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French Court Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Pett, East Sussex

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Latitude: 50.8968 / 50°53'48"N

Longitude: 0.6568 / 0°39'24"E

OS Eastings: 586925

OS Northings: 114177

OS Grid: TQ869141

Mapcode National: GBR QY5.QVZ

Mapcode Global: FRA D68Q.TYT

Plus Code: 9F22VMW4+PP

Entry Name: French Court Farmhouse

Listing Date: 13 May 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1275348

English Heritage Legacy ID: 412732

ID on this website: 101275348

Location: Pett, Rother, East Sussex, TN35

County: East Sussex

District: Rother

Civil Parish: Pett

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Sussex

Church of England Parish: Pett St Mary and St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

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French Court Farmhouse


Farmhouse, later house. Probably an early C17 three bay lobby entrance house, underbuilt and further modified in the early C18 with service bay added to south west and rear leanto added in late C18 and some late C20 alterations. Timberframed, underbuilt in brickwork with first floor tilehanging and tilehung north west gable, south west bay entirely of brick. Half-hipped tiled roof with off central brick chimneystack. Two storeys: three windows. Front elevation has two late C20 hipped dormers. C20 casements, ground floor right window converted to a French window. Late C20 gabled weatherporch. Flemish bond brickwork to original part, mixture of English garden wall bond and English bond to south western bay Catslide roof to rear and walling has Sussex bond brickwork. Late C20 conservatory to south west. INTERIOR: Internal wall between former hall and service wing has C17 frame on deep plinth. Former hall has open fireplace with chamfered lintel, original side walls and chamfered spine beam with runout stop. Parlour has curved brick early C18 fireplace with wooden lintel, chamfered beam with runout stop and two panelled door. Jowled posts to first floor and two inch chamfered beams. Some beams originally had floor joists in an opposite direction. Wide oak floorboards suggest C17 date. C18 winder staircase with octagonal newel post. C18 roof with purlins to original part. South west bay has late C18 roof. Some plank doors and pintle hinges.

SOURCE: Rape of Hastings Report no 0958 (1986).

Listing NGR: TQ8692514177

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