British Listed Buildings

History in Structure

If you log in, you can comment on buildings, submit new photos or update photos that you've already submitted.

We need to upgrade the server that this website runs on. Can you spare a quid to help?.

The Hermitage, Manor Gardens, Eastbourne

Description: The Hermitage, Manor Gardens

Grade: II
Date Listed: 6 June 1989
English Heritage Building ID: 293631

OS Grid Reference: TV5998699264
OS Grid Coordinates: 559986, 99264
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7709, 0.2675

Location: Compton Place Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN20 8AH

Locality: Eastbourne
Local Authority: Eastbourne Borough Council
County: East Sussex
Country: England
Postcode: BN20 8AH

Incorrect location/postcode? Submit a correction!

Listing Text

The following building shall be added to the list:

12/115 (east side, off)

The Hermitage, Manor


Gazebo to Manor House (qv). Late C18. Rendered brick (now pebble-dashed);
thatched roof. Octagonal symmetrical comparison in Gothic style. Single-storey.
Brick plinth from which there rise, on each of the 5 front bays, ogee-arched
wooden architraves with crescent finials and flanking quatrefoil panels. 2 stone
steps up to doorway (door removed), the architrave having pilasters with strings
and plain capitals. The openings to the 2 flanking bays on each side have
panelled bases and bottom-hinged shutters (removed from left-hand bays) which
conceal ogee-headed sashes with decorative glazing bars, the glazing bars mostly
removed. The 3 rear bays each have a bow with semi-conical thatched roof (thatch
mostly removed). Wooden eaves cornice. Roof surmounted by spiked and petalled,
swept, finial. Interior: board lining with plinth, dado rail and cornice; an
ogee-arched architrave to each side, the 3 rear sides with alcoves; at top of each
side a moulded bush garland descends from ribband and drapes over floral
medallions. In state of dereliction at time of inspection. The gazebo was built
either for the Rev H Lushington who built Manor House shortly before 1777, or for
C Gilbert who purchased the house in 1792. A colour-wash drawing of the gazebo
was made by T Poppleton during the first decade of the C19.

Listing NGR: TV5998699264

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

Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.