Bateman's, the Kiplings' second home in Sussex, from the original etching by W. Monk, R. E. Source: Hopkins, facing p. 234. It is "on the edge of the Wealden village of Burwash" (Lycett 467). Kipling moved here in 1902. It was from here that his son went off to war, never to return. It was here too that Kipling himself died. Hopkins describes it as lying "in a little hollow near the village of Burwash, mid a thinly settled and wooded district. Over the doorway a date stone proclaims that the building was raised in the year 1634" (234). It is now owned by the National Trust.

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Related Material


Hopkins, Thurston. Rudyard Kipling: A Literary Appreciation. London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, [1915]. Internet Archive. Contributed by Robarts Library, University of Toronto. Web. 17 October 2017.

Lycett, Andrew. Rudyard Kipling. London: Phoenix, 2000.

Created 18 October 2017