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West Sussex
Horsham (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 14726 32098


In the entry for;

TQ 13 SW WARNHAM BAILING HILL Broadbridge Heath 6/134 Field Place 22.9.59


The entry shall be amended to read;


6/134 Field Place



Mansion. Built in 2 main sections. Medieval and c1678. On 3 sides of a courtyard are oak-framed buildings clad in stone with stone galleting and mainly Horsham slab roofs. The earliest building is on the east side of the courtyard, is an open hall and is roughly contemporary with the earliest documentary records of the estate (1251). The south wing is mid C14 and the north wing is late C14, 1 to 2 storeys mainly casement windows. Hall has a massive stone C16 external chimneystack with brick stack above. In the courtyard is an early C16 staircase vice and the main doorway and chimney stacks on the north wing are of similar date. The west wing dates from 1678 and now contains the principal rooms. Built of brick in random bond on stone base with ironstone galleting with hipped Horsham slab roof. 2 storeys and attics 7 windows to centre and 2 to back projecting wing. 12 pane sashes to first floor and 27 or 30 pane French windows to ground floor. Wings have round-headed niches to ground floor of inner faces. Central pediment, wooden eaves cornice with modillions and brick stringcourse. Central doorcase with cornice with blank panels and brackets. Interior east wing has 4 crownposts to original open hall, the 2 central ones octagonal, each having 2 head braces and 2 foot braces. Tie beams have lamb tongue stops. Jowled posts. The end crownpost was lifted and truncated and the Hall Chamber occupied by Timothy Shelley and later Percy Bysshe Shelley as a teenager. South wing contains Little Dining Room on ground floor which has late C16 cross beams, Jacobean overmantel with strapwork decoration and marble fireplace with bolection moulding. Upper floor has late C16 door, old floorboards and smoke blackened rafters. North wing has some restored early C17 windows but the roof was renewed in the C18. 1678 wing has staircase hall with oak well staircase with turned balusters and china cupboard, 2 columns with Composite capitals and 2 1752 doorcases with Vitruvian Scroll and broken pediments. Library has mid C18 fireplace with overmantel having floral drops and urn.3 6-panelled doors with Swansneck pediments and urns, swags and paterae to frieze. Dado rail. Drawing Room has most unusual late C17 marble fireplace with high relief female mask and drapery. Oak Room has bolection- moulded fireplace and panelling. Dining Room has mid C18 fireplace with Greek Key inlaid marble design to frieze and urn and swag panel and I onic 5/8 columns, dado rail and cornice. Cellars have Horsham slab wine bins and game slabs. First floor bedroom was the birthplace of Percy Bysshe Shelley. It has panelling, dado rail and marble fireplace with early C19 duck's nest firegrate . Another bedroom has a bolection moulded fireplace and dado rail. Another bedroom has a late C17 cornice. An end bedroom has 1930 painted pine panelling. There are 3 very fine 1930's bathrooms with original fittings, one in imitation tortoiseshell, one in pink marble, one with silver leaf ceiling and a C19 'thunderbox'. Late C17 roof. Percy Bysshe Shelley was born in the house on 4 August 1792 and spent his formative years there.

WARNHAM BAILING HILL 1. 5404 Broadbridge Heath Field Place Field Place TQ 13 SW 6/134 22.9.59


2. The house is in 2 sections. The east wing is C15. Two storey, 4 windows. Stone, once plastered. Horsham slab roof. Massive stone chimney breast with brick stack at the north end. Large open fireplace in the kitchen. The west wing or main block is mid C17. It consists of a centre portion and 2 wings. Two storey, 11 windows. Plastered front. Brick stringcourse. Wooden eaves cornice with modillions. Horsham slab roof with caps surmounting the wings. The wings are joined to each other by an early C19 colonnade or veranda consisting of iron columns with leaf capitals. Glazing bars intact. Very fine interior. C17 staircase. C18 panelling, chimney-pieces and door cornices. Percy Bysshe Shelley was born in the house on the 4 August 1792.

Listing NGR: TQ1472632098


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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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