Description: Temple Elfande
Date Listed: 11 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 290226
OS Grid Reference: TQ1921239741
OS Grid Coordinates: 519212, 139741
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1445, -0.2971
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CAPEL C.P. TEMPLE LANE
11/112 Temple Elfande
House, once much larger. Built 1541 by Sir Richard Cowper, extended in C17 and
C19. Timber framed, exposed below on right hand return front with whitewashed
render infill, tile hung above on jettied first floor. Horsham slab roofs. T-
shaped plan with entrance now on rear of house; former entrance now on right
hand return front. Old entrance front:- Two storeys with attic in projecting
gable to right; galleting in mortar under the eaves, with one leaded attic case-
ment. One 'cross' window on each floor below. Front stack to left with two
diamond-pane first floor windows to left of it, one to right; two ground floor
windows to left, one 4-light, enlarged window to right. Door to left in open
gabled porch. Rear: large stacks, placed diagonally with Horsham slab offsets,
to left and right. Three first floor windows alternating with stacks; two
windows on ground floor. Entrance front:- tile hung gable projecting to right
with attic window and one window on each floor of left hand return wall. Offset
stack in angle with left range. Double gable range to left, attic window over
one between-floors window and two ground floor windows below. Brick dressed,
arrow slit, glazed breather above hip-roofed porch, and C20 door.
Interior:- Wealth of framing visible. Chalk fireplace and two doors with oval
peep-holes covered by flaps.
The names derives from the fact that the Templars, and later the Hospitallers,
held a Manor here.
Listing NGR: TQ1921239741
Source: English Heritage
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