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P number: P210049
Old photograph number: A10144
Caption: Bateman's (Home of Rudyard Kipling), Burwash, East Sussex.
Description: This house known as Bateman's was built in 1634 for local iron master who no doubt made his fortune exploiting iron from the local Lower Cretaceous succession. The house subsequently became the home of the author Rudyard Kipling and is now a museum to his memory owned by the National Trust. The building stone used in the house was quarried locally from the upper massive sandstones of the Ashdown Beds. One of the quarries from which the stone was obtained is only 100 yards west of the house. This stone weathers to a yellowish grey colour. Typical deep red and blue Sussex tiles and bricks are used for the roof and chimneys. Local clay, possibly Wadhurst Clay, was probably used in the making of these tiles and bricks. The fine brown sandstones of the Ashdown Formation form one of several sandstone units in the Lower Cretaceous of the Weald that were important in the past as local buildings stones. Other sandstones include the Ardingley Sandstone (Lower Tunbridge Wells Sand), Horsham and Cuckfield stones.
Date taken: 01/01/1964
Photographer: Pulsford, J.M.
Copyright statement: Crown
X longitude/easting: 567500
Y latitude/northing: 123500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 364.36 KB; 1001 x 798 pixels; 85 x 68 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 211 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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