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Mermaid House the Mermaid Hotel

A Grade II* Listed Building in Rye, East Sussex

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.9501 / 50°57'0"N

Longitude: 0.7322 / 0°43'55"E

OS Eastings: 592008

OS Northings: 120294

OS Grid: TQ920202

Mapcode National: GBR QXP.CXB

Mapcode Global: FRA D6FL.M2F

Entry Name: Mermaid House the Mermaid Hotel

Listing Date: 12 October 1951

Last Amended: 8 August 1968

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1251961

English Heritage Legacy ID: 434852

Location: Rye, Rother, East Sussex, TN31

County: East Sussex

District: Rother

Civil Parish: Rye

Built-Up Area: Rye

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Sussex

Church of England Parish: Rye

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

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Listing Text

1.
1578 MERMAID STREET
(North Side)

TQ 9120 1/125 12.l0.51. The Mermaid Hotel.
TQ 9120 1/125 8.8.68. Mermaid House.

II* (The Mermaid Hotel) GV
II


2.
A late C15 timber-framed building containing an inner courtyard. There
is a C13 stone vaulted cellar beneath the Hotel. The earliest portion
above ground is the south front. 2 storeys and attic. 5 windows the
1st floor is studded and overhangs on the projecting ends of the floor
joists and bressumer. The westernmost bay of the 1st floor is built out
over the entrance to the stable yard and rests on 3 wooden posts with 3
beams across them and curved brackets adjoining them. Beyond this yard
the Hotel is continued into another building containing 2 windows and 1
dormer. (The north front of this portion of the hotel has been refaced
with brick, though the upright beams and curved braces have been preserved.)
Most of the windows of the Hotel are modern. Tiled roof. Doorway with
carved jambs. On the east front of the entrance to the stable yard the
infilling of the ground floor is of brick instead of plaster. The 1st floor
of the building overhangs on all fronts. There is a gable at the east
end of the north front. The interior contains Tudor fireplaces and panelling.
To the east the Hotel is continued into an C18 red brick building of 2
storeys and attic, 2 windows and 2 dormers.

All the listed buildings in Mermaid Street form a group.

Listing NGR: TQ9200620291

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

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