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Description: Lewes Heath
Date Listed: 10 October 1989
English Heritage Building ID: 169904
OS Grid Reference: TQ7019939441
OS Grid Coordinates: 570199, 139441
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1290, 0.4310
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HORSMONDEN LEWES HEATH
TQ 73 NW
4/68 Lewes Heath
House. C16 altered and extended c.1700 and early C19. Timber framed and clad
with red and blue chequered brick on ground floor and tile hung first floor
with plain tiled roof. Two storeys, basement and attic on plinth with bellcast
to first floor and pulvinated moulded wooden eaves cornice with tripled modillions to half-hipped roof with central stack and 2 gabled dormers. Roof stepped down to right and gabled with end right stack. Regular fenestration
of 5 cross windows on first floor and 4 on ground floor with central door of
2 moulded panels in bolection moulded surround with oval fanlight and
pedimented hood on brackets. Basement openings to left. Rear wings finished
in same materials/detailing.
Interior: large scantling frames with gunstock jowled main posts in rear
wings of at least 2 builds, both at least C17 or earlier. Front range with
later frame and queen post roof; earlier features of this range include
mullioned window exposed in rear wall and inglenook initialed I.B. (a
fireback in the house bears the arms of John Browne of Horsmonden,
gunfounder to Charles I and the Commonwealth and greatest of the C17 iron
masters of the Weald).
Listing NGR: TQ7019939441
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Source: English Heritage
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