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Herstmonceux (pronounced: "Hers-mon-zoo") is a village in the county of East Sussex in the South East of England. It is the location of Herstmonceux Castle and the former site of the Royal Greenwich Observatory.

 

Herstmonceux is also famous for trugs. These are baskets made from willow boards set in an ash or chestnut frame.  However, this tiny village, with its single parade of shops along the busy A271 (Gardner Street), a bottleneck for traffic, is perhaps more famous for The Old Generating Works (Steam House), which together with Rudyard Kipling's Batemans, is the only surviving evidence of the early electricity generating industry in Sussex.  This building in included on a Monument Protection Programe (MPP) since it has fallen into a state of disrepair, much as the windmill at Windmill Hill, had been allowed to deteriorate to the stage where that almost fell down.  The windmill was saved with the help of a 500,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery fund

 

Other buildings of note in the locality include Lime House and Lime Cottage.  Lime Cottage is a grade 2 listed building.  Lime House is the manor house previously owned by the Baron de Roemer.  It was his son who built the generating building and supply network which gave electricity to Herstmonceux in advance of other towns.  A pioneer indeed.

 

For more information on this interesting building, see:  ARCHAEOLOGY

 

 

 

 

The Old Steam House, Herstmonceux, East Sussex

No restoration until history recognised - ongoing 2006

 

 

 

 

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UCKFIELD

WEALD

 

 

 

Herstmonceux Parish
East Sussex, England

 


"list of buildings of special architectural or historic interest"
Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990

 

INDEX OF GRADE I AND GRADE II*
LISTED BUILDINGS

FULL LIST OF GRADE I, GRADE II* AND
GRADE II LISTED BUILDINGS

 

FULL LIST OF GRADE I, GRADE II* AND
GRADE II LISTED BUILDINGS

 

This list contains all amendments to 26 March 2003. "Descriptive entries" are confined to century of origin except for the Grade I and II* buildings, where more is reproduced. The accuracy of the listing or entries is not guaranteed by Herstmonceux Parish Council: any question about these or other buildings in the Parish should in the first instance be referred to Conservation & Design, Wealden District Council, Council Offices, Pine Grove, Crowborough, East Sussex TN6 1DH, tel. 01892 602538 or email.

 

 

 

NAME (LB grade)

 

 

LOCATION

 

 

TQ

 

No. 3, Posey Cottages (II)
"Early C19...".

Posey Green, Windmill Hill

TQ 6412 37/355

Nos. 4 and 5, Posey Cottages (II)
"C18...".

Posey Green, Windmill Hill

TQ 6412 37/356

Thorpe House (II)
"Early C19...".

Posey Green, A271

TQ 6412 37/357

Yew Tree Cottage (II)
"C17 or earlier timber-framed building...".

Lower Road, Golden Cross

TQ 61 SW 13/412

Wisteria Cottage (II) and Primrose Cottage (II) [alternatively 1, 2, 3 Chapel Row]
"C18...".

Chapel Row

TQ 6312/394

Rose Cottage (II)
"C18...".

Chapel Row

TQ 6312 37/395

East Lodge (II)
"Early C19...".

Lime Park

TQ 6312 37/396

Herstmonceux Congregational Church (II)
"Dated 1811...."

Chapel Row

TQ 6312 37/397

Lime End Farmhouse (II)
"Early C19...".

Chapel Row

TQ 6311 37/398

Chilsham Green Farmhouse (II)
"C17 or earlier...".

Chilsham Lane

TQ 61 SW 13/421

The Parish Church of All Saints (I)
"Built of red brick partly cement and with stone tower and partly slated roofs.... The Nave and Tower are late C12; the south Aisle C13; the north Aisle, the south Porch and the Chancel C14; the north or Dacre Chapel 1450 circa and like the Castle, with which it is contemporary build of brick; the north Porch 1874. Dacre tomb to Thomas Lord Hoo (died 1455) and Sir Thomas Hoo (died 1486)...."

Church Road

TQ 61 SW 13/404

Church Farmhouse (II)
"probably C16...".

Church Road

TQ 61 SW 13/405

Cleavers Lyng (II)
"C18...".

Church Road

TQ 61 SW 13/407

Milland [Farmhouse] (II)
"C17...".

Church Road

TQ 61 SW 13/408

Nos 1 and 2 Milland Cottages (II)
"C18 or earlier...".

Church Road

TQ 61 SW 13/409

Cherry Croft (II)
"C18...".

Church Road

TQ 61 SW 13/410

Barn at Cherry Croft Farm (II)
"Late C16, extended and reclad in C18... two storey C18 extension...".

Church Road

TQ 61 SW 13/10027

Herstmonceux Place (I) [now flats]
"The north-west front dates from the early C18.... In 1777 the house was enlarged by Samuel Wyatt for the Reverend 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 re-modelled.... Good staircase.
From 1807-1819 the house was occupied by Thomas Read Kemp, the founder of Kemp Town, Brighton."

