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Sheffield Park Farmhouse, Fletching

Description: Sheffield Park Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 5 June 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 297118

OS Grid Reference: TQ4120624380
OS Grid Coordinates: 541206, 124380
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0015, 0.0111

Location: A275, Fletching, East Sussex TN22 3QR

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

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Listing Text

TQ 42 SW
25/954 Sheffield Park Farmhouse

Farmhouse. Core is a 3 bay later C16 lobby entrance house with early C19 addition
projecting on the left side of the front elevation, a later C19 addition to the
right side front and C19 additions to the rear. The original part is timber-
framed, the ground floor underbuilt in sandstone with plinth and 1st floor tile
hung. Tiled roof, replacing Horsham slabs with off central late C16 brick chimney
stack. 2 storeys and attics in gable end, 1 hipped dormer, 3 C19 casements with
unusual trefoliated heads to 1st floor, ground floor has casements. Late C19
doorcase with flat hood and 5 panels and plain side lights. Early C19 wing is of
painted brick with gable and carved bargeboards. One 6-pane sash and Gothick
windows the tops having original leaded lights. Right-hand late C19 wing is in
English bond brickwork with curved bargeboards. Left bide has similar carved
bargeboards. Rear elevations has 2 2-storey gables with carved bargeboards. 4
casements with hood moulding. Simple doorcase, also with hood moulding. Interior
has large open fireplace modified in late C19 when the baronial style fireplace
was added but retaining salt hole and space for a bread oven. Chamfered cross
beams to old parlour end. 1st floor has 2 panelled C18 door and central room of
original house has large chamfered spine beam with run out stop and large square
floor joints probably of C16 date. Jowled upright posts. C18 curved staircase.
Attic has side purlin and windbrace roof, old floor boards and smoke blackening in
a small chamber either side of the massive sandstone and brick chimney which was
previously sealed by lath and plaster walls. This appears to be an original C16
smoke bay predating the insertion of the chimney stack.

Listing NGR: TQ4120624380

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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