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East Sussex
Hastings (District Authority)
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
TQ 80614 09306


EDWARD ROAD 1. 5204 St Leonards TQ 8009 22/582 No 11 (The Towers) II 2. C1840 house in Italianate style, originally called 'The Campanile'. Two storeys stuccoed with rusticated ground floor and mansard slate roof. To the rear is a three storey tower with upper storey a wood and glazed belvedere with hipped roof, which accounted for the original name of the house, and further forward an octagonal clock turret. Parapet and moulded eaves cornice. Balustraded band above ground floor. Some sashes with verticals only, an oriel window and ground floor canted bay. Some Venetian style triple round- headed windows separated by columns. Round-headed doorcase.

The house contains a most interesting and complete interior of the period including Carrara marble floored hall with inset of the dog of Pompeii, elaborate plastered over mantels and cornice, and painted ceiling with 'putti' and monochrome panels and portraits. The other ground floor rooms contain a white marble fireplace covered with fruit and flowers, an oak panelled study with carvings and Wedgwood plaque in the ceiling, and a carved door, possibly C17 depicting the story of Diogenes and a mythological scene, presented to the owner by Swedish soprano Jenny Lind during her stay in the house while she was visiting Hastings. Staircase of Carrara marble with mahogany handrail and brass banisters. One of the first floor bedrooms has an ornamental gilded and painted fire-place consisting of a pediment supported on two pillars, about 8 feet high and 6 feet wide, and a room with a painted ceiling with Grecian scenes,and walls painted in fresco similarly with Grecian scenes. The outlook tower has walls painted in fresco with Chinese scenes. This house is included for its very complete interior of the period.

Listing NGR: TQ8061409306


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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: 02 Jul 2000
Reference: IOE01/01834/01
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Clive Read. Source Historic England Archive
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