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Description: Hammerwood Park
Date Listed: 26 November 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 296047
OS Grid Reference: TQ4422238852
OS Grid Coordinates: 544222, 138851
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1308, 0.0598
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FOREST ROW HAMMERWOOD
TQ 43 NW 4/43 26.11.53
Circa 1790. One of the 2 known works of the Sussex Architect, Benjamin
Henry Latrobe, who emigrated to America in 1795. Large sandstone ashlar
mansion, now empty and the window boarded up. Consists of a centre and
2 wings. The centre which has 2 storeys and 5 windows, projects and its
3 centre window bays break forward still further with pilasters flanking
the windows. String course above ground floor. Cornice above first floor
and a similar smaller one above the second floor. Slate roof. Glazing
bars missing. French windows on ground floor with semi-circular tympana
over the 3 centre ones. The wings, which contain the library and the dining
room, are set back. Two storeys and 4 windows, each. The end window bay of
each projects with a tetrastyle portico on the ground floor on a podium,
the columns supporting a pediment which cuts into the centre first floor
window. Coade-ware plaques above the doorways. Five round-headed arches
between these porticos and the centre portion of the house, of which on
the west one contains a door, one a window and 3 are blind, on the east
one contains a door, 2 window and 2 are blind. Venetian shutters to window,
on first floor. Slate roof. The north or entrance front has heavy 3-light
windows (glazing bars intact) having architraves over. Porte cochere with
coupled fluted Doric column and pilaster on each side. Service wing to
Listing NGR: TQ4422238851
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Source: English Heritage
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