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Statutory Address:

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

East Sussex
Rother (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 81968 25105



7/3 Great Dixter

3.8.61 I

This house was restored and arranged in its present fashion by Sir Edwin Lutyens in 1910-1912 for Nathaniel Lloyd, the author of "The History of the English House" and other standard works. It is in three parts. The north-west wing is a timber-framed hall-house of unusually fine proportions and preservation, 1464- 1479 circa. The south-east wing is a house of a similar type but smaller size which was brought here from Benenden in Kent and re-erected. The north-east wing is a Lutyens addition containing the offices built on the site of the buttery wing of the original house, demolished before 1909. The original portion of the house is close-studded. The first floor of the north-westernmost window bay on the entrance front oversails on the protruding ends of the floor joists. It has a gable above the scalloped bargeboards. At the other end of the front is a 2-storey gabled porch with its first floor oversailing on a bressummer and brackets, the ground floor with open arcaded sides. Two tiers of 5 windows made up of thin round-headed lights. The garden front has wide overhanging eaves supported on brackets and a projecting tile hung portion at the north west end. The end wall has a massive sandstone chimney breast. Tiled roof. Inside, the subsequently-inserted first floor has been removed from the hall, and both this and the solar at the north west end have their original king-post roofs, the former also hammer beams. The Benenden house is also close-studded. Its east front is jettied on the protruding ends of the floor joists. Tiled roof. Original windows with wooden mullions. Two storeys. Three windows. The modern wing added by Lutyens is of red brick on the ground floor and tile-hung above. Tiled roof. Two storeys. Four windows.

Listing NGR: TQ8196825105


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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 07 Aug 2005
Reference: IOE01/12729/19
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Clive Read. Source Historic England Archive
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