Church Road

TQ 61 SW 13/411

Walled garden to north of Herstmonceux Castle (II)
"Probably mid C16 and later altered...".

Herstmonceux Park

TQ 61 SW 13/660

Herstmonceux Castle, with attached bridges to nother & south and causway with moat retaining walls to west. (I)
"Castle/country house. c1441 (when license to crenellate was granted) for Sir Roger Fiennes; further embellished mid C16 for Baroness and Lord Dacre; altered mid-late C17 for Lord Dacre; part demolished 1776-7 for Robert Hare; restored and rebuilt early C20, mostly 1911-12, for Lieutenant Coloner Claude Lowther and 1930s for Sir Paul Latham....
Interior: some original features survive, including fireplaces, privies, doorways, dungeon and brick-lined dovecote...; other old features were brought in from elsewhere....
"The C15 castle was well restored in the early C20 and the many fine features which were brought in at that time add to its importance."

Herstmonceux Park

TQ 61 SW 13/406

Herstmonceux Science Centre (II*)
"Alternatively known as: Equatorial Group of Telescopes, Royal Greenwich Observatory." For the complete  descriptive entry, 

[Herstmonceux Park]

TQ 61 SE

Chapel Cottage (II)
"Originally a cottage and chapel, now a house in one ownership. Cottage to west is of c1750, former Baptist Chapel to east is of c1800. Some C20 alterations...".

Cowbeech

TQ 61 SW 981/13/10040

The Merry [sic] Harriers Inn (II)
"C18...".

Cowbeech

TQ 61 SW 13/422

1 & 2 Corner Cottages (II)
"C18...".

Cowbeech

TQ 61 SW 13/423

Cowbeech House (II*)
"Dated 1731...".

Cowbeech

TQ 61 SW 13/424

Cowbeech Farmhouse (II)
"C17 or earlier...".

Cowbeech

TQ 61 SW 13/425

Batchelors and the garden wall to the east (II)
"C18.... C18 cobbled garden wall...".

Cowbeech Hill, Cowbeech

TQ 61 SW 13/426

Carter's Corner Farmhouse (II)
"Formerly called Highfields.... C17 or earlier timber-framed building.... North-west wing added about 1930."

Cowbeech Hill, Cowbeech

TQ 61 SW 13/427

1 & 2 Thorndean Farm Cottages (II)
"Early C19...".

[Foul Mile,] Cowbeech

TQ 61 SW 13/428

Moieties (II)
"Restored C17 or earlier timber-framed building...".

Foul Mile, Cowbeech

TQ 61 NW 8/429

Beadles Cottage (II)
"C17 or earlier...".

Foul Mile, Cowbeech

TQ 61 NW 8/430

Courtlands Farmhouse (II)
"Probably C17...".

Foul Mile, Cowbeech

TQ 61 NW 8/431

Court Horam (II*)
"Unusual C17 or earlier timber-framed building...".

Hammer Lane, Cowbeech

TQ 61 NW 8/432

Blackford Farmhouse (II)
"C18 front, but some older work within...".

Cinderford Lane, Cowbeech

TQ 61 SW 13/433

Flowers Green Cottages (Nos 1, 2 and 3) (II)
"C18...".

Church Road, Flowers Green

TQ 6311 37/399

Hollies (II)
"C18...".

Butler's Lane, Flowers Green

TQ 6311 37/400

Pernes (II)
"C18...".

Flowers Green

TQ 6311 37/401

Little Butlers (II)
"C17...".

Flowers Green

TQ 6311 37/402

Pastures (II)
"Early C19...".

Flowers Green

TQ 6311 37/403

1, 2, The Chestnuts (II)
"C18...".

Gardner Street (north side)

TQ 6312 37/366

London Cottage (II)
"C18...".

Gardner Street (north side)

TQ 6312 37/367

The Brewers' Arms Inn (II)
"C18...".

Gardner Street (north side)

TQ 37/368

Barclays Bank and Bank Flat (II)
[no longer Barclays Bank]
"Early C19...".

Gardner Street (north side)

TQ 6312 37/369

The Sundial Restaurant (II)
"Early C19... Sundial on first floor."

Gardner Street (north side)

TQ 6312 37/370

Elm Tree House (II)
"L-shaped C17 or earlier timber-framed building...".

Gardner Street (north side)

TQ 6312 37/371

Higham House and Higham Cottage (II)
"One building. C18...".

Gardner Street (south side)

TQ 6312 37/372

The Keys (II)
"C18...".

Gardner Street (south side)

TQ 6312 37/373

Eversley (II)
"Early C19...".

Gardner Street (south side)

TQ 6312 37/374

Bellevue and Perrywinkle Cottage (II)
"C17 or earlier building...".

Gardner Street (south side)

TQ 6312 37/375

Arnocks and Arnocks Cottage (II)
"Early C19...".

