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Court Farmhouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Alciston, East Sussex

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Latitude: 50.8297 / 50°49'47"N

Longitude: 0.1366 / 0°8'11"E

OS Eastings: 550562

OS Northings: 105531

OS Grid: TQ505055

Mapcode National: GBR LRY.Z74

Mapcode Global: FRA C65X.30D

Plus Code: 9F22R4HP+VJ

Entry Name: Court Farmhouse

Listing Date: 13 October 1952

Last Amended: 12 August 1981

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1043356

English Heritage Legacy ID: 294874

Location: Alciston, Wealden, East Sussex, BN26

County: East Sussex

District: Wealden

Civil Parish: Alciston

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Sussex

Church of England Parish: Selmeston St Mary with Alciston

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

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ALCISTON Court House
36/135 (Formerly listed as
Court Farmhouse)

The grade shall be amended to II*

The description should be amended to read:

Former manor house of Battle Abbey. C14 to C15 with later, especially late C18 or
early C19, alterations; two C19 wings with pyramidal roofs on north of medieval hall.
Originally flint rubble walls with stone dressings; west wing originally partly or
wholly timber framed; later brick dressings and lacing courses; first floors tile hung.
Plain tile roofs with hips to flanking cross-wings. H-shaped plan; former hall in
centre with two cross-wings, the last comprising a west, three bay, and possibly
slightly later wing, and an east, probably later medieval, five bay wing. Two through
passages. House re-orientated to east in late C18 or early C19, when first floor of
west wing converted to a granary.

Five bay east elevation (to east wing): stucco on ground floor. Four first floor
triple sashes with glazing bars and a single sash with glazing bars in centre. Four
similar windows below but the inner two with half-glazed doors in centre lights. Central
doorway with fanlight with radiating tracery and six-panelled door, the top four
panels fielded. Roof descends low over tile-hung south elevation of hall: three-light
attic window with sloping roof; ground floor triple sash with horns and glazing bars.
At left hand, C19 six flush panel door, with top two panels glazed, to through
passage. S elevation of west wing: flint ground floor with brick lacing courses.
N elevation of west wing: ground floor of flint and brick, with brick and flint stairs
incorporating dog kennel rising to ledged door; tile-hung timber framed first floor
jettied out on massive joists. Interior: two bay former open hall with a cross-passage
formed in lower west bay; two doorways retained, one with fragments of original
masonry. Upper east bay of hall retains C14 stone rere-arch of a hall window in both
N and S walls. Open truss. Roof with massive crown-posts with heavy four-way head
braces on cruciform plan. Inserted Tudor floor with massive stopped and chamfered
beam and joists; great chimney with chamfered bressumer. Inserted SW stair with
octagonal wooden newel with finial. Two bays of 3 bay west wing comprising solar or
first floor chamber with open truss, with ogee headed opening to hall space above
screen. Five bay east wing with crown-posts with moulded caps and bases to former
first floor chamber of exceptional size. SE ground floor room with earlier C19 reeded
fireplace surround with paterae; two semi-elliptical arches on columns; C19 straight
baluster stairs. Ledged and four and six panel doors generally.

See Sussex/Collection, Vols 100 (1962), 106 (1968) and 116 (1978).


ALCISTON Court House Farmhouse
(formerly listed as
Court Farmhouse)
TQ 5005 36/135 13.10.52


C17 or earlier timber-framed house, altered and enlarged in the C18 and since.
Of irregular plan, but the front forms a half H and the back an L. Partly
exposed timber-framing with the west end of the north front oversailing and
partly tile-hung or faced with flints. Hipped tiled roof. Sash windows with
glazing bars intact. Two storeys. Three window.

Listing NGR: TQ5056705530

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