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Friston Place

A Grade I Listed Building in East Dean and Friston, East Sussex

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Latitude: 50.7685 / 50°46'6"N

Longitude: 0.1945 / 0°11'40"E

OS Eastings: 554848

OS Northings: 98840

OS Grid: TV548988

Mapcode National: GBR MV4.N0W

Mapcode Global: FRA C791.TWM

Entry Name: Friston Place

Listing Date: 13 October 1952

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1353299

English Heritage Legacy ID: 295129

Location: East Dean and Friston, Wealden, East Sussex, BN20

County: East Sussex

Civil Parish: East Dean and Friston

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Sussex

Church of England Parish: East Dean with Friston

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

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Listing Text

Friston Place
TV 59 NW 27/24 13.10.52


This house was originally called Beechington. The oldest portion was built
by the Potman family in the early C15. Later in the C15 it passed to the
Selwyn family who occupied it until 1704. It was altered and enlarged by
them in the C16 and C17. It is a timber-framed building but the timbering
with plaster infilling is only exposed in the north wall. The majority
of the building is now faced with flints with stone quoins. Tiled roof.
Casement windows with stone mullions. Three storeys. The south front has
6 windows irregularly placed and a chimney breast of flints with stone quoins.
Two similar chimney breasts on the north wall.
The east or entrance front dates from the mid C17 when the house was extended
a few feet in this direction. Red brick. Stringcourse above each floor.
Four windows. Four gables with carved bargeboards. Casement windows with
wooden mullions and transoms. The first window bay from the right projects
and was built out beyond the original doorway, which is now inside the house
but retains its old hinge and a bar running into a slot. Over the outer
doorway are stones with the initials and dates "T.S,1613" and "P.S.1634".
These date-stones were actually removed from the Stables and inserted in
this front by J A Maitland about 1896. But the east front of the house
probably was built about this time by Thomas Selwyn, who died in 1613, or
by his grandson Frederick Selwyn, who died in 1664. The Hall to the left
of the main entrance in the east front has a king-post roof. One room has
wall paintings.

Listing NGR: TV5484898840

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

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