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Forest Grange, Colgate

Description: Forest Grange

Grade: II
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

Location: Colgate, West Sussex RH12 4TG

Locality: Colgate
Local Authority: Horsham District Council
County: West Sussex
Country: England
Postcode: RH12 4TG

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Listing Text

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

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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