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The Edith Payne Free Library, Cuckfield

Description: The Edith Payne Free Library

Grade: II
Date Listed: 6 April 1970
English Heritage Building ID: 302958

OS Grid Reference: TQ3044224750
OS Grid Coordinates: 530442, 124750
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0074, -0.1421

Location: High Street, Cuckfield, West Sussex RH17 5EN

Locality: Cuckfield
Local Authority: Mid Sussex District Council
County: West Sussex
Country: England
Postcode: RH17 5EN

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Listing Text

(west side)
7/46 The Edith Payne Free
6.4.70 Library
(formerly listed as Queen's
Hall and library. Dated 1897-1901 on porch. Sandstone ashlar with Horsham stone
slab roof in Elizabethan style. 2 storeys, gable fronted. One large mullioned
and transomed window to each floor with a blank one in gable, all with head moulds.
Moulded band between floors. Gable has stone coping with finial and kneelers with
lozenge decoration (probably copied from Marshalls qv Item 7/47). Bracketed eaves
cornice to side. Right hand porch, slightly set back with late C16 style doorcase
with 4 centred arch, mutule frieze, brackets, fluted pilasters with strapwork motifs
below and blank shields and stylized leaves in the spandrels. Plank door. Above
the door is the inscription 'Queen's Hall and Public Library 1897-1901' and a lamp.
The interior contains a staircase with twisted balusters and a hall with hammer-
beam style roof.

Listing NGR: TQ3044224750

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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