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Heathfield Park, Heathfield and Waldron

Description: Heathfield Park

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 13 October 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 295185

OS Grid Reference: TQ5992020963
OS Grid Coordinates: 559920, 120963
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9659, 0.2761

Location: School Hill, Heathfield, East Sussex TN21 8RL

Locality: Heathfield and Waldron
Local Authority: Wealden District Council
County: East Sussex
Country: England
Postcode: TN21 8RL

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Listing Text

Heathfield Park
TQ 52 SE 3/792 13.10.52


Originally called Bayley Park. This mansion was begun by James Plummer
in 1677 and continued by Raymond Blackmore in the early C18. It was altered
and enlarged in 1766 by Sir Robert Taylor for General George Augustus Elliott,
who was created Lord Heathfield in 1787, and who owned the house until his
death in 1790. It was renamed Heathfield Park after him by his successor
Francis Newbury in 1791. In 1895 it was remodelled, brick facing being
substituted for stucco, and the south-east wing being added, by Sir Reginald
Blomfield for W C Alexander. Two storeys, attic and semi-basement. Two
windows. Red brick with stone window dressings, stringcourse and panels
below first floor window. Wooden modillion eaves cornice. Hipped tiled
roof. Windows with keystones over and glazing bars intact, those in the
basement being segmental-headed. The original portion of the house was
probably the 6 window bays at the south-westernmost end of the entrance
front. This was a recessed centre containing a Venetian window on the first
floor and 2 slightly projecting wings with long and short quoins and hipped
roofs. The left of these wings has 3 narrow windows, the right wing 2 wider
ones which may have been substituted for the former in 1766, when the 5
window bays at the north-west end of the front were probably added. The
latter portion is divided into 2 sections with quoins to each, the first
of which projects beyond the remainder of the house. Below the Venetian
window in the original portion of the house is a large projecting porch,
with parapet over and a segmental-headed doorway approached by a flight
of wide steps, which dates from 1895.

Listing NGR: TQ5992020963

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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