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Hopkin's Crank

A Grade II Listed Building in Ditchling, East Sussex

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.9441 / 50°56'38"N

Longitude: -0.1045 / 0°6'16"W

OS Eastings: 533260

OS Northings: 117786

OS Grid: TQ332177

Mapcode National: GBR KNY.QDX

Mapcode Global: FRA B6NM.53T

Entry Name: Hopkin's Crank

Listing Date: 27 September 1979

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1216671

English Heritage Legacy ID: 292813

Location: Ditchling, Lewes, East Sussex, BN6

County: East Sussex

District: Lewes

Civil Parish: Ditchling

Built-Up Area: Burgess Hill

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Sussex

Church of England Parish: Ditchling, Streat and Westmeston

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

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Listing Text

DITCHLING DITCHLING COMMON
1.
5206
Hopkin's Crank
TQ 31 NW 4/313
II

2.
Early C19. Two storeys and attic. Two windows. Two dormers. Originally
faced with grey headers, now painted, with red brick dressings and quoins.
Tiled roof. Glazing bars intact. Single-storeyed addition at the back, originally
a workshop.
Eric Gill, sculptor and letter-designer lived here from 1917 to 1924. The
ground floor addition behind was his workshop. To the south-west is a single-storeyed
block, also built by Gill as workshops, which are now the separate dwellings
of "Little Crank" and "Crank's Barn". While living here Gill founded the Christian
Workers' Guild, which is still in existence and has its workshops in the adjoining
road, Furner's Lane, Burgess Hill. Attached to this is the chapel built by
Gill in 1921 and containing a rood carved by him.


Listing NGR: TQ3326017786

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