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The Old Stone House, Rye

Description: The Old Stone House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 12 October 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 291922

OS Grid Reference: TQ9213220237
OS Grid Coordinates: 592132, 120237
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9495, 0.7339

Location: Church Square, Rye, East Sussex TN31 7HE

Locality: Rye
Local Authority: Rother District Council
County: East Sussex
Country: England
Postcode: TN31 7HE

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Listing Text

(South Side)

No 40
(The Old Stone House)
TQ 9220 1/17 12.10.51.


This house comprises the west wing of the premises occupied by the Friars
of the Sack, built in 1263, dissolved in 1307 and burnt out by the French
in 1377. It was largely modernized in 1869. The walls are of rubble.
The north front is gabled, with a buttress at its north east angle. It
contains a C13 2 light window on the 1st floor, and a small C14 rectangular
window on the ground floor, also an old, partly moulded, stringcourse.
The other window and the doorway on this front are modern. The east wall
is timber framed with brick infilling. In the centre is a slight projection
containing a chimney of later date with a window in it on the ground
floor level and a C16 stack above. The VCH says the house (old No 17)
has a C14 roof and interior.

Nos 20 to 46 (even) nd No 33 form a group with Nos 27 to 30 (consec)
Watchbell Street.

Listing NGR: TQ9213420234

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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