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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: 1251961



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: 434852

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1. 1578 MERMAID STREET (North Side)

TQ 9120 1/125 12.l0.51. The Mermaid Hotel. TQ 9120 1/125 8.8.68. Mermaid House.

II* (The Mermaid Hotel) GV II

2. A late C15 timber-framed building containing an inner courtyard. There is a C13 stone vaulted cellar beneath the Hotel. The earliest portion above ground is the south front. 2 storeys and attic. 5 windows the 1st floor is studded and overhangs on the projecting ends of the floor joists and bressumer. The westernmost bay of the 1st floor is built out over the entrance to the stable yard and rests on 3 wooden posts with 3 beams across them and curved brackets adjoining them. Beyond this yard the Hotel is continued into another building containing 2 windows and 1 dormer. (The north front of this portion of the hotel has been refaced with brick, though the upright beams and curved braces have been preserved.) Most of the windows of the Hotel are modern. Tiled roof. Doorway with carved jambs. On the east front of the entrance to the stable yard the infilling of the ground floor is of brick instead of plaster. The 1st floor of the building overhangs on all fronts. There is a gable at the east end of the north front. The interior contains Tudor fireplaces and panelling. To the east the Hotel is continued into an C18 red brick building of 2 storeys and attic, 2 windows and 2 dormers.

All the listed buildings in Mermaid Street form a group.

Listing NGR: TQ9200620291

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National Grid Reference: TQ 92008 20293


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