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Pelham House and Wall to South, Lewes

Description: Pelham House and Wall to South

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 25 February 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 293341

OS Grid Reference: TQ4147810005
OS Grid Coordinates: 541478, 110005
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8722, 0.0094

Location: Watergate Lane, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1UW

Locality: Lewes
Local Authority: Lewes District Council
County: East Sussex
Country: England
Postcode: BN7 1UW

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Listing Text

TQ 4109 NW & NE (west side)
9/355, 10/355, 14/355 &
15/355 Pelham House and wall
to south


House. C16, enlarged in mid C18 and early C19. Red brick, partly
rendered. Moulded wooden eaves cornice to hipped slate roofs with four
central brick stacks, paired behind main ridge. Central flat-headed
dormer to north and three to east. North front: U-plan. 2 storeys and
attics. Regular 7 window front, with 3 windows in deep narrow central
rendered recess with large central arched staircase in central. Glazing
bar sashes. Recess filled on ground floor with central doorway.
Panelled door with arched reveals, wreathed and radiating fanlight and
moulded architrave with flat cornice hood and pulvinated frieze over.
Large cast-iron lamp on curving brackets over. Various extensions on
ground floor in front of right wing and large C20 brick extensions to
right side. East front: Rendered to right and red brick to left with
moulded stone cornice to left only. Slight projection to left of centre
and deep projecting wing at extreme left. 4 bays with 1 bay to left of
break. Blank end to wing. South front: 2 storeys and attic with deep
moulded cornice. 5 window front with deeply projecting wings and shallow
canted projections in centre and in re-entrant angles with wings.
Glazing bar sashes in moulded surrounds, in centre of first floor slightly
deeper, in outer bays of ground floor with triangular pediments over.
Wide arched stuccoed panels on ground floor of canted projections tp
left and right of centre, containing tripartite French sashes. Central
entrance with glazed doors in arched surround with fanlight, all in
moulded frame with triangular pediment over. Entrances also in re-
entrant angles of projecting wings. Interior: Staircase - single flight
with quarter-turn at foot. Plain balusters, cast-iron newel-posts and
wooden handrail with wreath at foot of staircase. Hall - double columns
dividing hall from vestibule. Committee Room 3 - (The Old Dining Room).
Carved panelling of circa 1579. Wood panelling with fluted Corinthian
pilasters, rather low, to cornice with carved heads and herms over.
Stone chimney-piece of C18 with double arcaded wooden overmantel with
fan lunettes and the arms of the brothers Henry and George Goring.
George Goring, for whom the house was built, later had Danny at Hassocks
built for him and it is conceivable that Pelham House was an earlier
work of the same bricklayer. It is now the headquarters of East Sussex
County Council. Wall 30 yards long and 12 feet high extends to south from
south east corner of east front. Flint with red brick bands and butt-
resses and brick, flint and stone coping.

Listing NGR: TQ4147810005

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Source: English Heritage

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