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The Edith Payne Free Library

A Grade II Listed Building in Cuckfield, West Sussex

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Latitude: 51.0074 / 51°0'26"N

Longitude: -0.1421 / 0°8'31"W

OS Eastings: 530442

OS Northings: 124750

OS Grid: TQ304247

Mapcode National: GBR JLT.LXH

Mapcode Global: FRA B6LG.2H0

Entry Name: The Edith Payne Free Library

Listing Date: 6 April 1970

Last Amended: 11 December 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1191859

English Heritage Legacy ID: 302958

Location: Cuckfield, Mid Sussex, West Sussex, RH17

County: West Sussex

District: Mid Sussex

Civil Parish: Cuckfield

Built-Up Area: 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

(west side)
7/46 The Edith Payne Free
6.4.70 Library
(formerly listed as Queen's
Hall and library. Dated 1897-1901 on porch. Sandstone ashlar with Horsham stone
slab roof in Elizabethan style. 2 storeys, gable fronted. One large mullioned
and transomed window to each floor with a blank one in gable, all with head moulds.
Moulded band between floors. Gable has stone coping with finial and kneelers with
lozenge decoration (probably copied from Marshalls qv Item 7/47). Bracketed eaves
cornice to side. Right hand porch, slightly set back with late C16 style doorcase
with 4 centred arch, mutule frieze, brackets, fluted pilasters with strapwork motifs
below and blank shields and stylized leaves in the spandrels. Plank door. Above
the door is the inscription 'Queen's Hall and Public Library 1897-1901' and a lamp.
The interior contains a staircase with twisted balusters and a hall with hammer-
beam style roof.

Listing NGR: TQ3044224750

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