Description: Sompting Abbots
Date Listed: 27 July 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 297336
OS Grid Reference: TQ1628205743
OS Grid Coordinates: 516282, 105743
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8395, -0.3499
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SOMPTING CHURCH LANE
TQ 10 NE
Now a boys' school. Built in 1856. Architect P C Hardwick. Tudor style. L-shaped
building. Two storeys and attic. Six windows and two dormers in the main block.
Faced with flints with stone dressings and quoins and some portions of red brick.
Very steep slate roof. Casement windows with stone mullions and transoms.
The south front of the main block has a non-central bay of red brick containing a
window of 3 central lights and 2 flanking lights. Gable to the east of this and
2 spiky steep dormers to the west. Bartizan of 5 lights on the first floor of the
south west angle. Service wing of lower height forming an L to the north east. This
has 2 windows and an octagonal turret higher than the wing itself.
The entrance front has a large square tower of red brick and five storeys projecting
beyond the front. Round-turret projecting from this from the second floor upwards.
Steep roof crowned by an ornamental octagonal iron railing. Elaborate red brick and
stone doorway with side lights and castellated parapet to the west of the tower.
Listing NGR: TQ1628205743
Source: English Heritage
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