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Stone House, Warbleton

Description: Stone House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 13 October 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 295635

OS Grid Reference: TQ6291718512
OS Grid Coordinates: 562917, 118512
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9430, 0.3176

Location: Rookery Lane, Warbleton, East Sussex TN21 9QJ

Locality: Warbleton
Local Authority: Wealden District Council
County: East Sussex
Country: England
Postcode: TN21 9QJ

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Listing Text


TQ 6218 32/675 Stone House

This is a T-shaped building of several periods. The east wing is the oldest
portion. Its northern part is early C16, though the exterior has been altered
in the C18 and C19 and the north front is now faced with red brick and grey
headers on the ground floor and tile-hung above. Gable at its west end.
Gabled projection in the centre forming a porch, with room over. C18 door
of 8 fielded panels in porch. Some casement windows. Some sash windows
with glazing bars intact. The southern part of the east wing is early C17
and faced with ashlar. Two storeys and attic. Four windows. Cornice above
each floor. Tiled roof. Three gables with kneelers, coping and a smaller
gable without coping or kneelers at each end, the easternmost gable being
probably older than the remainder and blind. Casement windows with stone
mullions, diamond-shaped leaded panes, old green glass and original catches.
Stone 4-centred doorway and another tall blocked doorway further west. The
westernmost window bay and gable has been refronted with red vitreous brick
in the C18 and has a bay with a 3-light sash window on the ground floor.
The original house extended further west but was burned down. The present
west wing which forms a T portion to the east wing, was built by H Harcourt
in 1778 and has this date and the initials H. H. and M. H. on it on date
stones beneath 2 of the ground floor windows. The west front has 2 storeys
and 9 windows and is faced with grey headers on an ashlar base with window
dressings, quoins and vertical strips of red brick. Stringcourse of red
brick and grey headers. Wooden modillion eaves cornice. Tiled roof. Bay
of 3 windows on each floor at each end of the front, the windows in the south
bay being dummies and the rooms in it being lit from the south front. Central
doorway at the head of 5 wide steps with iron handrail having tall engaged
Doric columns on plinths, triglyph frieze, pediment, semi-circular fanight
and double doors of 8 moulded and fielded panels. Glazing bars intact except
in the ground floor windows on each side of the doorway which now have stained
glass. The north and south fronts of this wing are of red brick and grey
headers alternately and have 3 windows each. The east wing contains C17
panelling and a staircase of 1620 circa with ball finials to the newels.
The west wing has a fine staircase of a single flight to the half-landing,
there branching into 2. Articles in the Sussex County Magazine, Volume 8,
page 280.

Listing NGR: TQ6291718512

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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