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TQ 41113 09633


TQ 4109 NW LEWES SOUTHOVER HIGH STREET 14/417 (north side) Southover 25.2.52 Anne of Cleeves' House (formerly listed as No 52)


House. C14 cellar with late C15 or early C16 street-front block, late C16 wing to rear and porch dated 1599. Timber-framed with ground floor of flint with some brick and some stone dressings, the stone squared and dressed and probably from the Priory (qv). Projecting porch of two storeys to right of centre with dressed surround and chamfered Tudor-arched doorway on ground floor with boarded and ribbed door recessed. Tilehung in decorative bands of plain and scalloped tiles on first floor to right and left of 2-storey recess, to left on projecting gabled crosswing. First floor of porch with exposed timber-framing, plaster infilling and gable in roof. Recess coved with flying wall-plate and curved brackets. Horsham slabs on lower slopes of roof with plain tiles above. Brick stacks on ridge at junction of main ridge with ridge of crosswing and towards right end of main ridge. Former Wealden hall-house with upper end rebuilt in early C17 and with stack added in later C17. 2 storeys with attic in crosswing only; 4 window 1st floor and 2 window ground floor, arrayed irregularly, with a 3 by 5 light mullion and transom hall window in recess. Woodened mullioned windows with diamond lattice casements. Lefthand return front: flint with tiled first floor to side of front block; ground floor window of 4 lights with brick mullions and dressings. Wing to rear plastered with single-storey addition with tiled roof along side of wing. 2 storeys; irregular fenestration. Interior: 5 bay timber-frame to main block. Ground-floor room to right of entrance with stone chimney-piece with moulded Tudor-arched and shouldered surround, cornice moulding above. Hall: carved dais beam, surviving in whole or in part sround room, brattished over fireplace. Hall open to roof with wall coved to moulded wallplate on north side. Tudor-arch decoration to wallplate over hall window on south side. Curved braces and crown posts visible on east and west walls. Room upstairs: Revealed pair of inseted brick stacks. Four chamfered crown-posts visible, all with larger downward and smaller upward braces. Scarf-jointed butt-purlins. Rear wing: Straight flight stair with mid-landing. Corniced upstanding rail on early vase balusters, probably early Cl7, and square newel-posts with globe finials, all formerly at No 175, High Street. 4 bay wing with queen post roof with trenched purlins. various 'original' ovolo-moulded mullioned and transomed windows, some restored. House named after Anne of Cleeves to whom the Manor was granted.

Listing NGR: TQ4111309633


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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 01 Jun 2005
Reference: IOE01/13901/04
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Duncan Noel-Paton. Source Historic England Archive
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