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Pilstye, Forest Row

Description: Pilstye

Grade: II
Date Listed: 30 October 1989
English Heritage Building ID: 297111

OS Grid Reference: TQ4276935306
OS Grid Coordinates: 542769, 135306
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0993, 0.0377

Location: Station Road, Forest Row, East Sussex RH18 5DW

Locality: Forest Row
Local Authority: Wealden District Council
County: East Sussex
Country: England
Postcode: RH18 5DW

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Listing Text

TQ 4235-4335
(west side, off)
33/9 Pilstye
House. C15 or early C16, altered late C16 or early C17, restored, altered and
added to c.1948. Timber frame on C20 plinth of brick with some rubble; C20
weatherboard cladding; C20 extensions of brick, part weatherboarded. Plain tile
roofs. Brick stacks. Open hall house with floor and stack inserted late G16 or
early C17; 2 storeys, 3 first floor windows; with gabled 2-storey C20 extension front
right and lean-to. C20 garage addition (now part of house) to rear right. C20
windows with wooden frames and mullions and leaded casements throughout. Garden
(south east) elevation: windows of 3, 4 and 2 lights to each floor. Roof half-
hipped with gablet at left end. Old corniced stack to ridge near right end.
Rear: lean-to on left; central window of 4 lights with 5-light window above;
5-light first floor window and C20 external stack to right bay. Entrance to
right return with C20 studded barrel door. Interior: on ground floor central
room has probably rebuilt fireplace with chamfered timber bressumer and
chamfered beams and joists with stepped cyma stops; in left room beam with
similar stops to the joists with lambs tongue stops to chamfers, between
these two rooms a very large scantling cross-beam with deep chamfer and stepped
cyma stop. On first floor, members of the timber frame are visible, including
jewelled wall posts, although there are a number of timbers which have been
indtroduced in the C20 including, probably, the curved queen struts set on the
tie-beams. Collared common rafter roof, indicating former crown post roof
(crown posts removed), in the roof the rafters sooted; some of the rafters have
been replaced, the ridge has been raised slightly and there is evidence that
originally the roof was hipped with gablet at the right end. The house is on
the site of a late C14 Royal hunting lodge.

Listing NGR: TQ4276935306

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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