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The Almonry

A Grade II* Listed Building in Battle, East Sussex

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Latitude: 50.9177 / 50°55'3"N

Longitude: 0.4833 / 0°28'59"E

OS Eastings: 574649

OS Northings: 116078

OS Grid: TQ746160

Mapcode National: GBR PWF.912

Mapcode Global: FRA C6XP.046

Entry Name: The Almonry

Listing Date: 3 August 1961

Last Amended: 12 May 1993

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1044222

English Heritage Legacy ID: 292151

Location: Battle, Rother, East Sussex, TN33

County: East Sussex

District: Rother

Civil Parish: Battle

Built-Up Area: Battle

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Sussex

Church of England Parish: Battle St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

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Listing Text

In the entry for;


40/4 Number 38, (The Almonry)
(formerly listed as
No 37)


The entry shall be amended to read;


40/4 Number 38, The Almonry


GV II* (star)

Formerly house., now offices, shop & restaurant. Probably C15 5 bay
structure of which 2 bays were an open hall, extended in the C16 to
form a courtyard town house with internal alterations of 1661,
restored and refenestrated in C20. Timber framed building. Ground
floor refronted in sandstone on sandstone plinth. First floor tile
hung. Hipped old tiled roof with central clustered brick stack and 2
other brick chimneystacks at ends. East elevation to High Street is
of 2 storeys with 3 early C20 mullioned windows with leaded lights.
Ground floor has 2 earlier window openings blocked in. C20 porch to
north front. Internally the end jetty in the southern bay survives,
but more features of the C16 survive. These include a ground floor
eastern room with 2 late c16 doorcases with moulded bases, one with
quatrefoil motifs and one with 3 leaves in circle western room with
roll-moulded cross beams. On the first floor of the southern wall of
the western chamber survives a 3-pane glazed window having mullions
with cyma and ovolo mouldings. Roof of northern range is of side
purlin queen post type.
Ground floor eastern room has early C17 axial beam with lambs tongue
stops with fleur de lys and open fireplace with wooden bressumer.
Early C17 stone fireplace to first floor. c1661 well staircase with
twisted balusters, panelling to ground floor eastern room with
pilaster and first floor door with diamond panels (possibly a reused
pulpit). [See
R.O.H.A.S. Report number 185]


TQ 7416-7516
40/4 Number 38,
The Almonry

GV II* (star)

This entry was amended on 25 February 1993 (26th amendment of 38th

Delete 'north west side' in the above entries and insert 'south west


(north west side)

40/4 No 38 (The Almonry)
(formerly listed as
3.8.61 No 37)


This house is the shape of three sides of a courtyard. It is a timber-framed
building of C15-17 date, restored and refaced. The north east wing facing the
street is C15, the north west wing and the central chimney stack 1550, the south
west wing C17. Two storeys. Three windows each facing north east and north west.
Ground floor coursed stone rubble, above tile-hung. Tiled roof. Casement windows.

Listing NGR: TQ7464016079

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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