TQ4707 : Firle Place, Firle, East Sussex

taken 3 years ago, near to Firle, East Sussex, Great Britain

Firle Place, Firle, East Sussex
Firle Place, Firle, East Sussex
Firle Place is the family seat of Nicolas Gage, 8th Viscount Gage, whose family the Viscounts Gage have owned the land at Firle since acquiring it from the Levett family in the 15th century. The manor house was first built in the late 15th century by Sir John Gage, who made Firle Place his principal home. He held many high offices, including Constable of the Tower and was an executor of Henry VIII's will. The once common fruit, the greengage, has associations with the Gage family from Firle, though there is some confusion over whether it was the Reverend John Gage or Sir William Gage, 7th Baronet who are both variously credited for the import of this plum like fruit into England from France.(Source Wikipedia)
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 10 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 22 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Country estates 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4734 0714 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:50.7017N 0:5.4882E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4740 0723
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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