LIME PARK is a small country estate in Sussex with a surprising history. Augustus Hare lived in Lime House with his mother from about 1835 to 1860, he was the first truly creative person to inhabit the Park; Lime Park's first claim to fame.
From 1909 the Baron de Roemer purchased the estate and began generating electricity for the village of Herstmonceux. This milestone in the development of what would later become the national grid, would put Lime Park on the map with the Generating buildings becoming important as a surviving Monument under the limited protections afforded by an English Heritage Monument Protection Programme. Lime Park's second claim to fame.
The gatehouse known as East Lodge is a Grade II listed building.
The Park is now divided into several plots with different owners as detailed below. Should any entry not be correct please email the site publishers for correction.
After 1952, the main house was divided into four smaller units to form a terraced row of houses. The former stables were converted to residential use.
In 1982 the generating buildings were separated from 'Lime.' Sussex inventor Nelson Kruschandl, used the building as his home and workshops, creating numerous vehicles, and other inventions, some of which attracted patents. This is Lime Park's third claim to fame.
In March of 1985 Wickens Estates Limited transferred management of the shared driveway to Lime Park Estates Limited, company number 01893712: Lime Park Estates Limited according to companies house this is a residents property management company, code: 98000. But that may not be strictly accurate, where many of the residents are not represented and this company works against the interests of some of those who are not represented, and who the present directors of the company refuse to admit to the board. In our view that is not the way a residents property management company should operate - if it is to be lawful.
In 2011 Lime Park Heritage Trust received information of a museum in France as to the striking similarity between the work of inventor Kruschandl and Leonardo da Vinci, to include drawings and painting.
Wickens Estates Limited changed their name in March of 1987 to:-
STORE PROPERTY DEVELOPMENTS LIMITED
The date of incorporation of Lime Park Estate Limited is just 3 days after Wickens Estates Limited changed their name to Store Property Developments Limited, shortly after which Lime Park Estate Limited, having taken over the administration of the shared drive in Lime Park, commenced action against Nelson Kruschandl for the lopping of a tree, amongst other claims. There can be little doubt from the date and timing of these company transactions, that certain owners in Lime Park, wished to acquire the power to take an action against this other owner, and to deny that other owner any say in the matter.
Unfortunately for Lime Park Estate Limited, the tree they were complaining about turned out to be dead, for which removal was good husbandry according to a leading local tree specialist. Not only that, the dead holly was not even within the boundaries of Lime Park. Other issues were untested, where Lime Park Estate Limited failed to continue with their action - presumably to avoid costs consequences.
We wonder if Wickens Estates Limited knew what the intention of Lime Park Estate Limited was? For if they did, then whatever may have been cooked up (if unlawful/illegal) may render the previous firm vicariously liable. If Wickens Estates Limited knew nothing of the intentions of Lime Park Estate Limited (our firm belief), then we think it is about time they did, and perhaps, Companies House might like to know what the various directors are using this so-called residents property management company for. Company law provides that oppressive behaviour is unlawful, and being a residents property management company, the Human Rights Act 1998 bites, because their function is to provide access to properties - rather than seek to deprive use.
When their action failed, certain members of Lime Park Estates complained to Wealden District Council, who them used their authority at great expense to the taxpayer to have a go at Mr Kruschandl - clearly for and on behalf of certain residents - and a similar situation is believed to exist today. Genius is never recognized in ones own country - especially when inconvenient.
That was not the end of the troubles. Wealden involved the police early on, but later when a warrant was challenged, the police cried off. A formal complaint about corruption in this council was never investigated. Local police forces are (part) funded by their local authority. Nelson Kruschandl joined the Wealden Action Group, actively assisting other Weald residents to win planning cases. It would not be long before the police were knocking on Mr Kruschandl's door again ....... Why? Could it be because he was winning all of the cases he took for clients. All they needed was an excuse ........
The directors of Lime Park Estates Limited as at the 15th of July 2012 were:
The directors of Lime Park Estates Limited as at the 5th of September 2016 were:
PROPERTY PRICE HISTORY:
East Lodge, Lime Park - Estimated value £ 256,000 (range £204,800 to £307,200)
Lime Cottage, Lime Park -
Linden House, Lime Park - Sold £354,957 freehold 22 Aug 2006 (Rightmove.co.uk/house-prices/)
Linden House, Lime Park - Sold £570,000 freehold 28 Oct 2013
Lime House, Lime Park - Sold £310,700 freehold 26 Apr 2001
Lime House, Lime Park - Sold £478,000 freehold 25 July 2014
Lime House, Lime Park - Sold £165,000 freehold 4 July 1997 (Zoopla.co.uk/house-prices)
Lime, Lime Park - Sold £ freehold January 1982
ZOOPLA Zed-Index @ Sept 2012 : £482,447 estimate
PROPERTY RECENTLY FOR SALE/SOLD:
Lime House, Lime Park - Guide: £485,000 - £520,000, SOLD £478,000 (Fla), Freehold 25 Jul 2014
Linden House, Lime Park - Sold £570,000 Terraced, Freehold 28 Oct 2013
Estate Agent Links: Rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale
SUSSEX INDEX A - Z
The Old Steam House in Lime Park, East Sussex (1998 left_ and 2013 right)
The Battle of Herstmonceux 1982 - 2015
32 years of discrimination - and rising.....
The Battle of Herstmonceux 1982 - 2015 continues - the players:
S'LIME PARK - Councils are thought of by most tax paying members of the public as honest institutions that use our hard earned money wisely. Once you've read a few chapters of this volume, you may begin to think otherwise.
How could it have been that one of the most creative people of our time was obstructed for so long from developing his full potential using public money?
How could it have been that a National Treasure was allowed to rot while other countries raked in tourist revenues from visitors to see their electricity monuments?
Sometimes it is not what you know, it is who you know and what level of corruption is prevalent in your local authority. Just how much will it cost neighboring land owners to get planning officials to lie, and on whose authority?
CIVIL SERVANTS - Are basically a devious bunch, because they have to be to avoid toiling for a living. Having elected not to sweat honestly in the fields or on construction sites, or do any kind of hard physical work, they have then to justify their existence, and they do this by building their part, making themselves useful by targeting those that wealthy neighbours want out of the way. They identify and work to appease those that they believe will benefit them if they please them.
Civil servants do not, as their title suggests, think ahead for the greater good. They adjust their position on a daily basis, based on directions from quangos and sometimes even secret societies, such as masonic groups.
Local authorities, including the police are rife with members of elitist clubs - such that the end effectors will carry out their functions in careless fashion, when it suits, to bring down their hapless prey. Just occasionally, the quarry turns out to be more resilient than the perpetrators of such crimes could possibly imagine.
Worse still, the target may be an effective communicator and able to tell his story - in which case, his experiences become a story that writes itself.
Lime Park Winter view 2009 (The Steam House in the background)
Lime Park Spring view 2013
JULES VERNE'S 'THE STEAM HOUSE'
The Steam House (French: La maison à
vapeur) is also a Jules Verne novel recounting the travels of a group of British colonists in the Raj in a wheeled house pulled by a steam-powered mechanical elephant. (In fact, Steam cars of various types and designs were actually being built at the time of writing, though none in the shape of an elephant is known).
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A QUOTE FROM HISTORIC ENGLAND'S CHIEF EXECUTIVE
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