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Hammer Pond Guest House, Lower Beeding

Description: Hammer Pond Guest House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 22 September 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 299317

OS Grid Reference: TQ2187828985
OS Grid Coordinates: 521878, 128985
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0473, -0.2627

Location: Hammerpond Road, Lower Beeding, West Sussex RH13 6PF

Locality: Lower Beeding
Local Authority: Horsham District Council
County: West Sussex
Country: England
Postcode: RH13 6PF

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Listing Text

5404 Hammer Pond Guest House
(formerly listed as
Hammer Pond Cottages)
TQ 22 NW 13/256 22.9.59.


This building was originally a forge or forges used in connection with the
iron industry, for which Sussex was famous before coal was much used as a
fuel. It stands on the edge of 2 very large hammer ponds. It has subsequently
been used as several cottages but is now one house. Half H-shaped C17 or
earlier timber-framed building. The centre is fronted with red brick on the
ground floor and weather-boarding above. Two storeys, 3 windows. The north-west
wing has the timbering exposed at the north end with brick infilling, but
its inner wall is all brick, colour-washed. One storey and attic with dormer
windows in hip end of roof. The south-east wing is probably later and is
all brick except the first floor on south side. Gable at north-east end of
wing. Two storey, one window. Horsham slab roof to the whole. Casement
windows. Three doorways with sloping hoods of Horsham slabs.

Listing NGR: TQ2187828985

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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