Stanmer Park, Falmer / Westmeston / Ditchling, Brighton and Hove, City of (UA) - South Downs (NP) / Brighton and Hove, City of (UA) / Lewes

C18 estate set in a landscape park associated with the South Downs. Bought by Brighton and Hove City Council in 1947 for public amenity although the A27 split it creating barriers to movement. With development, amenity management, antisocial behaviour, the 1987 storm and traffic all harmful to the historic character and fabric. Heritage Lottery Fund project delivered a Conservation Management Plan to define and sustain significance. Preparation for a £3.8 million grant awarded in 2016 is ongoing to improve parking, access and convert the walled garden and a Woodland Management Plan is drafted.

Stanmer Park, Falmer / Westmeston / Ditchling, Brighton and Hove, City of (UA) - South Downs (NP) / Brighton and Hove, City of (UA) / Lewes
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Stanmer Park
  • Heritage Category: Registered Park and Garden grade II
  • List Entry Number: 1001447
  • Local Planning Authority: South Downs (NP)
  • Site Type: Gardens parks and urban spaces > Landscape park

Location

  • Locality: Stanmer
  • Unitary Authority: Brighton and Hove, City of (UA)
  • Parish: Falmer / Westmeston / Ditchling
  • National Park: South Downs (NP)
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Brighton, Pavilion
  • Region: South East

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Park and garden
  • Condition: Extensive significant problems
  • Vulnerability: Medium
  • Trend: Stable
  • Ownership: Local authority, multiple owners
  • Designation: Registered Park and Garden grade II, 19 LBs, 4 SMs, part in CA

Contact Details

Kay Richardson 01483 252020

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England