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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1028320



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: East Sussex

District: Wealden

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Hadlow Down

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 26-Nov-1953

Date of most recent amendment: 11-Jan-1989

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 296250

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TQ52 SW 27/615 26.11.53 Shepherd's Hill


The entry shall be amended to read:

1. 5208 HADLOW DOWN BLACKBOYS TQ52 SW 27/615 Shepherds Hill including terracing, 26.11.53 steps, gatepiers and Garden House the grade and description shall be amended II* (star)

House including terracing, steps, gatepiers and garden House. C18 farmhouse core extensively remodelled by Edward Maufe who lived here between 1926 and 1974. Exterior of red brick in flemish bond with some grey headers. Tiled roof with end brick chimneystacks and brick modillion cornice. 2 parallel ranges with projecting full height extrance porch to north west and later C20 1 storey addition to north east. 2 to 3 storeys, 4 windows. Entrance front to north west has 3 sashes to original part of the house, 12 pane sashes to 1st floor the left hand are having a heraldic pane and very tall 18 pane cambered sashes to ground floor with concrete keystones. Full height porch to left has 1 12 pane sash to 1st floor and c1926 stone moulded door surround with Eric Gill Sculpture above. This bears a shield with 2 ravens, a lion and figure of a man, woman and child with a row of shells (Maufe's emblem), and the motto EX FORTE DULCEDO. Large C20 panelled door with bronze fittings and antique door knocker in shape of a hand from Italy. Rainwater head has scroll and letter M. South west elevation has 3 sashes including 2 elongated sashes with 16 panes to lounge and a tall 15 pane sash to dining room. Garden front to south east has 4 windows, 3 12 pane sashes in moulded surrounds to 1st floor and casement with stone keystone with carving in style of Eric Gill to right. Ground floor has 1 tall 15 pane sash lighting dining room and 4 pane sash to kitchen. Early C20 stone doorcase in classical style with pediment and door with 12 panes and panelled base. Projecting early C20 extension to ground floor right (extended late C20) with half glazed door in cambered surround. North east elevation is of 2 storeys with 2 6 pane sashes to 2nd floor, 2 12 pane sashes to 1st floor and central oval window and 2 small sashes to ground floor. Late C20 1 storey and attic extension. Entrance hall has round headed alcove, concrete cornice and early C20 oak well staircase with turned balusters. Double doors of a characteristic pattern lead into the lounge. This has a large coved soffit supporting the staircase above and an elaborate concrete keystone concealing a light fitting. Wooden built-in bookcases each side of double doors. Ceiling has 2 beams supported on stepped corbels and fluted cornice. Original Maufe fireplace has been replaced by an C18 Irish Georgian marble fireplace with urn and swag panel. Large lined oak floorboards: Double doors lead to dining room which has a travertine marble floor and 2 shell niches with bookcases below and stepped wood and stone fire surround to right and similar shaped cupboard to left. Opposite end has 3 steps and aluminium 5 shaped handrail leading to round-headed opening in which was originally displayed an Eric Gill Sculpture. Kitchen has chamfered axial beam, large bressumer with lamb's tongue stop and plank doors remaining from C18 farmhouse. Attached to south west is a stone terrace with low stone walls. To the north west this becomes a brick screen wall about 10 feet in height incorporating 3 round-headed arches with keystone and impost blocks and a series of steps to a lower level with a semi-circular pond. Attached to the north east is a low stone wall which incorporates a flight of steps with an iron handrail incorporating 2 cherubs, the letter M and a shell. This leads to 2 early C20 brick gatepiers with stone bases and tops and early C20 Summerhouse. This is of 1 storey brick with tiled roof and modillion cornice. Doorcase has pegged architrave and glazed door with 12 panels. 2 15 pane sash windows and, 1x8 pane sash window.

(See 'The Brick Builder' September 1932, 'Country Life' October 9 1975).


HADLOW DOWN BLACKBOYS 1. 5208 Shepherd's Hill TQ 52 SW 27/615 26.11.53 II 2. C18. Two storeys. Four window. Red brick and grey headers. Modillion eaves cornice. Tiled roof. Window with glazing bars, and keystones over those on ground floor. Doorway with pediment over.

Listing NGR: TQ5154822217

Selected Sources

Books and journals
'Country Life' in 9 October, (1975)
'The Brick Builder' in September, (1932)

National Grid Reference: TQ 51548 22217


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