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Sunte House, Haywards Heath

Description: Sunte House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 10 September 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 303030

OS Grid Reference: TQ3338125519
OS Grid Coordinates: 533381, 125519
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0136, -0.1000

Location: Birchen Lane, Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH16 1RZ

Locality: Haywards Heath
Local Authority: Mid Sussex District Council
County: West Sussex
Country: England
Postcode: RH16 1RZ

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Listing Text

1/119 Sunte House
Large House. L-shaped building of 1700 having 2 principal elevations with C18
service wing to north east and C19 extension to north west in similar style.
2 storeys and attics, 5 windows to each principal elevation. Diaper pattern
red brick and grey headers on cemented plinth. Steeply pitched slate roof with
2 pedimented dormers. Deep wooden modillion eaves cornice. Stone quoins and
moulded stone band between floors. 16 pane sashes with rubbed brick arches
and scalloped blind boxes. Central doorcase to south elevation with flat wooden
hood on enriched scrolled wooden brackets. Double door with rectangular fanlight
flanked by sidelights. Attached to south is forecourt wall of 2 courses of
sandstone blocks with brick piers with moulded tops and ball caps. East or
garden elevation has windows with stone keystones and doorcase has flight of
steps with ramped iron handrail. West elevation is largely C19 but in matching
style. North east extension is an C18 laundry extension of 1 storey red brick
with Horsham stone slab roof and metal casements. Interior contains early C18
principal staircase of elm with 3 turned balusters to each step and scrolled
tread ends, service well staircase of painted wood with turned balusters and
square newel posts, 2 fireplaces with Delft tiles and a fine late C18 or early
C19 fireplace on the 1st floor with elaborate cast iron ducks nest grate. Roof
has staggered purlins.

Listing NGR: TQ3338125519

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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