Lavington Park, East Lavington / Duncton, Chichester - Chichester

Late C18 and C19 garden at the foot of the South Downs on the site of a late C16 house and garden, further altered in the C20, set within a park of C18 origin largely planted in the C19. The house with extensive panoramic views north is now a school. Numerous school buildings and two relatively substantial residential developments have been built within the park and a heritage led estate plan by the school is being discussed with The South Downs NPA as no overall Conservation Plan exists and the historic and aesthetic value of the site is vulnerable to futher planned change and development.

Lavington Park, East Lavington / Duncton, Chichester - Chichester
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Lavington Park
  • Heritage Category: Registered Park and Garden grade II
  • List Entry Number: 1001213
  • Local Planning Authority: Chichester
  • Site Type: Gardens parks and urban spaces > Garden


  • County: West Sussex
  • District / Borough: Chichester
  • Parish: East Lavington / Duncton
  • National Park: South Downs (NP)
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Arundel and South Downs
  • Region: South East

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Park and garden
  • Condition: Generally satisfactory but with significant localised problems
  • Vulnerability: Medium
  • Trend: Stable
  • Ownership: Educational (independent)
  • Designation: Registered Park and Garden grade II, 7 LBs