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Description: School Hill House
Date Listed: 25 February 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 293125
OS Grid Reference: TQ4164610141
OS Grid Coordinates: 541646, 110141
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8734, 0.0118
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TQ 4110 SE LEWES HIGH STREET
10/143 (south side)
25.2.52 No 55 (School Hill House)
House, now offices and surgery. Early-mid C18 front to possibly late C17 core.
Grey headers with red brick quoins, dressings and moulded cornice bands over all
floors. Cornice and panelled parapet hiding roof with various stacks. 3
storeys; regular 5 window front, glazing bar cashes on all floors, all with
rendered triple keystones. Cut brick gauged heads to first floor windows, plain
gauged heads above. Doorway in place of second window from right. Eared
architrave surround with triangular pediment over; panelled door with transom-
light over. West front of red brick with grey headers with tall round-arched
stair-window. Garden-front of mathematical-tiles covered with render.
Interior: Hall: mid-C18 fielded panelling with early C18 moulded raised and
fielded panelling over, large eared fire-surround with reverse bolection moulding
to rectangular central panel and moulded cornice-mantel. Ground-floor rooms
to School Hill: Raised and fielded early C18 panelling. Eared egg and dart
decorated fire-surround with marble staff-moulded inset and variant Greek key
frieze to cornice, very similar to fire-surround in No 103, High Street.
2-flight return stair with columns balusters without square knops, 3 per tread,
stepped. Corniced tread-ends and carved cheek-pieces, Corinthian newels.
Ramped dado panelling and unramped flattish rail with ridge. First-floor
rooms now much altered but to rooms to School Hill have early C18 raised and
fielded panelling and other rooms have early C19 panelling. Ground floor
room to rear has C18 inlaid marble flushwork fire-surround with pseudo-fluted
pilasters. Back stairs with early C18 spiral balusters from first floor up.
Listing NGR: TQ4164810133
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Source: English Heritage
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