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West Sussex
Crawley (District Authority)
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
TQ 23473 39649


IFIELD ROAD 1. 5403 Upper Prestwood Farmhouse TQ 23 NW 2/45 II GV 2. Probably early C15. An early 4 bay open hall house which later had an inserted smoke bay and later still a chimney inserted. Two bay hall with one service room to west and parlour to the east. Two storeys. Ground floor underbuilt in brick. First floor post and part timber-framing with red brick infill. Jambs to corner posts. Hipped tiled roof with gablets. Two casement windows. Gabled weatherporch. The interior retains a crown post roof. Smoke blackened rafters. Long passing braces and mortices for a spere to protect those in the hall from draughts. A service room opens off the cross passage behind the hearth. The joists in the service room are morticed for a stair ladder up in one corner. The inglenook hearth retains its crane and the back of the hearth has chalk blocks which formerly was the hearth to the smoke bay. (See D B R G Report No 23).

Listing NGR: TQ2347339649


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'Domestic Buildings Research Group Report' in Report Number 23, ()


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: 03 May 2003
Reference: IOE01/10660/02
Rights: Copyright IoE Norman Wigg. Source Historic England Archive
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