Bayham Abbey, Lamberhurst / Frant - Tunbridge Wells / Wealden

Late C19 mansion gardens with formal terraces and informal pleasure ground all set within a Humphry Repton park focused on the abbey ruins. The property was divided and sold in the 1970s and has become further fragmented since then. English Heritage Trust looks after the abbey ruins but fragmentation of ownership and management has severely compromised the intergrity of this significant picturesque landscape. Co-ordinated action is needed to understand and conserve the overall significance of the designed landscape and its setting, part of which lies in East Sussex and part in Kent.

Bayham Abbey, Lamberhurst / Frant - Tunbridge Wells / Wealden
© Historic England

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:
    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