East Sussex, Herstmonceux

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LORDING IT UP IN HERSTMONCEUX

  • This site is located to the south of Gardner Street, (which was the original name of the village, Herstmonceux), near Hailsham
  • Site area: 15.3 acres
  • Greenfield site
  • This was an unusual layout as the scheme encompassed local facilities, such as the bowling green which adjoins the football club to the north and east
  • Planning Consent was gained for 70 residential units
  • The agreement in relation to the final servicing of the site was tortuous, but with tenacity was finally agreed
  • The site was sold by Gleeson Developments to Thakeham Homes/Clarion Housing Association in March 2018
  • Herstmonceux Castle (some 2 miles (3.2 km) south-east of the village) is a former site of the Royal Greenwich Observatory
  • The name Herstmonceux derives from the Anglo-Saxon word ‘hyrst’, meaning ‘wooded hill’ plus the name of Monceux Family, who were lords of the manor in the 12th Century

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