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The Ruins of Brambletye House, Forest Row

Description: The Ruins of Brambletye House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 26 November 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 296074

OS Grid Reference: TQ4173735413
OS Grid Coordinates: 541737, 135413
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1005, 0.0230

Location: Brambletye Lane, Forest Row, East Sussex RH18 5EE

Locality: Forest Row
Local Authority: Wealden District Council
County: East Sussex
Country: England
Postcode: RH18 5EE

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There is also a scheduled monument with a similar name, Brambletye House, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This is probably the same structure or related to it in some way.

Explore more of the area around Forest Row, East Sussex at Explore Britain.

Listing Text

The Ruins of
Brambletye House
TQ 43 NW 4/20 26.11.53
Remains of a mansion built by Sir Henry Compton in the reign of James I.
The ruins consist principally of 3 towers of 3 storeys each standing now
unattached to each other. Ashlar. The west tower is surmounted by an
ogee-shaped cupola with finial. The centre one, which was the entrance
porch with rooms above it, has the date 1631 in a lozenge above the second
floor window; a 4-centre archway with carved spandrels and dripstone over;
cartouche above this with cornice above it which is carried up to form
an ogee. The east tower is plain with one window on each floor. All windows
have stone mullions. The windows in the west tower still retain their glass.
To the north of the towers is a round-headed stone archway with a keystone
and imposts, and a portion of a wall on either side of it. AM

Listing NGR: TQ4173735413

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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