Knepp Castle Estate comprises 1,400-hectares (3,500 acres) in the Low Weald in West Sussex in the southeast of England. The estate originated in the Middle Ages as one of King John’s hunting parks. It had been intensively farmed since the Second World War, with increasing chemical inputs since the 1970s. Its traditional small hedged fields and heavy clay, however, made it particularly unsuited to modern intensive farming practices.
In 2001, the present owner, Sir Charles Burrell (Charlie),…
Country: United Kingdom
Size: 1,400 Hectares
Ecoregion: Terrestrial - Temperate grasslands, savannas and shrublands
Status: VCA Gold