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Ewhurst Place

A Grade II* Listed Building in Crawley, West Sussex

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.1231 / 51°7'23"N

Longitude: -0.2028 / 0°12'10"W

OS Eastings: 525869

OS Northings: 137519

OS Grid: TQ258375

Mapcode National: GBR JKC.HK5

Mapcode Global: VHGSW.F1NB

Entry Name: Ewhurst Place

Listing Date: 21 June 1948

Last Amended: 23 February 1983

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1187092

English Heritage Legacy ID: 363362

Location: Crawley, West Sussex, RH11

County: West Sussex

District: Crawley

Town: Crawley

Electoral Ward/Division: Ifield

Built-Up Area: Crawley

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Sussex

Church of England Parish: Ifield St Margaret

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

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Listing Text

IFIELD DRIVE
1.
5403
Ewhurst Place
(formerly listed under
Langley Lane)
TQ 23 NE 3/41 21.6.48
II* GV
2.
Probably late C16 or early Cl7. Occupying an ancient moated site. An L-shaped timber-
framed house of 2 storeys and attics, occupying the north-west angle of a rectangular
moated enclosure. The main range, lying east and west, has brick foundations to west
and north walls built beside the moat. Unbroken high-pitched roof with short hips at
east and west ends. West wall has exposed timber-framing and tile-hanging in gable;
south side has ground floor faced with C18 brick and first floor exposed timber-
framing. The north wall has 3 wide chimneybreasts projecting from the wall face, late
C16 or early C17, the stacks rebuilt but to the old design and using the old bricks;
One is the remains of a tower, timber-framing of walling exposed between chimneybreasts
also on east wall. Some of the timbers are of S form. The plaster filling is modern.
A 2-storey wing, apparently contemporary, projects southward from the south side of
the main range at the east end, its lower storey faced with C18 brick and the upper
storey hung with pointed tiles. Roof of same pitch as the main range with a short hip
at the south end, Horsham slabs to all roofs. Windows mostly modern casements with
leaded panes, but some older casements. On the first floor internally are 2 small
blocked windows with wood mullions, hollow chamfers, high up under the eaves, one on
the west side of the wing, the other at the east end of the main range. Two mullioned
windows behind panelling on ground floor. A good deal of the timber-framing is
exposed in the interior. Ground floor room at the west end has some fine early C17
panelling with double moulded and mitred panels, a smaller panel set within a larger
one. This was discovered under wallpaper. Fireback in chimney with date 1632 and the
initials EIE. At the time it was built Ewhurst belonged to the Covert Family.
(See S A C XLVII pages 144-7).


Listing NGR: TQ2586937519

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