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Description: Eartham House
Date Listed: 5 June 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 300805
OS Grid Reference: SU9390509267
OS Grid Coordinates: 493905, 109267
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8753, -0.6667
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EARTHAM EARTHAM LANE
SU 90 NW
14/81 Eartham House
Before 1800 there was a house on this site occupied by the poet William
Hayley who laid out gardens round it. In 1800 he sold the house to William
Huskisson, MP for Chichester, who enlarged it. This house was entirely
rebuilt in 1905 by Sir Edwin Lutyens but the interior contains one room, the
drawing-room with the principal bedroom over it, which has simple Regency
decorations and good fireplaces. The modern house which faces south is in
Lutyens simpler manner. Two storeys and attic. Faced with roughcast. Coved
eaves cornice. Tiled roof. Windows with Venetian shutters and glazing bars.
The south front has a recessed centre of four windows and four dormers with a
projecting conservatory on the ground floor. Beyond this are 2 projecting
wings of two windows each with hips over them and then one further recessed
window bay on each side. The west front has five windows, the centre one
recessed. The north front has eight windows, the three westernmost ones
recessed, the remainder having two projections and two windows, one dormer and
a hip over each and one recessed window bay between these. Service wing of
three windows to the east.
Listing NGR: SU9390709264
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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