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Description: Anne of Cleeves' House
Date Listed: 25 February 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 293407
OS Grid Reference: TQ4111309633
OS Grid Coordinates: 541113, 109633
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8690, 0.0041
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TQ 4109 NW LEWES SOUTHOVER HIGH STREET
14/417 (north side)
Anne of Cleeves' House
(formerly listed as No 52)
House. C14 cellar with late C15 or early C16 street-front block, late C16
wing to rear and porch dated 1599. Timber-framed with ground floor of flint
with some brick and some stone dressings, the stone squared and dressed and
probably from the Priory (qv). Projecting porch of two storeys to right
of centre with dressed surround and chamfered Tudor-arched doorway on ground
floor with boarded and ribbed door recessed. Tilehung in decorative bands
of plain and scalloped tiles on first floor to right and left of 2-storey
recess, to left on projecting gabled crosswing. First floor of porch with
exposed timber-framing, plaster infilling and gable in roof. Recess coved
with flying wall-plate and curved brackets. Horsham slabs on lower slopes
of roof with plain tiles above. Brick stacks on ridge at junction of main
ridge with ridge of crosswing and towards right end of main ridge. Former
Wealden hall-house with upper end rebuilt in early C17 and with stack added
in later C17. 2 storeys with attic in crosswing only; 4 window 1st floor
and 2 window ground floor, arrayed irregularly, with a 3 by 5 light mullion
and transom hall window in recess. Woodened mullioned windows with diamond
lattice casements. Lefthand return front: flint with tiled first floor
to side of front block; ground floor window of 4 lights with brick mullions
and dressings. Wing to rear plastered with single-storey addition with
tiled roof along side of wing. 2 storeys; irregular fenestration.
Interior: 5 bay timber-frame to main block. Ground-floor room to right of
entrance with stone chimney-piece with moulded Tudor-arched and shouldered
surround, cornice moulding above. Hall: carved dais beam, surviving in
whole or in part sround room, brattished over fireplace. Hall open to roof
with wall coved to moulded wallplate on north side. Tudor-arch decoration
to wallplate over hall window on south side. Curved braces and crown posts
visible on east and west walls. Room upstairs: Revealed pair of inseted brick
stacks. Four chamfered crown-posts visible, all with larger downward and smaller
upward braces. Scarf-jointed butt-purlins. Rear wing: Straight flight stair
with mid-landing. Corniced upstanding rail on early vase balusters, probably
early Cl7, and square newel-posts with globe finials, all formerly at No 175,
High Street. 4 bay wing with queen post roof with trenched purlins.
various 'original' ovolo-moulded mullioned and transomed windows, some
restored. House named after Anne of Cleeves to whom the Manor was granted.
Listing NGR: TQ4111309633
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Source: English Heritage
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