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Ockenden Manor

A Grade II* Listed Building in Cuckfield, West Sussex

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.0066 / 51°0'23"N

Longitude: -0.1447 / 0°8'40"W

OS Eastings: 530265

OS Northings: 124656

OS Grid: TQ302246

Mapcode National: GBR JLT.S99

Mapcode Global: FRA B6LG.7G8

Entry Name: Ockenden Manor

Listing Date: 10 September 1951

Last Amended: 11 December 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1025490

English Heritage Legacy ID: 302987

Location: Cuckfield, Mid Sussex, West Sussex, RH17

County: West Sussex

District: Mid Sussex

Civil Parish: Cuckfield

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Sussex

Church of England Parish: Cuckfield Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

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Listing Text


TQ 3024 NW CUCKFIELD OCKENDEN LANE
7/75 Ockenden Manor
10.9.51 (formerly listed as
'Ockenden')
GV II*
Manor house originally, now hotel. A complex structure of 3 builds, late C16, early
C17 and 1858. C16 timber-framed building with roughcast infill on sandstone base
with south wing of ashlar sandstone dated 1608 and west wing of ashlar sandstone
added 1858. Horsham slab roof. L-shaped C16 part of 2 storeys and attics. 5
windows, partly roughcast and partly timber-framed with painted brick infill. 2
small gables and one large central one with moulded bressummers and barge-boards,
partly renewed. In front of the large gable is a 2 storey porch with overhanging,
first floor with brick infilling to framing and gable with small window in it.
Renewed casement windows. 2 large cross-shaped brick chimney stacks. South wing
of 1608 is of ashlar sandstone and higher elevation. Gable fronted having kneelers
with ball finials. Moulded string-course above each floor. 1 casement window with
stone mullions and transoms. 4 centred arched doorway. Massive chimney breast
on south wall of this wing built of stone with multiple brick shafts. Roughcast
1858 wing. Interior: through purlin Queen post roof and C17 stairwell with moulded
finials to newel post, 3 plank door to bottom with butterfly hinges and winder stair-
cases. The restaurant has very elaborate early C17 panelling and 11-panelled door
and stone 4-centred fireplace with the letter 'B'. The pilasters, ovolo moulding
and plaster ceiling and heraldic windows are Victorian. The Ninian Lounge is
panelled throughout and has a 4-centred stone fireplace with elaborate stops. The
Bar has a 4-centred fireplace with elaborate stops, panelled mantelpiece with
pilasters and 6-panelled door. The Hall has chamfered beams with elaborate stops.
The Raymond Room has early C17 panelling, H-hinges, stone fireplace and pilastered
wooden mantelpiece. The Elizabeth Room has a 4-centred sandstone fireplace and
6-panelled door with Cock's head hinges. The Master Room is panelled throughout
and has 3 doors with Cock's head hinges. 4 centred arched fireplace with elaborate
stops. Timothy Room has early C17 panelling. Formerly the seat of the Burrell
family.
(See VCH, Vol VII p 149).


Listing NGR: TQ3026524656

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