Description: Hopkin's Crank
Date Listed: 27 September 1979
English Heritage Building ID: 292813
OS Grid Reference: TQ3326017786
OS Grid Coordinates: 533260, 117786
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9441, -0.1045
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DITCHLING DITCHLING COMMON
TQ 31 NW 4/313
Early C19. Two storeys and attic. Two windows. Two dormers. Originally
faced with grey headers, now painted, with red brick dressings and quoins.
Tiled roof. Glazing bars intact. Single-storeyed addition at the back, originally
Eric Gill, sculptor and letter-designer lived here from 1917 to 1924. The
ground floor addition behind was his workshop. To the south-west is a single-storeyed
block, also built by Gill as workshops, which are now the separate dwellings
of "Little Crank" and "Crank's Barn". While living here Gill founded the Christian
Workers' Guild, which is still in existence and has its workshops in the adjoining
road, Furner's Lane, Burgess Hill. Attached to this is the chapel built by
Gill in 1921 and containing a rood carved by him.
Listing NGR: TQ3326017786
Source: English Heritage
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