Talk on the Victorian and Edwardian leisure estate in the Sussex Weald c.1850-1914 in Chichester

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Start time: 19:00
End time: 21:00

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Join Dr Sue Berry for a fascinating talk hosted by West Sussex Record Office

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Talk on Victorian and Edwardian estates

During the Victorian and Edwardian periods, small estates were established in the Weald by wealthy families from a wide range of backgrounds. They did not want large agricultural estates. These were increasingly under threat from economic, social and political changes. The new estates were for leisure and entertainment and the pursuit of a wide range of hobbies.

The talk will concentrate on some of the houses and grounds to which there is access such as South Lodge in Horsham (now a hotel) and Leonardslee, but others will also be discussed. The development of such houses was not unique to Sussex, but the number probably is. Advanced booking essential (01243 753602 to attend in person or on Eventbrite to attend remotely).

Admission Details

Adult: 8.00

Child: 8.00

Child Age Limit:

Concession Details: 7.00 (West Sussex Archives Society)

Organiser Details

Name: Matthew Jones

Telephone: 01243 753602

Email: [email protected]


Venue Details

Address: West Sussex Record Office, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 1DD

Telephone: 01243 753602

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