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Place Farmhouse, Chiddingly

Description: Place Farmhouse

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 13 October 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 295026

OS Grid Reference: TQ5413414369
OS Grid Coordinates: 554134, 114369
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9082, 0.1910

Location: Chiddingly, East Sussex BN8 6HD

Locality: Chiddingly
Local Authority: Wealden District Council
County: East Sussex
Country: England
Postcode: BN8 6HD

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Listing Text

Place Farmhouse
(formerly listed as
Chiddingly Place)
TQ 51 SW 11/570 13.10.52


The present farmhouse is part of a large E-shaped C16 mansion built by Sir
John Jefferay, Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer, who died in 1577. It
later fell into ruins, and the west wing was demolished in the early C19.
The original centre portion is now a farmhouse. It is of red brick with
a hipped tiled roof. Casement windows with stone mullions and transoms.
The north front has 2 windows of 3 lights each with 4-centred heads and
fluted frieze above on the ground floor and on the first floor 2 windows
of 2 tiers of 3 similar lights but no frieze above. To the west is an C18
porch with Ionic columns containing a round-headed doorway with semi-circular
fanlight and door of 6 fielded panels.
The west front has one window of 2 tiers of 3 lights with 4-centred heads,
one window of 2 square-headed lights and one blocked ditto on the ground
floor and 2 windows of 2 tiers of square-headed lights and 2 tiny blocked
windows on the first floor. Three 4-centred stone doorways with carved
spandrels on ground floor, 2 of them blocked with red brick and the third
containing a window, and a blocked window. On the first floor is another
similar blocked doorway. The south front has 2 square-headed windows of
2 tiers of 3 lights and a chimney breast. L-wing behind, which is possibly
later, with square-headed windows having dripstones over.
To the east of the farmhouse are the brick arches of cellars and some remains
of brick walls.

Listing NGR: TQ5415014383

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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