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54-60, Church Square, Rye

Description: 54-60, Church Square

Grade: II
Date Listed: 12 October 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 291928

OS Grid Reference: TQ9209620269
OS Grid Coordinates: 592096, 120269
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9498, 0.7334

Location: 9 West Street, Rye, East Sussex TN31 7HF

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

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Listing Text

(West Side)

Nos 54 to 60 (even)
TQ 9220 1/20 12.10.51.


One range with a C18 front to a timber-framed C15 house originally called
Grene Hall, later the Custom House, consisting of a middle hall with solar
and buttery wings. Nos 54 and 56 were the buttery wing. 2 storeys and
attic. 7 windows in all. 2 dormers containing casement windows. Fronted
with red mathematical tiles which have been renewed in places and in some
parts replaced by ordinary red tiles. Tiled roof. Windows in reveals.
Flat hoods to doorways, that at No 60 being a large heavy hood resting
on carved consoles or brackets. 6-panel moulded doors. The north wall
of No 60 has a projecting C16 chimney stack with a stepped gable and a
pointed doorway in the stack with drip stone over it and steps down through
it to the cellar, which is mediaeval. The VCH says that the hall, now
in Nos 58 and 60 (old Nos 8 and 7) has a C15 roof and a C16 fireplace,
panelling and staircase. Queen Elizabeth was receivedhere in 1573.

Nos 48 to 64 (even) form a group.

Listing NGR: TQ9209520267

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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