Description: The White Hart Hotel
Date Listed: 25 February 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 293140
OS Grid Reference: TQ4153710048
OS Grid Coordinates: 541537, 110048
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8726, 0.0102
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TQ 4110 SE LEWES HIGH STREET
10/158 (south side)
No 55. (The White Hart
House, now hotel. C16 or earlier, refronted in early to mid C19. stuccoed
with rusticated ground floor, rusticated quoins to full entablature over second
floor and cornice to parapet over third floor. Parapet stepped in centre with
figure of hart couchant in front of flagpole. Roof hidden by parapet, side
stacks. 3 storeys; regular 5 window front, glazing bar sashes on second and third
floors, those on second floors in heavily moulded surrounds, french casements on
first floor, again with heavily moulded surrounds, and sashes without glazing bars
on ground floor. Stuccoed balcony on first-floor, with plain piers and
balustrade on plain volute brackets. Central doubled panelled doors with
moulded and volute bracketted surround. Interior: C16 panelling in first-floor
room facing street and C16 stone Tudor-arched fireplace with moulded surround.
Some framing visible, of mixed scantling. Panelling in other parts of the
building, mostly late C19 or early C20. 2-flight return staircase, with
turned balusters, columnar newel and ramped handrail with ridge.
Listing NGR: TQ4153710048
Source: English Heritage
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