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Old Lodge, Hartfield

Description: Old Lodge

Grade: II
Date Listed: 13 February 1991
English Heritage Building ID: 297132

OS Grid Reference: TQ4586029938
OS Grid Coordinates: 545860, 129938
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0503, 0.0796

Location: Hartfield, East Sussex TN22 3JG

Locality: Hartfield
Local Authority: Wealden District Council
County: East Sussex
Country: England
Postcode: TN22 3JG

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Listing Text

TQ 42 NE
9/972 Old Lodge


Large house with attached squash court and stabling. Largely 1900-3, for
Earl De La Warr in Jacobean style. Built of coursed sandstone rubble with tiled
roofs and sandstone chimneys, U-shaped plan with principal rooms to south west,
service wing to south east, squash court to east and stabling to west. Principal or
north east front is of 2 storeys and attics with 2 triangular gables and 2 storey
projecting porch with carved finial and kneelers, 4 light oriel,with crenellated
cornice and 4-centred arched doorcase 6 windows, mainly mullioned or mullioned and
transomed windows. Ground floor has large 3 light canted bay. To left the service
wing has 4 double gables, 1 external chimneystack and a 2-storey projection to
ground floor. Attached to the east is a squash court with coal cellar below. This
is of 2 storeys sandstone with tile hung attic storey and hipped tiled roof,
2 gabled dormers to attic and 4 cambered diamond leaded casements. External stone
chimneystack. Gable end has external staircase and hipped tiled weatherporch with
wooden columns. To west is a coachhouse with attached cottages. Built of coursed
sandstone rubble with tiled roof. 4 gables with diamond leaded lights. 6 double
doors. To left is cambered doorcase and 1 mullioned window to tack room. Rear has
3 gabled and 1 hipped dormer and brick lean-to. A walled courtyard connects with a
further cottage, the ground floor of brown brick in stretcher bond with tile hung
1st floor with 2 gables with diamond paned casements. The side elevation is of
sandstone and the rear elevation of brown brick with half-hipped barn attached with
hipped lean-to with continuous windows. The south west or garden front is of 2 storeys
and attics with 7:8:7 windows. 4 hipped dormers and 3 gables rising full height
with attic windows and 2 of them having 2 storey canted bays with 9 lights.
2 storey square porch with balustrading above. Mullioned and transomed windows.
Band above 1st floor with lead rainwater heads. Right side_elevation has external
chimneystack with curved arch on brackets below giving access to a ground floor
window. Attached to the left is the one-storey Library with 7-light crenelleted bay
and hipped tiled roof, further to the left the Billiard Room with similar 9-light
bay and a loggia with 4-centred arches. Service wing to the right of the garden
front has 6 gabled dormers, 4 of which are joined together, and 6 mullioned windows.
1 storey sandstone offices are attached to the east including game larder and dairy
and also attached to the east is a sandstone garden wall incorporating a 4-centred
arched pedestrian gate. Front hall has a stone fireplace with 4 centred arch and
overmantel with 2 tiers of angels (4 in all) set in round headed arches. (Early
C17 style plank and murtin panelling and 2 linenfold panelled doors with strapwork
decoration and pilasters with lions head masks and cherubs. Main staircase in
Jacobean style with pierced splat balusters and square newel posts with heraldic
beasts. Plastered ceiling with strapwork motifs. Morning Room has Queen Anne style
panelling and fireplace has wooden surround with central panel with floral swag and
marble fireplace. Library has stone fireplace with oak overmantel incorporating
terms, built in bookshelves and a plastered ceiling. Billiard Room has Queen Anne
fireplace with bolection moulded surround with panels above surmounted by broken
pediments and pilasters. Dining Room has Queen Anne panelling with dado rail,
pilasters and marble fireplaces. 1st floor landing has elaborate window seat with
fretted front concealing original central heating pipes. Bedroom above Dining Room
has Queen Anne style panelling and marble fire surround. There are several similar
bedrooms, 1 with basket grate to the marble fireplace. Bathrooms have original
fittings and there is a housemaid's pantry with double sink. One second floor
bedroom has a fireplace with stone 4 centred arch with 2 round-arched oak panels
divided by a term and male mask. Servants staircase has turned balusters. Kitchen
retains built in wooden cupboards. Squash court roof has tie beam, collar beam,
through purlins and boarded rafters and has a plain balustrated gallery.

Listing NGR: TQ4586029938

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Source: English Heritage

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