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Statutory Address:

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East Sussex
Eastbourne (District Authority)
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
TV 60294 98582


This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 13/02/2015

TV 6098 7/30 1065




The property of the Duke of Devonshire. The present house was built in 1726 for Sir Spencer Compton, Earl of Wilmington (c1674-1743), on the site of a Jacobean house which was remodelled by the architect Colen Campbell (1676-1729). Extensively altered and stuccoed circa 1800 for Lord George Cavendish (1754-1834 - later 1st Earl of Burlington of the second creation). It is an E shaped building consisting of a centre portion and 2 projecting wings. Originally red brick, stuccoed in the early C19. 2 storeys and attic. Cornice and parapet. Slate roof with lead ridges. The North front has 9 windows and 6 dormers; a large 3 light sash window in the centre of the 1st floor and the same on the ground floor of the wings; and a large porch with 4 Doric columns and an iron balcony above. The South or garden front has 13 windows, a slight projection at each end and a bay of 3 windows in the centre. This is a canted bay with an iron balcony round it on the 1st floor and a curved bay on the ground floor with 4 Doric columns supporting the entablature - 1 between each window. The interior of the house has good plaster work on the walls, also on a ceiling in 1 of the bedrooms, 5 chimney pieces, doorcases, staircase etc. See H Avray Tipping's article in "English Country Homes, Period 5". To the East of the house is the office wing built of cobbles which is not of any distinction and adjoining it a 2nd set of stables and coach-houses probably added by Lord George Cavendish in the early C19.

Listing NGR: TV6029498582


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Books and journals
Avray Tipping, H, 'English Homes' in Period 5 Early Georgian 1714-1760, ()
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 14 East Sussex,


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: 04 Oct 1999
Reference: IOE01/01401/13
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Michael Nash. Source Historic England Archive
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