Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1353619

Date first listed: 26-Nov-1953

Date of most recent amendment: 22-May-1989



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County: East Sussex

District: Wealden (District Authority)

Parish: Rotherfield

National Grid Reference: TQ 54291 28983


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TQ 52 NW 20/257 26.11.53

ROTHERFIELD TREBLERS ROAD (east side, off) Jarvis Brook, Rotherfield Hall


House. Dated 1535, and C17; extended and altered 1897 by Francis Inigo Thomas for Lindsay Lindsay-Hogg; later alterations. Earlier work in coursed squared stone, C19 work in middlestone brought to course, all with ashlar dressings; brick stacks; plain tile roofs. The earlier, northern, half was built up in stages to form a square plan with central courtyard, the north and east ranges possibly being the earliest parts; the south half built on in 1897 in matching style. 2 storeys with attic; 11 bays, the 5 northern bays being the earliest. Windows have hollow-moulded architraves and cyma-moulded hoodmoulds to those not set below eaves; stone mullions, transoms to most windows; of 2 or 3 lights to main elevations. East (entrance) elevation: central full-height gabled porch dated "L/H/A 1897" having steps up to round-arched, nail-studded, panelled door below canopy supported by columns and with ball-on-cushion finials; 3-light window over has tripartite keystone in tympanum of segmental pediment. Bays 3 and 9 have embattled, 2-storey, projecting bays each with a 3-light Perpendicular-style ground-floor window with decorative panel over, and a gabled attic dormer, that to bay 9 with date "1669". Mullioned cellar windows to bays 8 and 10. Possibly added external stack between right-hand windows has offset buttress and old brick chimney; other stacks to ridge, to rear roof line and at left side. Ball finials to gables. Hipped roof. West (garden) elevation: central full-height gabled porch with round archway to internal porch; "1535" datestone and some 1-light windows at left end; at right end a wide opening with central column to 1st-floor loggia; 2 hipped-roofed dormers. Right return: three 4-light windows to each floor; blocked 3-light cellar windows to left and right; 3 buttresses with offsets and stones inscribed: "SS/1666" to left, "LLH/&/ALH" to centre, and "LH/1891" to right. Left return: on left, 3-bay hipped-roofed projection with 3 rusticated round-arched openings to ground floor and 2-columned loggia on 1st floor, the doors and windows with small-paned glazing. Interior: principal features of interest are in the earlier, northern, part. Ground floor: rear right-hand room has stone Tudor-arched fireplace with leafy spandrels, "1535" datestone and similarly-dated moulded wooden cornice, nail-studded panelled doors with raised lozenges and elaborately-decorated architraves; similar fireplaces in hall and in front right-hand room, which also has C16-style panelling; rear range at left end has old inglenook fireplace (with panelled surround of 1908); C19 stair in C17 style. 1st floor: front range has jewelled wall posts supporting large-scantling cross-beams with stepped, cyma stops; right range has moulded stone Tudor-arched fireplate to rear room; rear range has large-scantling chamfered beams with pyramidal, cyma stops; left range has a corniced hollow-moulded 1-light window in formerly external wall. Roof: collared principal rafter trusses; bridle-jointed rafters; chamfered butt purlins staggered in right range, left end of rear range formerly hipped; rafters formerly between rear range and left range removed, indicating different building phases. The original house was built for the Fowles family, who made their wealth in the iron industry. The architectural design of the house is carried on in its garden setting also designed by Inigo Thomas, and listed Grade II* in the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens of Special Interest. Country Lift Vol 26 (August 14th 1909), pp. 228-236. Architectural Review, Vol 34 (1913), pp 19-20.

Listing NGR: TQ5429128983


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Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 14 East Sussex,

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