Description: Downe House Farmhouse
Date Listed: 20 December 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 332899
OS Grid Reference: SE4568875234
OS Grid Coordinates: 445688, 475234
Latitude/Longitude: 54.1709, -1.3016
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SESSAY MAIN STREET
SE 47 NE
4/41 Downe House Farmhouse
Public house, now farmhouse, and attached cottage, now part of house. Mid C19 by
G T Andrews. Cottage later C19. Pinkish brick in English garden wall bond (5:1)
with ashlar dressings; Welsh slate and pantile roofs. 2 storeys with attic. 3
bays with 2-storey rear outshut to right and rear wing to left with cottage attached
Rusticated quoins; raised, quoined, double-chamfered window surrounds; moulded first
floor string; eaves cornice. Central bay has full-height gabled porch rising above
eaves with: hollow-chamfered, Tudor-arched doorway with 4-panel door (top panels
glazed) and cornice; returning; above door, architrave frames brick panel, formally
bearing coat of arms; on first floor, tall cross-window with small sash to each
light; quatrefoil above. Flanking porch on each floor, a narrow window, transomed
on first floor, with sashes. Outer bays each have: a flat-roofed bay window with
cross-window to front, transomed side-lights, cornice, parapet, and cornice formed
by continuation of first floor string; cross-windows to first floor; gabled dormers
above with 4-pane sashes. All gables have raised verges with moulded kneelers,
coping. Corniced end stacks with tripled flues, and another cross-ridge stack.
Rear: outshut has 4-panel door on right; paired, gabled, half-dormers; wing has
pantile roof. Right return: at rear, sashes with glazing bars. Left return:
2-bay wing adjoining house then 1-bay added cottage, each having door, side-sliding
sashes to ground floor and sashes with glazing bars under flat brick arches to first
floor. Continuation of wing altered and not of special interest.
Listing NGR: SE4568875234
Source: English Heritage
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