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East Sussex
Wealden (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 63937 11082


HERSTMONCEUX CHURCH ROAD 1. 5208 Herstmonceux Place (now flats) TQ 61 SW 13/411 13.10.52


2. The north-west front dates from the early C18. This has 3 storeys and 5 windows. Red brick and grey headers alternately. Parapet. Rubbed brick stringcourses and relieving arches to the windows which have flush wooden surrounds, stone keystones over and their glazing bars intact. The central portion projects and both this and the flanking sections are edged with long and short stone quoins. Central doorway up 4 steps with stone Ionic columns, a broken scroll pediment over and door of 6 fielded panels, flanked by narrow windows. On the first and second floors above this doorway is a round-headed window flanked by stone columns with a projecting cornice over and on each side of each such window is an empty round-headed stone niche. In 1777 the house was enlarged by Samuel Wyatt for the Reverand Robert Hare, (great grandfather of Augustus Hare), the bricks for the new portion being taken from Herstmonceux Castle. The north-east or entrance front was then remodelled and an L-portion added to the south-west making the present main or garden front. The Wyatt portion of the house has 2 storeys only. Red brick. Stone stringcourse and cornice. Brick parapet. Windows in shallow brick reveals with glazing bars intact. Between the ground and first floor windows are rectangular Coadeware plaques alternately of a shell between cornucopiae and of vases. The north-east front has 7 windows. The 3 centre window bays project with a pediment over and long and short stone quoins edging both this projection and the flanking portions. Central stuccoed porch at the head of 7 steps with a brick mounting block on each side of these. The south-east front has 10 windows. The recessed centre is flanked by large semi-circular curved bays of window each on both floors surmounted by leaded saucer domes. This front has similar Coadeware plaques but 4 of the 6 plaques on the curved bays are of cherub's heads set in a wreath. Further to the south-west is a ground floor later addition of 3 windows. Good staircase. From 1807-1819 the house was occupied by Thomas Read Kemp, the founder of Kemp Town, Brighton.

Listing NGR: TQ6393711082


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

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Date: 23 Mar 2003
Reference: IOE01/05278/34
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Michael Nash. Source Historic England Archive
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