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Brief description of site

Batemans has an early-20th-century garden of about 1.8 hectares, developed by author Rudyard Kipling.

Brief history of site

The present house at Bateman's was built in about 1634. In 1902 Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) bought the house, its surrounding buildings, about 3 hectares of land and Park Mill (about 200 metres to the south-west), and laid out the gardens. He acquired more land around the gardens, building up an estate of about 120 hectares, and lived at Bateman's until his death in 1936.

Location information:

Address: Batemans, Burwash, Etchingham, East Sussex, TN19 7DS

Locality: East Sussex

Local Authorities:

East Sussex; Rother; Burwash

Historical County: Sussex

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 199 Grid Ref: TQ671 238
Latitude: 50.9893 Longitude: 0.379526


Approximately 1 kilometre south-west of Burwash, south of the A265.

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Key information:

Form of site: compartment

Purpose of site: ornamental garden

Context or principal building: house

Site first created: 1902 to 1936

Main period of development: Early 20th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 1.8

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