II, 8 LBs, SM

Contact Details

Kay Richardson 0207 973 3647