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Swanborough Manor and the Dovecot to North West of the House

A Grade I Listed Building in Iford, East Sussex

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Latitude: 50.8528 / 50°51'10"N

Longitude: -0.0111 / 0°0'40"W

OS Eastings: 540094

OS Northings: 107806

OS Grid: TQ400078

Mapcode National: GBR KQ7.J0C

Mapcode Global: FRA B6VV.CGM

Entry Name: Swanborough Manor and the Dovecot to North West of the House

Listing Date: 17 March 1952

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1274722

English Heritage Legacy ID: 414470

Location: Iford, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7

County: East Sussex

District: Lewes

Civil Parish: Iford

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Sussex

Church of England Parish: Iford St Nicholas

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

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Listing Text

Swanborough Manor
and the dovecot to
north-west of the house
TQ 4007 24/379 17.3.52.

L-shaped building. The original portion of the building was part of a Grange
of St Pancras Priory, Lewes, which was the administrative centre for the monastic
farms of the district. This is the west wing which dates from about 1200,
altered and enlarged in the C15. It comprised the hall and part of the Chapel
to the east. It is faced with flints and stone rubble with a tiled roof. The
north wall has a central chimney breast of flints with stone quoins, a later
brick top and 2 tiny quatrefoil ornaments in it. This front also has one blocked
stone lancet window of 1200 circa, 3 C15 windows of 2 trefoil-headed lights
with dripstones over, one C15 cinquefoil-headed single-light window, a pointed
doorway of 1200 circa and a C15 doorway at first floor level blocked with flints
with an obtusely pointed head. The west wall has a partly obscured circular
window of 1200 circa and a C16 cmquefoil-headed window. Beyond this to the
west is the C15 Gatehouse with a pointed archway on the ground floor. Above
this was originally a passage leading to the (demolished west wing) but this
has been converted into a dovecot with nesting-boxes of chalk blocks. The south
front of this wing has a buttress. The east front of the mediaeval wing is
faced with flints with stone quoins but is of red brick at the top with a tile-hung
gable over. One window.
The south wing is a timber-framed building added in the C16 but refronted
in the C18 with red brick and grey headers on ground floor above tile-hung.
Tiled roof. Sash windows with glazing bars intact. Its western wall is of
painted brick with 3 half-hipped gables and a small porch. Two storeys and
attic. Five windows. Three dormers.
(Article in the Sussex Archaeological Society Collections Vol 77, p 3).

Listing NGR: TQ4010207802

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