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Jarvis Brook, Walled Garden to West of Rotherfield Hall Including Terrace, Retaining Walls, Walls, Steps, Arcade, Summerhouse and 2 Gazebos

A Grade II* Listed Building in Rotherfield, East Sussex

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Latitude: 51.0393 / 51°2'21"N

Longitude: 0.199 / 0°11'56"E

OS Eastings: 554267

OS Northings: 128960

OS Grid: TQ542289

Mapcode National: GBR MQV.P5F

Mapcode Global: FRA C69C.PC6

Entry Name: Jarvis Brook, Walled Garden to West of Rotherfield Hall Including Terrace, Retaining Walls, Walls, Steps, Arcade, Summerhouse and 2 Gazebos

Listing Date: 22 May 1989

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1252660

English Heritage Legacy ID: 435704

Location: Rotherfield, Wealden, East Sussex, TN6

County: East Sussex

District: Wealden

Civil Parish: Rotherfield

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Sussex

Church of England Parish: Rotherfield St Denys

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

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Listing Text

In the entry for;

(east side , off)

20/257C Jarvis Brook, walled garden to
west of Rotherfield Hall, including
terrace, retaining walls, walls, steps,
arcade, summerhouse & 2 gazebos


the grade shall be amended to II* (star)


(east side, off)

Jarvis Brook, Walled
garden to west of
Rotherfield Hall
including terrace,
retaining walls, walls,
steps, arcade, summer-
house and 2 gazebos


Terraced walled garden with arcade and gazebos. 1897 by Francis Inigo Thomas
for Lindsay Lindsay-Hogg. Rubblestone and ashlar; plain tile roofs. Terraced
irregular T-shaped garden comprising:- balustraded retaining wall to upper
terrace with central steps; at right end of upper terrace an arcade, a tall wall
to rear of this, and, in the returning garden wall, an archway and a lean-to
summerhouse; in front of upper terrace, garden side walls ramp down, each having
2 archways and, at centre, a gazebo (square on plan) with dovecote; the front
(western) wall of garden ramps down to central, lower, balustraded section.
Upper terrace: rubblestone paving with former millstone set at centre; the
retaining wall is of rubblestone with offset buttresses rising as dies and
balustrade with turned, symmetrical balusters and urns flanking the central
steps; the steps are a double flight, rising over an arched opening with stands
for 2 urn finials 8removed) and a decoratively-paved landing, which meet to rise
as a single shallow flight up to the terrace; the arcade at right end of terrace
is of 5 rusticated round arches with pitched stone coping; the archway in the
returning garden wall (on right) has steps down to courtyard and the summerhouse
a distyle in antis colonnade; at the left end of the upper terrace is a rusti-
cated archway with decorative iron double gate and flanking niches. The garden
walls: have pitched and moulded coping; the arches are rusticated, the lower
(western) arches with hoodmoulds. Each of the paired gazebos has: on each side,
steps up to archway with console keystone to archvolt, flight of steps beside
return side and cross-window, and to west side a segmental-arched doorway to
basement level and a cross-window; coved cornice; pyramidal roof with dovecote
cupola and metal ball-on-cushion finial. Garden front wall: west side has off-
set buttresses and pilasters; on east side a circular niche to either end;
central balustrading removed from south end; one remaining ball finial. Part of
the garden setting for Rotherfield Hall (qv), the garden being listed Grade II*
in the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens of Special Interest.
Country Life, Vol 26, (August 14th 1909), pp 228-236.
Architectural Review, Vol 34 (1913), pp 19-20.

Listing NGR: TQ5426728960

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