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Searles North Lodge, Fletching

Description: Searles North Lodge

Grade: II
Date Listed: 21 September 1989
English Heritage Building ID: 297092

OS Grid Reference: TQ4294126040
OS Grid Coordinates: 542941, 126040
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0160, 0.0364

Location: Fletching, East Sussex TN22 3YB

Locality: Fletching
Local Authority: Wealden District Council
County: East Sussex
Country: England
Postcode: TN22 3YB

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Listing Text

TQ 42 NW
Searles North Lodge
Lodge. Circa 1865 with late C20 extension at rear coursed and dressed
stone rock-faced rusticated basement(plinth). Steeply pitched Welsh slate
roof with gabled ends, battlemented parapets and moulded coping with stone
finial to gables. Stone stacks with weathered set-offs and tall octagonal
shafts with moulded caps, the left hand end has pair of shafts and over
the rear gable of the cross wing a group of 4 shafts. Plan: Built as
a piano nobile over a basement. 2 parallel ranges with a projecting cross-
wing at the right hand end and a doorway in the angle of the front into
the main range. The internal arrangement is uncertain. In the late C20
a 2-storey extension was built behind the left hand end. Tudor Gothic
style. Exterior; 1 storey attic and basement. Asymmetrical west front.
Small rectangular basement windows with chamfered frames. In the main
range a 4-centred arch lancet to the left and a chamfered 4 centred arch
doorway to the right with a C19 moulded and panelled door and a narrow
lancet above. Projecting gabled wing to right with central 4-centred
arch lancet flanked by windows in splayed corners wnich are supported
on stone columns with Venetian Gothic style capitals. 2-light lancet
above in the gable with 4-centred arch lights, the string-course of the
parapet drops below the window as a sill. The right hand (south) side
has a tripartite lancet with 4-centred arch heads. The left hand (north)
end has 2 x 4-centred arch headed lancets. Interior: not inspected but
some of the original joinery was observed including a simple staircase
with stick balusters.

Searles North Lodge and South Lodge (qv) are lodges to the demolished
Victorian Gothic Mansion 'Searles' which is said to have been built in

Listing NGR: TQ4294126040

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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