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Latitude: 51.0015 / 51°0'5"N
Longitude: -0.0803 / 0°4'49"W
OS Eastings: 534794
OS Northings: 124208
OS Grid: TQ347242
Mapcode National: GBR KND.4J4
Mapcode Global: FRA B6QG.NJH
Entry Name: Gravelye House
Listing Date: 28 February 1973
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1025624
English Heritage Legacy ID: 302697
Location: Lindfield Rural, Mid Sussex, West Sussex, RH16
County: West Sussex
District: Mid Sussex
Civil Parish: Lindfield Rural
Traditional County: Sussex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Sussex
Church of England Parish: Lindfield All Saints
Church of England Diocese: Chichester
LINDFIELD RURAL GRAVELYE LANE
TQ 32 SW 16/335 Gravelye House
Built in 1825-6 by John Smith MP of Dale Park, Madehurst, Nr Arundel, for the
Quaker William Allen of "Allen and Hanburys" who, with John Smith and the
Earl of Chichester, founded the Allotment Colony in Lindfield called "America"
for the benefit of the poor of Lindfield. William Allen died in the house in
1843. Two storeys. Six windows. Stuccoed. Slate roof. Two parallel ranges.
The front range has a centre portion of 4 windows and slightly recessed wings of
one window each, the south one on ground floor only. Stringcourse. Glazing bars
intact. Ground floor has round-headed windows with Gothic gluing set in arcading.
Porch with square Doric columns and projecting cornice. Above the roof of the
back range is a small cupola containing a bell.
Listing NGR: TQ3479424208
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