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Hopkin's Crank

A Grade II Listed Building in Ditchling, East Sussex

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Latitude: 50.9443 / 50°56'39"N

Longitude: -0.1046 / 0°6'16"W

OS Eastings: 533254

OS Northings: 117810

OS Grid: TQ332178

Mapcode National: GBR KNY.QCR

Mapcode Global: FRA B6NM.52M

Plus Code: 9C2XWVVW+P5

Entry Name: Hopkin's Crank

Listing Date: 27 September 1979

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1216671

English Heritage Legacy ID: 292813

ID on this website: 101216671

Location: Ditchling Common, Lewes, East Sussex, BN6

County: East Sussex

District: Lewes

Civil Parish: Ditchling

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Sussex

Church of England Parish: Ditchling, Streat and Westmeston

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

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Hopkin's Crank

Early C19. Two storeys and attic. Two windows. Two dormers. Originally faced with grey headers, now painted, with red brick dressings and quoins. Tiled roof. Glazing bars intact. Single-storeyed addition at the back, originally a workshop.

Eric Gill, sculptor and letter-designer lived here from 1917 to 1924. The ground floor addition behind was his workshop. To the south-west is a single-storeyed block, also built by Gill as workshops, which are now the separate dwellings of "Little Crank" and "Crank's Barn". While living here Gill founded the Christian Workers' Guild, which is still in existence and has its workshops in the adjoining road, Furner's Lane, Burgess Hill. Attached to this is the chapel built by Gill in 1921 and containing a rood carved by him.

Listing NGR: TQ3325417810

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