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Description: The Charity
Date Listed: 10 October 1989
English Heritage Building ID: 170055
OS Grid Reference: TQ6765136388
OS Grid Coordinates: 567651, 136388
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1023, 0.3932
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LAMBERHURST SCHOOL HILL
8/218 Nos. 1, 2 & 3 The Charity
House, now house row. C15, altered and extended C16 and early C18, reconditioned
late C20. Timber framed and exposed with plaster infill and with plain tiled roof.
Wealden plan of four framed bays in origin. Two storeys, basement and attic on
plinth with underbuilt jetties to left and right end bays, with surviving jetty
returned to right on dragon post. Half-hipped roof with 3 gabled dormers and stack
to end right and large stack churner to centre left. Four light and 2 three light
C20 casements on each floor and rib and stud doors to left, centre right and right.
Basement opening in right return in high plinth. The right end bay is separately
framed and possibly added when the hall was ceiled over, indicated by a panel of
tension braced framing to upper left. the rest of the framing, now inappropriately
exposed, is late in character and meant only as a ground to the destroyed rendered
and sashed facade described in the old provisional list. The building was formerly
used as the village workhouse.
Listing NGR: TQ6765136388
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Source: English Heritage
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