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The Almonry

A Grade II* Listed Building in Battle, East Sussex

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Coordinates

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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Description

TQ 7416-7516
40/4

BATTLE
HIGH STREET
Number 38, The Almonry

(Formerly listed as No 37, HIGH STREET)

3.8.61

GV
II*

Formerly house, now offices, shop & restaurant. Probably C15 five bay structure of which two 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 two other brick chimneystacks at ends. East elevation to High Street is of two storeys with three early C20 mullioned windows with leaded lights.

Ground floor has two 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 two late C16 doorcases with moulded bases, one with quatrefoil motifs and one with three leaves in circle western room with roll-moulded cross beams. On the first floor of the southern wall of the western chamber survives a three-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]

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