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Latitude: 51.1428 / 51°8'34"N
Longitude: -0.2363 / 0°14'10"W
OS Eastings: 523473
OS Northings: 139649
OS Grid: TQ234396
Mapcode National: GBR JK4.72P
Mapcode Global: VHGSN.VJFS
Entry Name: Upper Prestwood Farmhouse
Listing Date: 23 February 1983
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1207671
English Heritage Legacy ID: 363366
Location: Crawley, West Sussex, RH6
County: West Sussex
Electoral Ward/Division: Langley Green
Traditional County: Surrey
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Sussex
Church of England Parish: Charlwood
Church of England Diocese: Southwark
Upper Prestwood Farmhouse
TQ 23 NW 2/45
Probably early C15. An early 4 bay open hall house which later had an inserted
smoke bay and later still a chimney inserted. Two bay hall with one service room to
west and parlour to the east. Two storeys. Ground floor underbuilt in brick. First
floor post and part timber-framing with red brick infill. Jambs to corner posts.
Hipped tiled roof with gablets. Two casement windows. Gabled weatherporch. The
interior retains a crown post roof. Smoke blackened rafters. Long passing braces and
mortices for a spere to protect those in the hall from draughts. A service room
opens off the cross passage behind the hearth. The joists in the service room are
morticed for a stair ladder up in one corner. The inglenook hearth retains its crane
and the back of the hearth has chalk blocks which formerly was the hearth to the smoke
(See D B R G Report No 23).
Listing NGR: TQ2347339649
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