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East Sussex
Wealden (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 42941 26040


FLETCHING SEARLES TQ 42 NW 18/792 Searles North Lodge II Lodge. Circa 1865 with late C20 extension at rear coursed and dressed stone rock-faced rusticated basement(plinth). Steeply pitched Welsh slate roof with gabled ends, battlemented parapets and moulded coping with stone finial to gables. Stone stacks with weathered set-offs and tall octagonal shafts with moulded caps, the left hand end has pair of shafts and over the rear gable of the cross wing a group of 4 shafts. Plan: Built as a piano nobile over a basement. 2 parallel ranges with a projecting cross- wing at the right hand end and a doorway in the angle of the front into the main range. The internal arrangement is uncertain. In the late C20 a 2-storey extension was built behind the left hand end. Tudor Gothic style. Exterior; 1 storey attic and basement. Asymmetrical west front. Small rectangular basement windows with chamfered frames. In the main range a 4-centred arch lancet to the left and a chamfered 4 centred arch doorway to the right with a C19 moulded and panelled door and a narrow lancet above. Projecting gabled wing to right with central 4-centred arch lancet flanked by windows in splayed corners wnich are supported on stone columns with Venetian Gothic style capitals. 2-light lancet above in the gable with 4-centred arch lights, the string-course of the parapet drops below the window as a sill. The right hand (south) side has a tripartite lancet with 4-centred arch heads. The left hand (north) end has 2 x 4-centred arch headed lancets. Interior: not inspected but some of the original joinery was observed including a simple staircase with stick balusters.

Searles North Lodge and South Lodge (qv) are lodges to the demolished Victorian Gothic Mansion 'Searles' which is said to have been built in 1865.

Listing NGR: TQ4294126040


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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: 30 Jul 2004
Reference: IOE01/12853/29
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