Gardner Street (south side)

TQ 6312 37/376

Cotoneaster (II)
[formerly Praise-the-Lord House]
"C18...".

Gardner Street (south side)

TQ 6312 37/377

Nos 1 and 2 The Old Post Office (II)
"Probably C17...".

Gardner Street (south side)

TQ 6312 37/378

The Old Farmhouse (II)
[sometimes called Ginger's Green Farmhouse]
"C17 or earlier...".

Ginger's Green Lane, Ginger's Green

TQ 61 SW 13/416

Monk's Rest (II)
"Restored C17 cottage...".

Hailsham Road, Cooper's Croft

TQ 61 SW 13/413

Buckwell Place (II*)
"Large former rectory, now private house. Original wing of c1792 built by the Rev. Robert Hare, a member of the Hare family who owned Herstmonceux Castle. His nephew Archdeacon Julius Hare added a parlour wing.... c1860 a service wing was added to the west by the Rev Henry Wellesley, an illegitimate nephew of the Duke of Wellington....
"The house has historic interest as being the childhood home of Augustus Hare the notable Victorian travel writer who also wrote memoirs in 6 volumes 'The story of my life'."

Hailsham Road, Coopers Croft

TQ 61 SW 13/414

The stables to the west of Buckwell Place House (II)
"Small early C19 building...".

Hailsham Road, Coopers Croft

TW 61 SW 13/414A

Deudney's Farmhouse (II)
"Front portion late C17 or early C18...".

Old Road, Magham Down

TW 61 SW 13/415

Stunt's Green Farmhouse (II)
"Dated 1727.... Stone with the initials WH and the date 1727."

Stunt's Green

TW 61 SW 13/417

Aladdin's Cottage (II)
"Originally threshing barn, later tearooms and finally holiday accommodation. Early C17, modified in 1920s and c1983. Timber framed building now clad in C20 brickwork, apart from south west side which has C17 brickwork...".

Stunt's Green

TQ62001329

Little Manor (II)
"C17 or earlier timber-framed building, now tile-hung...".

Stunt's Green

TQ 61 SW 13/418

Gainsborough Cottage (II)
"Probably C17...".

Stunt's Green

TQ 61 SW 13/419

Broyle Cottage (II)
"C17 or earlier...".

Stunt's Green

TQ 61 SW 13/430

Carriers (II)
"Once 2 cottages. C18...".

West End (north side)

TQ 6312 37/379

Toad Hall (II)
"C18 or earlier...".

West End (north side)

TQ 6312 37/380

Appleshaw (II)
"C18"...".

West End (north side)

TQ 6312 37/381

Meadow Cottage (II)
"C18, restored and altered...".

West End (north side)

TQ 6312 37/382

[1, 2, 3] Bedham Green (II)
"Three cottages probably C17 or earlier timber-framed building...".

West End (south side)

TQ 6312 37/383

The Old Bakehouse and Ray's Cottage (II)
"2 cottages, probably once lobby entrance house. C18 altered C20. Timber-framed...".

West End (south side)

TQ 6312 37/384

Hormes House (II)
"C18...".

A271 Windmill Hill

TQ 6412 37/385

Allfrey House (II)
"C17 or earlier...".

A271 Windmill Hill

TQ 6412 37/386

Victoria Lodge and Pope's Farmhouse (II)
"One building. L-shaped C17 or earlier building, altered in C19 and C20...".

A271 Windmill Hill

TQ 6412 37/387

Miller's House (II)

A271 Windmill Hill

TQ 6412 37/388

Windmill Hill Windmill (II*)
"Post type windmill. Built c1814 by the Lewes mill-wright, Medhurst. It is the largest postmill in the country as regards body size.... at 48ft the tallest windmill in Sussex and the last remaining mill in England to possess the remains of a centrifugal governor system for controlling the sail area.... This mill never had a tailpole but was turned to the wind by pushing the body round manually using the tailpole. It ceased turning in 1893 when steam-driven stones were set up in the roundhouse."

A271 Windmill Hill

TQ 6412 37/389

Mill House (II)
"C18...".

A271 Windmill Hill

TQ 6412 37/390

Nos 3 and 4 Elm Cottage (II)
"C18...".

A271 Windmill Hill

TQ 6412 37/391

Field House and Field Cottage (II)
"C18...".

A271 Windmill Hill

TQ 6412 37/392

Nos 1 to 5 (consec) The Old School House [and School Farmhouse] (II)
"Large L-shaped block. C18.... The south-easternmost tip of the building is in Wartling Parish."

A271 Windmill Hill

TQ 6412 37/393

 

 

 

"It must be remembered that listing, NO MATTER WHAT THE GRADE, protects the whole building, both internally and externally, together with any object or structure fixed to the building and any object or structure within the curtilege of the building which, although not fixed to the building, forms part of the land and has done so since before 1st July 1948."

 

 

 

 

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