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The Sanctuary, Cuckfield

Description: The Sanctuary

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 11 December 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 302968

OS Grid Reference: TQ3040924590
OS Grid Coordinates: 530409, 124590
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0059, -0.1426

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

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

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Listing Text

(east side)
7/56 The Sanctuary
House. Early C16 timber-framed hall and cross wing altered in C19. Ground floor
now stuccoed and built out, first floor hung mainly with curved tiles but with
lozenge patterns in plain tiles. Slate roof. Gabled crossing to north with
elaborate early C16 fretted wooden bargeboard, a rare survival. 2 storeys, 3
windows, C19 casements to first floor and 2 multiple casement windows to ground
floor. Simple doorcase to north and modern garage entry to south. Interior has
4 bay C16 Queen post roof with side purlins, arched wind braces and jowled posts.
One first floor front room has the remains of black painted lettering, a quotation
from Psalm 139, 2nd half of C16. Another room has C17 panelling. A ground floor
room has a fine early C16 heavy roll moulded ceiling and chamfered beams with run-
out stops, bressummer to fireplace, C17 7 panelled door and dado panelling. Rush
light marks.
(See VCH, Vol VII p 148).

Listing NGR: TQ3040924590

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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