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Summers Place

A Grade II Listed Building in Billingshurst, West Sussex

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Latitude: 51.0334 / 51°2'0"N

Longitude: -0.4403 / 0°26'25"W

OS Eastings: 509462

OS Northings: 127163

OS Grid: TQ094271

Mapcode National: GBR GHK.3J4

Mapcode Global: FRA 96ZD.098

Entry Name: Summers Place

Listing Date: 9 November 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1261218

English Heritage Legacy ID: 299738

Location: Billingshurst, Horsham, West Sussex, RH14

County: West Sussex

District: Horsham

Civil Parish: Billingshurst

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Sussex

Church of England Parish: Billingshurst St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

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Listing Text


Summers Place
TQ 02 NE 10/7



Country house in landscaped gardens. Circa 1865 in a mixed Neo-Gothic/French
Renaissance style. Red brick with Bath stone dressings. Plain tiled roofs with
ridge cresting. Complicated picturesquely-asymmetrical symmetrical plan, (the
symmetry of plan almost hidden by asymmetry of fenestration, etc). Entrance
elevation: 2 storeys with some garrets in cross-wings. E-Plan with central
entrance projection and end wings with re-entrant angle blocks, all gabled with
parapets, kneelers and finials. Almost regular 9 window front, with 2 gabled
semi-dormers on either side of the entrance, and canted bays on endmost wings,
that to right 2-storey and embattled, that to left on first floor only, with hipped
roof and full-width deeply projecting square bay below. Rounded bay with parapet
on ground-floor of re-entrant angle wing adjoining. Ground-floor of recess to left
hidden by parapetted extension. 2-storey traceried pointed-arched stair window on
re-entrant angle wing to right. Central projection with octagonal corner buttresses
rising to height of gable with machicolated caps and gargoyles at string level over
first-floor. Very tall first-floor oriel on semi-circular plan with stepped stone
conical roof, panelled tracery below windows and moulded stiff-leaf decoration to
underside. All windows transomed and mullioned with some leading and stained glass,
particularly in staircase window. 3-centred arch to entrance on ground-floor of
central projection, with squared surround on shafts, hood-mould decorated spandrels
and panelled boarded door with traceried tops to panels. Rear elevation: Similar
with first-floor oriel-turret at left corner with steep conical roof. Interior:
Hall: arcaded screen neo-Jacobean plaster ceiling. Large stone neo-French Gothic
hooded fireplace with traceried panelling and heavily moulded surround and four-
centred arch. Library: bookcases with glazing and nail-head decoration. Fireplace
with compartmented overmantel framing mirror, fire-surround of black tiles with
storks in white and gold and stone four-centred arched fireplace. Staircase:
Imperial with short intermediate flights. Open traceried balustrades.

Listing NGR: TQ0946227163

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

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