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FOREST GRANGE

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.

Name: FOREST GRANGE

List entry Number: 1027498

Location

FOREST GRANGE, FOREST ROAD

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

County: West Sussex

District: Horsham

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Colgate

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 24-Feb-1992

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 298219

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

HORSHAM FOREST ROAD TQ 23 SW 8/10003 Forest Grange II Large house later private school. Built in 1913 and probably also designed by J P McGraw a civil engineer. Jacobean style. Built of red brick in English bond with Bath stone dressings, Horsham stone slab roof and clustered brick chimney stacks. An asymmetrical building roughly L-shaped of 2 storeys and attics with irregular fenestration. Entrance front has central and right end projecting gables with kneelers and ball finials. 3 clustered brick chimney stacks and 4 flat roofed dormers. Other windows are mullioned with ground floor mullioned and transomed 3-light window in right end gable. Central gable has 4 centred arched doorway with side lights and above stone panel with shield held by dragons of Saint Leonards's Forest. L-wing is service wing and has 2 projecting gables to left end, 2 flat roofed dormers and mullioned windows. Garden front has 3 projecting gables, each with 2 storey 11 light canted bay with mullioned windows to first floor and mullioned and transomed windows to ground floor and 4 other windows, mainly 3 light mullions to first floor and 3 light mullioned and transomed windows to ground floor but 2 storey 4-light oriel to right of central gable. Between left and central gable is a large external brick chimney stack with clustered brick stacks. Attached to the right-hand end is a 1 storey outbuilding, mainly weatherboarded on brick plinth with Horsham slab roof and continuous casements. Great Hall is panelled throughout in oak plank and muntin panelling. 2 spine beams and ceiling joists have run out stops. Fireplace has deep wooden cornices and 2 Atlantes, probably reused C17 figures. Former Library has panelling up to ceiling height and wooden bolection-moulded fireplace. Dining Room is in the Adam style with fluted pilasters, plastered ceiling and wall panels and wooden fireplace with panel of 6 cupids and frieze of tripods, urns and swags. Staircase Hall has Oak Imperial staircase with strapwork embellished balusters and end piers. Large Dining Room has panelled walls/oval ceiling of early Georgian style and panels with plaster cherubs and stone 4 centred fireplace. Principal bedroom has built-in walnut furniture. Bathrooms have old baths and tiled surrounds. Some bedrooms have wooden fireplaces with tiled surrounds.

Listing NGR: TQ2133531725

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National Grid Reference: TQ 21335 31725

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