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Description: Chapel House
Date Listed: 14 April 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 280986
OS Grid Reference: TM2207171531
OS Grid Coordinates: 622071, 271531
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2970, 1.2553
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HORHAM CHAPEL LANE
TM 27 SW
House, probably once a farmhouse. Early C17. Single-storey flat-roofed wing
to east added c.1972 for the composer Benjamin Britten, who owned the house
for many years prior to his death in 1976. Timber framed, encased in
colourwashed brick. Pantiled roof. 2 storeys and attic. 2-cell, lobby entry
type with a central stack. South front has 2 windows, standard small-paned
casements under segmental arches. Small C20 lean-to porch with side door;
within the porch is a half-glazed 4-panel door. The main entrance is now to
the north. The frame is partly exposed internally, with reverse-curved braces
and original window openings. Both ground floor rooms have bridging beams
with nicked stop-chamfers, the joists concealed. Newel stairs, the attic
flight original. The roof has a single row of clasped purlins and cranked
Listing NGR: TM2207171531
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Source: English Heritage
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