Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1252157

Date first listed: 12-Oct-1951

Date of most recent amendment: 16-Dec-1993

Statutory Address: COBBLE COTTAGE, 16, WEST STREET


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Statutory Address: COBBLE COTTAGE, 16, WEST STREET

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

County: East Sussex

District: Rother (District Authority)

Parish: Rye

National Grid Reference: TQ 92020 20324


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In the entry for:

TQ 9220 RYE WEST STREET (south east side) 1/108 12.10.51 Numbers 16 and 16A (The Other House)


The entry shall be amended to read;

TQ 9220 RYE WEST STREET (south east side)

1/108 Number 16, Cobble Cottage 12.10.51

GV II* (star)

House. C1500 timber-framed building refaced in early C19. Exterior clad in stucco with incised lines. Steeply-pitched old tiled roof with gablet to right and large hipped dormer to left. Moulded eaves cornice. Two storeys; 2 windows. Sixteen-pane casements in moulded architraves to first floor. Ground floor has 2 large C19 shopfronts with 8-panes, reeded corners and half-glazed door. To the left side is an early C19 door with 3-pane fanlight, 4 reeded panels and step to street. This is reputed to have been a through passage within living memory. Interior has exposed close-studded beams. On the first floor in the original Parlour are painted beams at ceiling level consisting of a frieze of panels incorporating black-letter inscriptions and enclosed by a "twisted rope" border in red with black outline. The decorative sequence between the panels features a stylised Tudor rose, a three-feather motif and a roundel with the initials EP for Edward Prince of Wales, later Edward VI. This dates the scheme to either 1537, the date of his birth, or 1547, the date of his accession to the throne. The words that can be made out are as follows:- " evermore love god and hem ever dreade ever Jesu above all... ... in heaven shall be thy dwellyng do good wyth thy handes the deade hath no... man wythout ...shall [?] meet hett [it]well amende".

In January 1992 evidence of a wall painting scheme was found below the painted beam on the north wall but at the inspection date only 3 sections had been uncovered to minimise damage, given the fragile condition of the original paint. Exposed chamfered beams and curved tension brace. C18 staircase. Attic has old oak floorboards and rafters with collar beams. C16 wall paintings on beams are quite rare and can only very rarely be accurately dated.

(See "The History of Cobble Cottage, West Street, Rye" by Debrett's Sept 1992 and conservation reports by Stephen Rickerby of July 1991 and May 1992).


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----------------------------------------------------------------- 1. 1578 WEST STREET (South East Side)

No 16 (No 17 (The Other House) TQ 9220 1/108 12.10.51.


2. Probably one house originally. C18 front to a timber-framed building. 2 storeys and attic. 1 window each. Stuccoed. Tiled roof. 1 dormer to No 16. C19 shop fronts, though not now used as such. Glazing bars intact in the sash windows above. Small addition to the north of No 17 with a lower facade containing a wide archway for carriages and 1 window over it. Interior wall painting, circa 1600, of Rye and Winchelsea.

Nos 1 & 2, Norman House, The Tower House, Lamb House, Nos 13 to 17 (consec) and No 1 Mermaid Street form a group.

The above entry shall be substituted by:

Listing NGR: TQ9201620323


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Books and journals
Debretts, , The History of Cobble Cottage West Street Rye, (1992)
Rickerby, Stephen , Conservation Reports on Cobble Cottage West Street Rye July 1991 and May 1992,

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