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Bateman's

Bateman’s is a modest yet charming sandstone house completed in 1634 for a prosperous ironmaster. It was restored in the 1890s and bought in 1902 by Rudyard Kipling who lived here until his death in 1936. The exterior of the house features a 3-story porch and a projecting gabled 3-story wing to the south. The interior is panelled and beamed with a robust 17th-century oak staircase. Bateman’s remains very much as it was when Kipling worked here. The author’s widow left the house, contents and estate to the National Trust in 1939 as a memorial to her husband.

Visitor Information

Address:
Bateman's Lane,
Burwash,
East Sussex,
England,
TN19 7DS

Telephone: 01435 882302

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/batemans

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Bateman's, East Sussex (Accredited Museum)

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The former home of British author Rudyard Kipling with a comprehensive collection of his family’s personal belongings. Bateman’s houses a diverse collection of 17th and 18th century furniture as well as furniture contemporary to Kipling. This includes the inner sanctuary of his study where he wrote some of his most famous works. In the study can be seen the desk at which he wrote and Kipling's extensive library. The Kipling collection also includes eminent works of art by individuals such as Poynter, Collier, Burne-Jones and Whistler, the author's Nobel Prize, the Visitors' Book and the family’s Rolls Royce. Also on site is industrial heritage with Kipling’s installed generator and a working flour mill.

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