Sheffield Park and Garden (NT), Sheffield Park, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 3QX
One of the most prominent landmarks in the landscape garden is the Pulham Falls, which were commissioned by the 3rd Earl of Sheffield between 1882 and 1885. Installed by Pulham & Son, renowned Victorian landscape architects, the falls are still in good working order today. Normally only in full flow for short periods twice a week, they will be in full operation all day on the 13th. Out on the parkland our WWII pillbox, usually closed to visitors, will be open all day. You will be able to see inside this well-preserved feature, which dates back to the period during WWII when a Canadian Armoured Division was stationed at Sheffield Park. Traces of their time inside the pillbox can be seen in the graffiti carved or written on the walls. Sheffield Park and Garden is very family friendly and has plenty of family facilities such as a natural woodland play trail, baby changing in the main toilets and tearoom, children's snack bags and hot meals, picnic areas, buggy hire, a bottle warmer and microwave in the tearoom.
The Pulham Falls are located in the garden and is accessible by wheelchair and mobility scooter. The WWII pillbox is located in our parkland, which is semi-rough terrain and may not be suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs. Weather appropriate clothing and footwear is advisable.
The historic parkland forms a larger footprint for the Sheffield Park estate dating back several centuries. It has had many uses including a deer park and WW2 camp but is now grazed with livestock. The flood meadow runs across the bottom of the parkland and the original meanders of the River Ouse are still visible winding across the field. The area is teaming with wildlife including birds of prey, kingfishers, butterflies and dragonflies.
By Car: We are located midway between East Grinstead and Lewes, 5 miles north-west of Uckfield, on the east side of A275 (between A272 and A22). If approaching north-bound from Lewes, we are just past the Bluebell Railway, over the River Ouse bridge on the right. Coming south-bound from the A22 Wych Cross, follow the brown signs for Sheffield Park Garden and the Bluebell Railway. By bus: Saturdays - 121 service service from Lewes via Bluebell Railway Sheffield Park station. Sundays - 769 service from Brighton via Burgess Hill, Haywards Heath and Bluebell Railway Sheffield Park station. By Train: Sheffield Park (Bluebell Railway) ¾ mile; Uckfield 6 miles; Haywards Heath 7 miles Parking: Parking is free and we have accessible parking available.
Sheffield Park and Garden
Date last modified: 8th August 2014 at 14:54