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A Grade II Listed Building in Handcross, West Sussex

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Latitude: 51.0496 / 51°2'58"N

Longitude: -0.1953 / 0°11'42"W

OS Eastings: 526597

OS Northings: 129353

OS Grid: TQ265293

Mapcode National: GBR JLB.5FV

Mapcode Global: FRA B6GB.ZNW

Plus Code: 9C3X2RX3+RV

Entry Name: Nymans

Listing Date: 29 September 1981

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1025612

English Heritage Legacy ID: 302776

Also known as: Nymans House

ID on this website: 101025612

Location: Handcross, Mid Sussex, RH17

County: West Sussex

District: Mid Sussex

Civil Parish: Slaugham

Built-Up Area: Handcross

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Sussex

Church of England Parish: Staplefield Common St Mark

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

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There was a medieval house on this site. Some portions of this, notably the C15 hall, survive inside the present building. But that house was largely rebuilt in 1839. Of this rebuilding there survives the north or service wing. This is of two storeys and four windows. Stuccoed. Slate roof. Sash windows on first floor with glazing bars. Pointed casement windows and pointed doorway on ground floor. The main or south wing was rebuilt by the Messel family in 1890 and again in 1925-30. The first rebuilding was designed by the important German-Jewish architect, Alfred Messel, whose brother Ludwig Messel then owned the property.

The second rebuilding was in Cotswold Manor House style. Architect Sir Walter Tapper. A fire occurred in 1947 which burned out the south-west wing. The house was left to the National Trust by Colonel Messel in 1954. The main or south front is E-shaped with projections of unequal length. Two storeys and attic. Four windows. Stone Horsham slab roof. Casement windows. Three gabled projections of unequal length. The east and longest one is still a burned out roofless shell.

Listing NGR: TQ2659729353

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