Tour

The main landmarks of Burtons’ St Leonards.

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Allegria

This property with its fine octagonal sitting room was James Burton’s own residence from 1831 until his death.

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The Uplands

Built from local Crowhurst bluestone, The Uplands is a group of substantially sized double villas built by Decimus Burton in the 1860s.

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North Lodge

North Lodge spans Upper Maze Hill and was originally built as a tollgate at the Northern entrance to St Leonards. Built by James Burton in 1830 to a mock Gothic castellated style. A toll road ran from here and joined up with the main London to Hastings Road.

North Lodge became the family home to Jane Wood, James Burton’s daughter, and a later resident was Henry Rider Haggard who wrote King Solomon’s Mines amongst other well known works.

The archway became damaged by a large vehicle in 2002 and following its repair has remained closed to vehicles since.

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