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Penns in the Rocks

A Grade II* Listed Building in Withyham, East Sussex

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Latitude: 51.0906 / 51°5'26"N

Longitude: 0.1704 / 0°10'13"E

OS Eastings: 552089

OS Northings: 134607

OS Grid: TQ520346

Mapcode National: GBR MQ7.FXC

Mapcode Global: FRA C677.Q5K

Entry Name: Penns in the Rocks

Listing Date: 26 November 1953

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1180617

English Heritage Legacy ID: 296934

Location: Withyham, Wealden, East Sussex, TN3

County: East Sussex

District: Wealden

Civil Parish: Withyham

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Sussex

Church of England Parish: Withyham St Michael and All Angels

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

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Listing Text

Penns-in-the Rocks
TQ 53 SW 13/170 26.11.53
The core of the house was built about 1700 by William Penn of Pennsylvania and
his wife Guilelma Springett, of whose estate is formed part. The south or
main front was built by William Penn IV about 1737. Two storeys and attic.
Seven windows. Four dormers. Red brick. Tiled roof. Windows in architrave
surrounds with keystones over and glazing bars intact. The centre portion of
five window bays projects slightly. The flanking portions of one window each
were originally of one storey but were heightened in 1830. Long and short
stone quoins to each section. Rusticated stone doorway with keystone. Door of
six fielded panels. The centre of the north or entrance front dates from 1700.
The projecting wings, which make it half-H shaped were added by Stephen Beeching
in 1830.

Listing NGR: TQ5208934607

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