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School Hill House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Lewes, East Sussex

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.8734 / 50°52'24"N

Longitude: 0.0118 / 0°0'42"E

OS Eastings: 541646

OS Northings: 110141

OS Grid: TQ416101

Mapcode National: GBR KQ2.3T1

Mapcode Global: FRA B6XS.NFH

Entry Name: School Hill House

Listing Date: 25 February 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1043822

English Heritage Legacy ID: 293125

Location: Lewes, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7

County: East Sussex

District: Lewes

Civil Parish: Lewes

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Sussex

Church of England Parish: Lewes St Thomas at Cliffe with Lewes All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

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Listing Text

TQ 4110 SE LEWES HIGH STREET
10/143 (south side)

25.2.52 No 55 (School Hill House)

GV II*

House, now offices and surgery. Early-mid C18 front to possibly late C17 core.
Grey headers with red brick quoins, dressings and moulded cornice bands over all
floors. Cornice and panelled parapet hiding roof with various stacks. 3
storeys; regular 5 window front, glazing bar cashes on all floors, all with
rendered triple keystones. Cut brick gauged heads to first floor windows, plain
gauged heads above. Doorway in place of second window from right. Eared
architrave surround with triangular pediment over; panelled door with transom-
light over. West front of red brick with grey headers with tall round-arched
stair-window. Garden-front of mathematical-tiles covered with render.
Interior: Hall: mid-C18 fielded panelling with early C18 moulded raised and
fielded panelling over, large eared fire-surround with reverse bolection moulding
to rectangular central panel and moulded cornice-mantel. Ground-floor rooms
to School Hill: Raised and fielded early C18 panelling. Eared egg and dart
decorated fire-surround with marble staff-moulded inset and variant Greek key
frieze to cornice, very similar to fire-surround in No 103, High Street.
2-flight return stair with columns balusters without square knops, 3 per tread,
stepped. Corniced tread-ends and carved cheek-pieces, Corinthian newels.
Ramped dado panelling and unramped flattish rail with ridge. First-floor
rooms now much altered but to rooms to School Hill have early C18 raised and
fielded panelling and other rooms have early C19 panelling. Ground floor
room to rear has C18 inlaid marble flushwork fire-surround with pseudo-fluted
pilasters. Back stairs with early C18 spiral balusters from first floor up.


Listing NGR: TQ4164810133

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