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Compton Place, Eastbourne

Description: Compton Place

Grade: I
Date Listed: 27 May 1949
English Heritage Building ID: 293552

OS Grid Reference: TV6029498582
OS Grid Coordinates: 560294, 98582
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7647, 0.2716

Location: Saffrons Park, East Sussex BN21 1EH

Locality: Eastbourne
Local Authority: Eastbourne Borough Council
County: East Sussex
Country: England
Postcode: BN21 1EH

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Listing Text

Compton Place
TV 6098 7/30 27.5.49.

The property of the Duke of Devonshire. The present house was built in
1726 by Sir Spencer Compton, Earl of Wilmington, on the site of a Jacobean
house which was remodelled. Architect Colin Campbell extensively altered
and stuccoed circa 1800. 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 Burlington in the
early C19.

Listing NGR: TV6029498582

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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