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A Grade II* Listed Building in Chailey, East Sussex

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Latitude: 50.993 / 50°59'34"N

Longitude: -0.007 / 0°0'25"W

OS Eastings: 539961

OS Northings: 123405

OS Grid: TQ399234

Mapcode National: GBR KNH.R1L

Mapcode Global: FRA B6WH.72J

Entry Name: Wapsbourne

Listing Date: 17 March 1952

Last Amended: 27 September 1979

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1352974

English Heritage Legacy ID: 292802

Location: Chailey, Lewes, East Sussex, TN22

County: East Sussex

District: Lewes

Civil Parish: Chailey

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Sussex

Church of England Parish: Chailey St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

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Listing Text

(formerly listed as
Wapsbourne Farmhouse
TQ 32 SE 2/46 17.5.52.

Probably the most interesting house in Chailey Parish.
Early C17. The Victoria County History says that the date 1606 was once legible
on the pendant of one of the gables. Tall L-shaped timber-framed building
with squares of plaster infilling. The west and south walls are of red vitreous
brick. Horsham slab roof. Casement windows with diamond-shaped leaded panes.
The north gable end has a bay window on the ground and first floor, that on
the first floor consisting of 2 tiers of 5 lights with old glass, and above
an oversailing gable containing an attic window of 2 tiers of 4 lights. The
east gable end has a carved pendant. The south wall has an immense brick
projection consisting of 2 chimney breasts side by side, each with 3 diagonal
brick stacks. These breasts were probably added in the mid C17. Three storeys.
Not more than 2 windows to any front. Contemporary staircase.

Listing NGR: TQ3996123405

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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