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Old Hastings House, Hastings

Description: Old Hastings House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 19 January 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 293954

OS Grid Reference: TQ8274609970
OS Grid Coordinates: 582746, 109970
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8604, 0.5953

Location: High Street, Hastings, East Sussex TN34 3ET

Locality: Hastings
Local Authority: Hastings Borough Council
County: East Sussex
Country: England
Postcode: TN34 3ET

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Listing Text

(North West Side)
Old Hastings House
TQ 8209 NE 8/57 19.1.51.
Early-mid C18 mansion. Front brick with chamfered stone quoins. Parapet with
stone coping. Slate and tiled hipped roofs. 3 storeys. 7 closely spaced windows
with flat brick arches, all sashes without glazing bars. Central porch with Tuscan
columns supporting entablature, glazed door and rectangular fanlight. Set back
on right carriageways above rendered, one sash window, tile roof with gable end.
Wing at rear facing south-west, 3 tall 1st floor sashes with ornate iron balcony
and canopy. Attached to south corner is late C19 square conservatory with splayed
angles, pyramidal roof with ogee-domed lantern. Interior: entrance hall with bolection-
moulded panelling, rooms with wooden cornices, good contemporary staircase. On
outside are tablets to General Murray, Jurat of Hastings who was with General Wolfe
at Quebec, and to Coventry Patmore, poet, who lived here from 1873-1891. John
Collier (1685-1660) mayor of Hastings also lived here. Formerly known as The Mansion,
renamed Old Hastings House 1892.

Old Hastings House and its garden walls and gates forms a group with Torfield House.

Listing NGR: TQ8274609970

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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