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Description: Field Place
Date Listed: 22 September 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 299607
OS Grid Reference: TQ1472632098
OS Grid Coordinates: 514726, 132098
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0767, -0.3637
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In the entry for;
TQ 13 SW WARNHAM BAILING HILL
The entry shall be amended to read;
TQ 13 SW WARNHAM BYFLEETS LANE
6/134 Field Place
Mansion. Built in 2 main sections. Medieval and c1678. On 3 sides of
a courtyard are oak-framed buildings clad in stone with stone
galleting and mainly Horsham slab roofs. The earliest building is on
the east side of the courtyard, is an open hall and is roughly
contemporary with the earliest documentary records of the estate
(1251). The south wing is mid C14 and the north wing is late C14, 1
to 2 storeys mainly casement windows. Hall has a massive stone C16
external chimneystack with brick stack above. In the courtyard is an
early C16 staircase vice and the main doorway and chimney stacks on
the north wing are of similar date. The west wing dates from 1678 and
now contains the principal rooms. Built of brick in random bond on
stone base with ironstone galleting with hipped Horsham slab roof. 2
storeys and attics 7 windows to centre and 2 to back projecting wing.
12 pane sashes to first floor and 27 or 30 pane French windows to
ground floor. Wings have round-headed niches to ground floor of inner
faces. Central pediment, wooden eaves cornice with modillions and
brick stringcourse. Central doorcase with cornice with blank panels
and brackets. Interior east wing has 4 crownposts to original open
hall, the 2 central ones octagonal, each having 2 head braces and 2
foot braces. Tie beams have lamb tongue stops. Jowled posts. The end
crownpost was lifted and truncated and the Hall Chamber occupied by
Timothy Shelley and later Percy Bysshe Shelley as a teenager.
South wing contains Little Dining Room on ground floor which has late
C16 cross beams, Jacobean overmantel with strapwork decoration and
marble fireplace with bolection moulding. Upper floor has late C16
door, old floorboards and smoke blackened rafters. North wing has some
restored early C17 windows but the roof was renewed in the C18. 1678
wing has staircase hall with oak well staircase with turned balusters
and china cupboard, 2 columns with Composite capitals and 2 1752
doorcases with Vitruvian Scroll and broken pediments. Library has mid
C18 fireplace with overmantel having floral drops and urn.3 6-panelled
doors with Swansneck pediments and urns, swags and paterae to frieze.
Dado rail. Drawing Room has most unusual late C17 marble fireplace
with high relief female mask and drapery. Oak Room has bolection-
moulded fireplace and panelling. Dining Room has mid C18 fireplace
with Greek Key inlaid marble design to frieze and urn and swag panel
and I onic 5/8 columns, dado rail and cornice. Cellars have Horsham slab
wine bins and game slabs. First floor bedroom was the birthplace of
Percy Bysshe Shelley. It has panelling, dado rail and marble fireplace
with early C19 duck's nest firegrate . Another bedroom has a
bolection moulded fireplace and dado rail. Another bedroom has a late
C17 cornice. An end bedroom has 1930 painted pine panelling. There are
3 very fine 1930's bathrooms with original fittings, one in imitation
tortoiseshell, one in pink marble, one with silver leaf ceiling and
a C19 'thunderbox'. Late C17 roof. Percy Bysshe Shelley was born in
the house on 4 August 1792 and spent his formative years there.
WARNHAM BAILING HILL
5404 Broadbridge Heath
TQ 13 SW 6/134 22.9.59
The house is in 2 sections. The east wing is C15. Two storey, 4 windows.
Stone, once plastered. Horsham slab roof. Massive stone chimney breast with
brick stack at the north end. Large open fireplace in the kitchen. The west
wing or main block is mid C17. It consists of a centre portion and 2 wings.
Two storey, 11 windows. Plastered front. Brick stringcourse. Wooden eaves
cornice with modillions. Horsham slab roof with caps surmounting the wings.
The wings are joined to each other by an early C19 colonnade or veranda consisting
of iron columns with leaf capitals. Glazing bars intact. Very fine interior.
C17 staircase. C18 panelling, chimney-pieces and door cornices. Percy Bysshe
Shelley was born in the house on the 4 August 1792.
Listing NGR: TQ1472632098
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