Historic Buildings

Title: Bateman's
Description: Built of Sussex sandstone, this early seventeenth-century manor house was home to Rudyard Kipling from 1902 to 1936 and features his book-lined study, his magnificent Rolls Royce, lovely gardens and one of the world's first water-driven turbines, which Kipling installed to generate electricity.

Address: Batemans Lane, , Burwash, East Sussex
Post Code: TN19 7DS

Further Information:
Once the home to Rudyard Kipling, the study where he wrote many of books (such as "Puck of Pook's Hill") is still as it was when he was alive. Built in 1634 for a Sussex ironmaster, Kipling lived here between 1902 and 1936, with the silk embroidery, porcelain and bronzes showing evidence of his love of the Orient; the furniture is however of a seventeenth-century English design.

Located in a beautiful valley in The Weald, the fantastic gardens were designed by the Kiplings. The River Dudwell runs along the bottom of the gardens and Kipling installed a water turbine in the watermill to generate electricity for the house.

The property is now owned by the National Trust.