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Searles North Lodge

A Grade II Listed Building in Fletching, East Sussex

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Latitude: 51.016 / 51°0'57"N

Longitude: 0.0364 / 0°2'11"E

OS Eastings: 542941

OS Northings: 126040

OS Grid: TQ429260

Mapcode National: GBR LPP.B19

Mapcode Global: FRA B6ZF.D1G

Entry Name: Searles North Lodge

Listing Date: 21 September 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1353718

English Heritage Legacy ID: 297092

Location: Fletching, Wealden, East Sussex, TN22

County: East Sussex

District: Wealden

Civil Parish: Fletching

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Sussex

Church of England Parish: Fletching St Andrew and St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

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Listing Text

TQ 42 NW
Searles North Lodge
Lodge. Circa 1865 with late C20 extension at rear coursed and dressed
stone rock-faced rusticated basement(plinth). Steeply pitched Welsh slate
roof with gabled ends, battlemented parapets and moulded coping with stone
finial to gables. Stone stacks with weathered set-offs and tall octagonal
shafts with moulded caps, the left hand end has pair of shafts and over
the rear gable of the cross wing a group of 4 shafts. Plan: Built as
a piano nobile over a basement. 2 parallel ranges with a projecting cross-
wing at the right hand end and a doorway in the angle of the front into
the main range. The internal arrangement is uncertain. In the late C20
a 2-storey extension was built behind the left hand end. Tudor Gothic
style. Exterior; 1 storey attic and basement. Asymmetrical west front.
Small rectangular basement windows with chamfered frames. In the main
range a 4-centred arch lancet to the left and a chamfered 4 centred arch
doorway to the right with a C19 moulded and panelled door and a narrow
lancet above. Projecting gabled wing to right with central 4-centred
arch lancet flanked by windows in splayed corners wnich are supported
on stone columns with Venetian Gothic style capitals. 2-light lancet
above in the gable with 4-centred arch lights, the string-course of the
parapet drops below the window as a sill. The right hand (south) side
has a tripartite lancet with 4-centred arch heads. The left hand (north)
end has 2 x 4-centred arch headed lancets. Interior: not inspected but
some of the original joinery was observed including a simple staircase
with stick balusters.

Searles North Lodge and South Lodge (qv) are lodges to the demolished
Victorian Gothic Mansion 'Searles' which is said to have been built in

Listing NGR: TQ4294126040

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