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Description: Pelham Place Cottages
Date Listed: 6 April 1970
English Heritage Building ID: 303062
OS Grid Reference: TQ3448625256
OS Grid Coordinates: 534486, 125256
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0110, -0.0843
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TQ 3426 LINDFIELD BLACK HILL
(north east side)
6/151 Nos 1-6 (consec) Pelham
6.4.70 Place Cottages
Cottages, formerly workshops and dormitories of a pioneering industrial school.
c1825 built by William Allen (1770-1843), a Quaker and social reformer restored
C20. Originally 2 buildings, now linked and forming an L-shaped range of 1
storey. Stuccoed with hipped slate roofs. 8 sashes having 30 panes in deep
reveals and doorcases with 6 flush panelled doors and rectangular fanlights.
Road elevation of L wing has 3 sashes, central 16 paned and others 12 paned. No
1 has a C20 flat roofed extension to left together with Little Pelham (Item 152)
originally the school-master's house, this is all that remains of Allen's
community to ameliorate moral poverty which included cottages with 2 acres of
land. The school was open to pupils of any religion and possessed a farm, a
printing office and workshops. Fees were 3d a week for boys, 2d for girls and ld
for infants with reductions for large families and good attendance.
(See Country Life - November 22nd 1956).
Listing NGR: TQ3448625256
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Source: English Heritage
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