Great Dixter House & Gardens
Parks & Gardens
Title: Great Dixter House & Gardens
Description: The largest surviving timber-framed hall in the country is part of this 15th century historic house and family home. The contents date from the 18th and 19th centuries and the house is surrounded by exciting and constantly changing gardens, which incorporate many medieval buildings.
Address: Great Dixter, High Park Close, Northiam, East Sussex
Post Code: TN31 6PH
Built in 1450, the largest surviving timber-framed hall in the country is part of this fine Wealden hall-house and family home. Now owned by the Lloyd family, Sir Edwin Lutyens restored it soon after the Lloyd's bought it in 1910. A second complete timber-framed house from Benenden, Kent, was transported here at the time of the restoration and added as an extension to the rear of the building. A small extension was also added to the side at the same time.
Great Dixter is a fantastic building thanks to careful restoration; the gardens are equally appealing. Designed by Lutyens, the grounds feature a series of small gardens located around a number of medieval farm buildings and are now under the care of the gardening writer, Christopher Lloyd.