Description: The Old Cottage
Date Listed: 9 March 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 303008
OS Grid Reference: TQ3018725604
OS Grid Coordinates: 530187, 125604
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0151, -0.1454
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TQ 32 NW CUCKFIELD WHITEMAN'S GREEN
1/97 The Old Cottage
House, originally open hall. c1530 2-bay open hall of timber-framed construction
with slightly later 2 storeyed bay to north and outshut of c1700. Plaster, painted
brick and weather-boarded cladding; plain tile roof. Built endwise to road. East
elevation has hall wing to south and later storeyed bay to north. Ground floor
painted brick, first floor plastered. Central brick stack over late C16 inserted
chimney breast. 3 windows. Hall part has 2 small 2-light windows to first floor,
the northern one thought to date from c1600 and retaining its fretted latch. 2
renewed casements windows to ground floor. Ledged door. North bay has a 2-light
window above and a 2-light window and a ledged door with simple pediment below.
North elevation is gable fronted. Ground floor painted brick, first floor weather-
boarded with plain barge-boards above. 2-light leaded casement to first floor,
larger 2-light casement with small panes and wooden glazing bars to ground floor.
Roof forms catslide over outshut of c1700 on west side. Inside hall roof formerly
hipped and retaining light crust of smoke blackening at north end. The timber
framework is partly visible with side purlin roof. Chimney breast of sandstone,
with tumbling in at sides under Horsham stone slabs. Shaft of late C16 bricks
above. Inglenook fireplace with stepped and chamfered bressummer, the left hand
jamb of brick and the right hand one of sandstone. Ground floor has exposed beams
and joists showing sets of Carpenter's marks.
Listing NGR: TQ3018725604
Source: English Heritage
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