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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: 1251959



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

County: East Sussex

District: Rother

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Rye

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 12-Oct-1951

Date of most recent amendment: 08-Aug-1968

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 434850

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Reasons for Designation

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1. 1578 MERMAID STREET (North Side)

TQ 9120 1/122 12.10.51 No 31 (Hartshorn House). 8.8.68. The Link.

II" (NO 31) GV II

2. This was built as a private house and the name dates only from the Napoleonic wars, when the house was used as a hospital. The front portion is a C15 timber-framed house of which many of the timbers have been renewed. The 1st floor overhangs on brackets shaped like a double volute. 3 gables added in the C16 (one dated 1576) carried on curved coving and brackets. Tiled roof. Modern easement windows. At the west end of the house is a passageway through the house on the ground floor with a wrought iron gate. The VCH says that there is a C16 wing behind and that the house has a stone vaulted cellar, Tudor fireplaces and C18 panelling. To the east is an C18 house which has been rebuilt in modern times and is now used as the service wing of the Old Hospital. This has 2 storeys and 3 windows. Red brick and grey headers. Wooden cornice and tiled roof, all renewed. 6-panel moulded door. There is another mediaeval cellar beneath this house.

All the listed buildings in Mermaid Street form a group.

Listing NGR: TQ9195620280

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National Grid Reference: TQ 91956 20280


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