Description: Forest Grange
Date Listed: 24 February 1992
English Heritage Building ID: 298219
OS Grid Reference: TQ2133531725
OS Grid Coordinates: 521335, 131725
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0720, -0.2695
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HORSHAM FOREST ROAD
TQ 23 SW
8/10003 Forest Grange
Large house later private school. Built in 1913 and probably also
designed by J P McGraw a civil engineer. Jacobean style. Built of red
brick in English bond with Bath stone dressings, Horsham stone slab
roof and clustered brick chimney stacks. An asymmetrical building
roughly L-shaped of 2 storeys and attics with irregular fenestration.
Entrance front has central and right end projecting gables with
kneelers and ball finials. 3 clustered brick chimney stacks and 4 flat
roofed dormers. Other windows are mullioned with ground floor
mullioned and transomed 3-light window in right end gable. Central
gable has 4 centred arched doorway with side lights and above stone
panel with shield held by dragons of Saint Leonards's Forest. L-wing
is service wing and has 2 projecting gables to left end, 2 flat roofed
dormers and mullioned windows. Garden front has 3 projecting gables,
each with 2 storey 11 light canted bay with mullioned windows to first
floor and mullioned and transomed windows to ground floor and 4 other
windows, mainly 3 light mullions to first floor and 3 light mullioned
and transomed windows to ground floor but 2 storey 4-light oriel to
right of central gable. Between left and central gable is a large
external brick chimney stack with clustered brick stacks. Attached to
the right-hand end is a 1 storey outbuilding, mainly weatherboarded
on brick plinth with Horsham slab roof and continuous casements.
Great Hall is panelled throughout in oak plank and muntin panelling.
2 spine beams and ceiling joists have run out stops. Fireplace has
deep wooden cornices and 2 Atlantes, probably reused C17 figures.
Former Library has panelling up to ceiling height and wooden
bolection-moulded fireplace. Dining Room is in the Adam style with
fluted pilasters, plastered ceiling and wall panels and wooden
fireplace with panel of 6 cupids and frieze of tripods, urns and
swags. Staircase Hall has Oak Imperial staircase with strapwork
embellished balusters and end piers. Large Dining Room has panelled
walls/oval ceiling of early Georgian style and panels with plaster
cherubs and stone 4 centred fireplace. Principal bedroom has built-in
walnut furniture. Bathrooms have old baths and tiled surrounds. Some
bedrooms have wooden fireplaces with tiled surrounds.
Listing NGR: TQ2133531725
Source: English Heritage
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