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The Gate House, Eastbourne

Description: The Gate House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 May 1949
English Heritage Building ID: 293596

OS Grid Reference: TQ5878201548
OS Grid Coordinates: 558782, 101548
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7918, 0.2515

Location: 1 The Close, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN20 9DE

Locality: Eastbourne
Local Authority: Eastbourne Borough Council
County: East Sussex
Country: England
Postcode: BN20 9DE

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Listing Text

The Gate House
TQ 5801 10/41 27.5.49.


This was the gate house to the medieval Manor of Ratton. The Manor House
was demolished some time ago. All the farm buildings have been converted
into modern houses and are of no interest. The Gate House alone of any
building before the C19 survives and is now surrounded by new housing.
It is a C15 timber framed 2 storey building with a plastered front now
white-washed. Modern roof. The 1st floor overhangs. Large projecting
stone chimney breast with brick top above the roof level. 1 window on
the ground floor projects slightly on brackets. The other windows are
all modern casements. Contemporary double wooden door with modern lintel
and original curved brackets beneath this making the arch to the door.
Original iron knocker on the door, also small aperture or spy hole.

Listing NGR: TQ5878201548

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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