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East Dene

A Grade II* Listed Building in Ventnor, Isle of Wight

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Latitude: 50.6001 / 50°36'0"N

Longitude: -1.1853 / 1°11'7"W

OS Eastings: 457755

OS Northings: 78136

OS Grid: SZ577781

Mapcode National: GBR 9F5.74X

Mapcode Global: FRA 87DH.41L

Plus Code: 9C2WJR27+2V

Entry Name: East Dene

Listing Date: 30 March 1951

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1224413

English Heritage Legacy ID: 420479

Location: Ventnor, Isle of Wight, PO38

County: Isle of Wight

Civil Parish: Ventnor

Built-Up Area: Ventnor

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Isle of Wight

Church of England Parish: Bonchurch St Boniface

Church of England Diocese: Portsmouth

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East Dene

(Formerly listed as East Dene (Workers Travel Association Guest House))



Built circa 1825-30 for Mr Surman to the designs of a Mr Beazley. One of the early Undercliff Tudor-Gothic houses. In 1837 it was taken on a lease by Admiral Charles Henry Swinburne, the father of Algernon Swinburne who had been born earlier that year. East Dene was Swinburne's childhood house, where some of his earliest poetry was written. He is buried with other members of his family in St Boniface's Churchyard. The house is of 2 storeys rough dressed stone with steep pitch slate roof. Main front to south; 6 windows, mullioned casements, 2 gables with kneelers, one surmounted by round chimney pot, the other by a finial. Projecting window bays below gables, that to east with buttresses and canted bay on ground floor. 3 oriel windows on 1st floor. The west or entrance front is of 5 windows. 3 gables with ornamental bargeboards, projecting window bays below. The section between the centre and the northernmost projection is jettied with corbel brackets of stone. 2 canted bay windows ground floor. Parapeted porch. The interior is in a quite successful imitation Tudor style. There is a glazed link walk-way down to the former stable block, now the Annexe.

Listing NGR: SZ5775578136

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