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List Entry Summary

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


List entry Number: 1025490



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: West Sussex

District: Mid Sussex

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Cuckfield

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 10-Sep-1951

Date of most recent amendment: 11-Dec-1987

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 302987

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TQ 3024 NW CUCKFIELD OCKENDEN LANE 7/75 Ockenden Manor 10.9.51 (formerly listed as 'Ockenden') GV II* Manor house originally, now hotel. A complex structure of 3 builds, late C16, early C17 and 1858. C16 timber-framed building with roughcast infill on sandstone base with south wing of ashlar sandstone dated 1608 and west wing of ashlar sandstone added 1858. Horsham slab roof. L-shaped C16 part of 2 storeys and attics. 5 windows, partly roughcast and partly timber-framed with painted brick infill. 2 small gables and one large central one with moulded bressummers and barge-boards, partly renewed. In front of the large gable is a 2 storey porch with overhanging, first floor with brick infilling to framing and gable with small window in it. Renewed casement windows. 2 large cross-shaped brick chimney stacks. South wing of 1608 is of ashlar sandstone and higher elevation. Gable fronted having kneelers with ball finials. Moulded string-course above each floor. 1 casement window with stone mullions and transoms. 4 centred arched doorway. Massive chimney breast on south wall of this wing built of stone with multiple brick shafts. Roughcast 1858 wing. Interior: through purlin Queen post roof and C17 stairwell with moulded finials to newel post, 3 plank door to bottom with butterfly hinges and winder stair- cases. The restaurant has very elaborate early C17 panelling and 11-panelled door and stone 4-centred fireplace with the letter 'B'. The pilasters, ovolo moulding and plaster ceiling and heraldic windows are Victorian. The Ninian Lounge is panelled throughout and has a 4-centred stone fireplace with elaborate stops. The Bar has a 4-centred fireplace with elaborate stops, panelled mantelpiece with pilasters and 6-panelled door. The Hall has chamfered beams with elaborate stops. The Raymond Room has early C17 panelling, H-hinges, stone fireplace and pilastered wooden mantelpiece. The Elizabeth Room has a 4-centred sandstone fireplace and 6-panelled door with Cock's head hinges. The Master Room is panelled throughout and has 3 doors with Cock's head hinges. 4 centred arched fireplace with elaborate stops. Timothy Room has early C17 panelling. Formerly the seat of the Burrell family. (See VCH, Vol VII p 149).

Listing NGR: TQ3026524656

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Saltzman, L F , The Victoria History of the County of Sussex, (1940), 149

National Grid Reference: TQ 30265 24656


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