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St Mary's Guest House and the Garden Gate

A Grade I Listed Building in Upper Beeding, West Sussex

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Latitude: 50.8827 / 50°52'57"N

Longitude: -0.3108 / 0°18'38"W

OS Eastings: 518923

OS Northings: 110605

OS Grid: TQ189106

Mapcode National: GBR HLT.D8R

Mapcode Global: FRA B67R.W5X

Plus Code: 9C2XVMMQ+3M

Entry Name: St Mary's Guest House and the Garden Gate

Listing Date: 15 March 1955

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1027419

English Heritage Legacy ID: 298341

ID on this website: 101027419

Location: Upper Beeding, Horsham, West Sussex, BN44

County: West Sussex

District: Horsham

Civil Parish: Bramber

Built-Up Area: Upper Beeding

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Sussex

Church of England Parish: Beeding St Peter and Bramber St Nicholas

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

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1. (south side)
St Mary's Guest House
and the Garden Gate
TQ 1810 25/49 15.3.55


Built in the C15 as a home for the Wardens of the Bridge, who were the monks
of Sele Priory at Upper Beeding. Probably a court-yard house originally, of
which this is the only surviving wing. Timber-framed building with first floor
close-studded and oversailing on the protruding ends of the floor joists, bressumer
and brackets on the north and east sides. Ground floor of east front rebuilt
in brick and flints. Plaster infilling. Hipped Horsham slab roof. Ground
floor windows modern. First floor windows of east front original casement
windows including a small projecting window of 2 tiers of three lights and
one of two tiers of five lights, both with wooden mullions and transoms and
diamond-shaped leaded panes. Two storeys and attic. Four windows and three
hipped dormers facing east. Two windows and one dormer facing north. C19
flint addition to west and later brick addition beyond that. The interior
has a good staircase, fine chimney-pieces and a room with painted panelled
Crested wrought iron gate to the garden to north-east of the house.

Listing NGR: TQ1892510604

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