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Butlers Green House, Haywards Heath

Description: Butlers Green House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 10 September 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 303017

OS Grid Reference: TQ3195823961
OS Grid Coordinates: 531958, 123961
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9999, -0.1208

Location: Butler's Green Road, Haywards Heath RH16 4BH

Locality: Haywards Heath
Local Authority: Mid Sussex District Council
County: West Sussex
Country: England
Postcode: RH16 4BH

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Listing Text

4/106 Butlers Green House
10.9.51 (formerly listed in the
Civil Parish of Cuckfield)
Former manor house, now sub-divided into flats. Irregular plan of many
different building periods. C16 vestiges (in east wing cellar), west wing of
c1650, and east wing mainly of c1730. West wing of c1650 is of red brick with
grey headers in Flemish bond. Tiled roof half-hipped to one side with off central
brick chimney stack. 2 storeys, 5 windows, 3 bays. 5 sashes in moulded architraves
with vertical only to 1st floor. 2 oculi, 1 blocked. Ground floor windows
are casements with cambered heads. Central doorcase having cambered head with
keystone, rusticated pilasters and gable masquerading as pediment. East wing
of 1731 (on earlier foundations) is stuccoed with tiled roof. 3 storeys,
5 bays, square plan. Square casements to 2nd floor in moulded architraves,
1st floor cambered heads with verticals only. Originally the doorcase was in
the centre of the south front but this is now a French window. Stone coping,
quoins, band between ground and 1st floors, plinth. Mid C19 entrance in west
side with cornice; brackets and side lights. Hipped roof set back and 2 large
C19 chimney stacks. To the extreme west is an C18 service wing of 2 bays. Painted
brickwork and tiled roof. 2 storeys and attics with modern dormer. Date plaque
FW 1731 repositioned. Later splayed doorcase. To the left of this are C20 additions
not of special interest to the rear are C18 brick stable additions of 1 storey.
The interior of the west wing contains C17 door surrounds and superb early C17
panelling in 2 rooms from the demolished Slaugham Manor inserted in the late
C19 with panels depicting mermaids and dragons and classical pilasters. Plain
C18 staircase with turned balusters. The west wing has C16 brick cellars with
2 ovolo moulded windows, a 1731 grand staircase hall with rococo papier mache
ceiling with central putto and swags, grapes and floral design, staircase with
3 twisted balusters to each tread and scrolled tread ends, dado panelling and
round headed staircase window, a 1st floor reception room having a wide cornice
with fasces and fireplaces and a ground floor room with a papier mache ceiling
with French horns, sheafs and grapes and a further ground floor room with a
papier mache ceiling with central pelican and doves and 2 male and 2 female
Grecian heads in the corners. The house is named after the Boteler family who
owned land locally for over 150 years from the late C14. In 1612 the house
was purchased by John Warden who began the Warden/Sergison dynasty of
Cuckfield Park.

Listing NGR: TQ3195823961

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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