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The Old Palace (The Convent of the Holy Child Jesus, St Leonard's Mayfield School)

A Grade I Listed Building in Mayfield, East Sussex

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Latitude: 51.0213 / 51°1'16"N

Longitude: 0.2616 / 0°15'41"E

OS Eastings: 558712

OS Northings: 127094

OS Grid: TQ587270

Mapcode National: GBR MR4.T4K

Mapcode Global: FRA C6FF.3Q4

Plus Code: 9F3227C6+GJ

Entry Name: The Old Palace (The Convent of the Holy Child Jesus, St Leonard's Mayfield School)

Listing Date: 26 November 1953

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1353594

English Heritage Legacy ID: 296533

Location: Mayfield and Five Ashes, Wealden, East Sussex, TN20

County: East Sussex

District: Wealden

Civil Parish: Mayfield and Five Ashes

Built-Up Area: Mayfield

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Sussex

Church of England Parish: Mayfield St Dunstan

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

Tagged with: School Boarding school Independent school Girls' school

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TQ 5827

(north side)
The Old Palace (The
Convent of the Holy
Child Jesus, St Leonard's
Mayfield School)

Remains of a medieval palace of the Archbishops of Canterbury converted into
a school by Edward Welby Pugin in 1863-6. Some C13 work. But the main portion is the C14 hall, now the school chapel. Stone. Tiled roof. Three tall pointed windows of 2 tiers of trefoil-headed lights with triangles above, each trefoil-shaped. Buttresses flanking the windows. Vaulted entrance to south-west. Adjoining this is a C14 tower and C15 well-house. Additions of 1863-6 by Edward Welby Pugin to north-east. Two storeys and attic. Five windows. Three gabled dormers. Stone. Tiled roof. Casement windows with stone mullions and transoms. Two storeyed gabled porch. Gable at north end. Further to the north-east are
additions of 1896 in red brick by Peter Paul Pugin.

Listing NGR: TQ5871227094

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