HOLMHURST ST MARY'S SCHOOL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1043422
Date first listed:
14-Sep-1976
Statutory Address:
HOLMHURST ST MARY'S SCHOOL, THE RIDGE

Map

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Location

Statutory Address:
HOLMHURST ST MARY'S SCHOOL, THE RIDGE

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

County:
East Sussex
District:
Hastings (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 80304 12918

Details

THE RIDGE 1. 5204 (South Side) Holmhurst St Mary's School TQ 81 SW 2/591 II 2. Home of Augustus J C Hare from 1860 till his death. Formerly known as Little Ridge, Hare renamed it Holmhurst, and it is mentioned frequently in "Memories of My Life" by A J C flare. The original part of the building appears to be late C18 or early C19, ashlar with hipped slate roof, rectangular on plan, 2 storeys, 3 windows, flush keyblocks, 3 ground floor Fench windows, 3 1st floor casements all with glazing bars, wide band at 1st floor cill level. To right (north) a larger wing of circa 1840 with alterations and additions of 1898 by A J C Hare, ashlar, gable ended slate roof, 2 storeys, casement windows, band at floor level, the 1898 additions include a stone canted bay and a large 2 storeyed gabled bay with moulded coping, large 1st floor window with 5 Tudor-headed lights and panel above with initials A. J. C. H., moulded string course, pedimented sundial to right with initials AJCH and date 1897, chimney stack with octagonal shafts. In front (east) is a stone terrace with flight of shaped steps at centre with pair of obelisks at top, to right of terrace is stone 4-centred archway with very large pierced ogee-shaped finial on top in stone. The entrance front (north west) is of 1898 date with canted bays and stone porch with 4-centred arch and niches with carved figures, double gabled end with stone oriel, 2 large octagonal chimneys rising up wall. Interior fragments of C16 panelling and carved wall posts in hall (from earlier building on this site or probably imported?). C20 additions to west.

Listing NGR: TQ8030412918

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
294053
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Hare, A J C , Memories of My Life

Legal

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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