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Hammerwood Park

A Grade I Listed Building in Forest Row, East Sussex

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Latitude: 51.1308 / 51°7'50"N

Longitude: 0.0598 / 0°3'35"E

OS Eastings: 544222

OS Northings: 138852

OS Grid: TQ442388

Mapcode National: GBR LNC.3XQ

Mapcode Global: VHHQ8.ZVG0

Entry Name: Hammerwood Park

Listing Date: 26 November 1953

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1191730

English Heritage Legacy ID: 296047

Location: Forest Row, Wealden, East Sussex, RH19

County: East Sussex

District: Wealden

Civil Parish: Forest Row

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Sussex

Church of England Parish: Forest Row

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 04/01/2013

TQ 43 NW 4/43

Hammerwood Park


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
the north-east.

Listing NGR: TQ4422238851

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