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The Ruins of Brambletye House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Forest Row, East Sussex

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Latitude: 51.1005 / 51°6'1"N

Longitude: 0.023 / 0°1'22"E

OS Eastings: 541737

OS Northings: 135413

OS Grid: TQ417354

Mapcode National: GBR LNJ.SS3

Mapcode Global: VHHQG.CL0Q

Entry Name: The Ruins of Brambletye House

Listing Date: 26 November 1953

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1353491

English Heritage Legacy ID: 296074

Location: Forest Row, Wealden, East Sussex, RH18

County: East Sussex

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

The Ruins of
Brambletye House
TQ 43 NW 4/20 26.11.53
Remains of a mansion built by Sir Henry Compton in the reign of James I.
The ruins consist principally of 3 towers of 3 storeys each standing now
unattached to each other. Ashlar. The west tower is surmounted by an
ogee-shaped cupola with finial. The centre one, which was the entrance
porch with rooms above it, has the date 1631 in a lozenge above the second
floor window; a 4-centre archway with carved spandrels and dripstone over;
cartouche above this with cornice above it which is carried up to form
an ogee. The east tower is plain with one window on each floor. All windows
have stone mullions. The windows in the west tower still retain their glass.
To the north of the towers is a round-headed stone archway with a keystone
and imposts, and a portion of a wall on either side of it. AM

Listing NGR: TQ4173735413

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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