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Western Part of the Former Oasthouse to Mill Farm

A Grade II Listed Building in Salehurst and Robertsbridge, East Sussex

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Latitude: 50.9902 / 50°59'24"N

Longitude: 0.4732 / 0°28'23"E

OS Eastings: 573673

OS Northings: 124114

OS Grid: TQ736241

Mapcode National: GBR PVG.SK5

Mapcode Global: FRA C6WH.G5Z

Entry Name: Western Part of the Former Oasthouse to Mill Farm

Listing Date: 24 October 2005

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1391400

English Heritage Legacy ID: 494639

Location: Salehurst and Robertsbridge, Rother, East Sussex, TN32

County: East Sussex

District: Rother

Civil Parish: Salehurst and Robertsbridge

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): East Sussex

Church of England Parish: Salehurst St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

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Listing Text


Western part of the former oasthouse t
o Mill Farm

Probably stowage building for an oasthouse. Late C18 with a few later C20 modifications. Timberframed building clad in weatherboarding (part still tarred) with gabled pegtiled roof sweeping to ground floor to the south west.
PLAN: Two storeys and attics building of five bays with outshot with cart access to south west.
EXTERIOR: The south east gable has a large C20 attic casement window, two blocked openings to the first floor and a ground floor former outshot opening, probably accessible by cart, currently blocked in corrugated iron. The clockface and weathervane of traditional type were added in the 1930s. To the north west the gable has a small original attic opening and two blocked openings on the first floor divided by a loading door. The ground floor is mainly open on this side for storage, probably accessed by cart. To the north east it abuts a later brick eastern range, originally forming two hop kilns. not of special interest.
INTERIOR: The ground floor has some earlier reused upright posts with bolted knees, a rear wall with diagonal braces and the roof of the outshot is of staggered purlins. The first floor has upright posts with curved jowls and splayed central posts. The attic has a roof with staggered purlins, ridgepiece and original rafters with some diagonal braces and old floorboards. The bolted knees were added to the principal rafters in the C19. There are side boards with beaded moulding for storage, probably of early C19 date.
HISTORY: This was the western range of an oasthouse to Mill Farm which adjoined Hodson's Mill. Old photographs of the mill taken after the mill fire of 1902 show the farmhouse with a Georgian exterior to the south of this building but it has since been demolished and this is the only farm building of Mill Farm surviving.

A substantially intact late C18 timberframed farm building, probably stowage to an oasthouse.

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

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