Description: Telegraph House
Date Listed: 26 November 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 301710
OS Grid Reference: SU8099017436
OS Grid Coordinates: 480990, 117436
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9507, -0.8484
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SU 81 NW ELSTED CHICHESTER ROAD
16/21 Telegraph House
L-shaped building. Stuccoed. Eaves bracket cornice. Slate roof. Casement
windows. Tower of four storeys and one window in the south east angle. Round
window on second floor. Pyramidal slate roof with ball cap. The south front has
a round headed doorway with pilasters and projecting cornice. The west end of
this front projects and consists of only one storey and attic with four windows
and two dormers. The rest of the front has two storeys and attic, four windows
and two dormers. Four windows facing east. There was a semaphore station on this
site from the earliest period of such communications. The present house was built
in connection with this in the Mid C19. From 1927-37 it was the home of the famous
Beacon Hill School run by Bertrand Russell, later Lord Russell, and Dora Black.
It is listed for historical reasons.
Listing NGR: SU8099017436
Source: English Heritage
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