Kidbrooke Park, Forest Row - Wealden

C18 park with extensive C19 landscape features attributed to Humphry Repton and later formal and woodland gardens. The estate was sold and broken up after WWII, the house converted to a Steiner school. Development and change of use further reduced the park with residential development and school facilities built in the grounds and significant portions of the estate for sale recently. Proposals for using the lower lake as a flood storage facility have also been explored. A Parkland Plan by Natural England with the school has unlocked funding for significant restoration works.

Kidbrooke Park, Forest Row - Wealden
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Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    Kidbrooke Park
    Heritage Category:
    Registered Park and Garden grade II
    List Entry Number:
    1000305
    Local Planning Authority:
    Wealden
    Site Type:
    Gardens parks and urban spaces > Landscape park

Location

    County:
    East Sussex
    District / Borough:
    Wealden
    Parish:
    Forest Row
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Wealden
    Region:
    London and South East

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Park and garden
    Condition:
    Generally satisfactory but with significant localised problems
    Vulnerability:
    Medium
    Trend:
    Declining
    Ownership:
    Mixed, multiple owners
    Designation:
    Registered Park and Garden grade II, 2 LBs