History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

The Bill House

A Grade II Listed Building in Selsey, West Sussex

More Photos »
Approximate Location Map
Large Map »


Latitude: 50.7233 / 50°43'23"N

Longitude: -0.7891 / 0°47'20"W

OS Eastings: 485567

OS Northings: 92220

OS Grid: SZ855922

Mapcode National: GBR DJ3.K9S

Mapcode Global: FRA 9775.GD7

Plus Code: 9C2XP6F6+88

Entry Name: The Bill House

Listing Date: 28 January 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1026265

English Heritage Legacy ID: 301066

Location: Selsey, Chichester, West Sussex, PO20

County: West Sussex

District: Chichester

Civil Parish: Selsey

Built-Up Area: Selsey

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Sussex

Church of England Parish: Selsey St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

Tagged with: House

Find accommodation in


SZ 89 SE
23/7 The Bill House
- II

House. 1907 by M H Baillie Scott in an Arts and Crafts vernacular revival style
L-plan with service wing to north and main wing to south. Pebble-dashed and
painted with exposed stone dressings, some stone and flint chequer work and exposed
timber-framing to tower gallery. Graded slate roofs. ENTRANCE FRONT 1 1/2
2 storeys with projecting wings to left and right and in centre, with the roof
sweeping down between to form buttresses catslide and further projecting half-
hipped wing to extreme right. Diamond stone and flint chequer in central gable.
Various mullion and mullion and transom stone windows with iron casements.
Central low round-arched doorway with recessed boarded and ribbed door. SEA
FRONT: 1 storey and attic. Almost symmetrical with low gabled cross-wing
projections towards each end of block, that to left glazed with mullion and
transom multi-light window flanked by similar window to right and that to right
with 5-light mullion window on ground floor and 3-light window in gable above.
Triple arched centre glazed with French casements, and brick and flint chequer
above with four-light window to right. SERVICE WING COURT SIDE. Central yard
entrance with two 2-light mullion windows to right and various one and two-light
windows to left with pair of cart-doors and smaller door beyond. Tower to left
with timber-framed gallery arch on brackets and pyramidal bellcast roof with
weathervane. EXTERIOR SIDE. Gable to left projecting the east end of the main
block. Central flat-headed dormer with 2 semi-dormers to left and gabled dormer
to right. Deep catslide to right of courtyard entrance. INTERIOR: Chalk-
vaulted loggia with groin-vaults. Framing displayed at end of living-hall,
which also contains very large tiled inglenook with wood surround to opening.
Some Arts and Crafts style plasterwork of leaves and grapes survives.

Listing NGR: SZ8556792220

External Links

External links are from the relevant listing authority and, where applicable, Wikidata. Wikidata IDs may be related buildings as well as this specific building. If you want to add or update a link, you will need to do so by editing the Wikidata entry.

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.