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Japonica Cottage Post Office Cottage Scolfes, Wartling

Description: Japonica Cottage Post Office Cottage Scolfes

Grade: II
Date Listed: 12 August 1981
English Heritage Building ID: 295693

OS Grid Reference: TQ6653711316
OS Grid Coordinates: 566537, 111316
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8773, 0.3658

Location: A271, Wartling, East Sussex BN27 4SF

Locality: Wartling
Local Authority: Wealden District Council
County: East Sussex
Country: England
Postcode: BN27 4SF

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Listing Text

TQ 6611

34/328 Boreham Street Post Office
and G and M Phillips' Stores


shall be amended to read;


34/328 Scolfes, Japonica Cottage and
Post Office Cottage

12.8.81 II

Three cottages and restaurant, formerly post office and stores and originally house. A complex
building of c1394 with stone cellar and 3 bay open hall of Wealden type, timber fireplace
inserted into hall in mid C16 and late C16 crosswing to east. A C17 fireplace was inserted into
open hall, a crosswing added c1700 of which the ground floor was probably a mercer's shop
(now Japonica Cottage) and the building refurbished c1765 by John Holland. C20 shopfront.
Timberframed building, ground floor cement rendered, first floor weatherboarded. Tiled roof
with half-hipped gable at east end. Two storeys; 5 windows. Mainly sashes with 16 panes. Post
Office Cottage of one storey with casement. Rear elevation retains 2 late C16 hollow
chamfered mullioned windows. Interior has stone barrel-vaulted cellar with 2 centred arched
blocked entrance to Scolfes and first floor retains open truss with 'decorated' moulding. The
late C16 croosswing retains ogee bracing. The front framing of the mid C16 timber chimney
survives. Circa 1700 a crosswing of one room on each floor was added to the east with
staggered butt purlin roof. Circa 1765 the C14 and late C16 roofs were replaced.
[See Report no 580 by David Martin and Barbara Martin, 1995.]


Boreham Street Post Office
and G and M Phillips'
TQ 6611 34/328


C18. Two storeys. Five windows. Ground floor faced with cement, above
with weather-boarding. Tiled roof with half-hipped gable at east end. Projection
at west end with a hip. Glazing bars intact, except in the easternmost window-bay
which has casement windows. Modern shop front built out in the centre of
ground floor.

Listing NGR: TQ6653711316

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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