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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: GREAT OTE HALL

List entry Number: 1223018

Location

GREAT OTE HALL, JANES LANE

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
East SussexLewesDistrict AuthorityWivelsfield

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 17-Mar-1952

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 418541

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History

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Details

WIVELSFIELD JANE'S LANE 1. 5206 Great Ote Hall TQ 32 SW 1/59 17.3.52. I

2. The old portion of this house is a T-shaped building, of which the southern arm forms a very small projection, so that the plan of the house seems more like an L, to which a modillion south wing has been added. The original portion is the west wing which is a timber-framed building, restored, of about 1550 with plaster infilling and close-studding. The east wing was added by Thomas Godman in 1600 and has this date on it. This is also timber-framed, restored. Horsham slab roof. Casement windows. Three windows. The north front forms an L and has chimney breast on the west walls of both the west and north wings, the lower portion in each case being of ashlar, above of red brick. The north wing has a gable oversailing on brackets with a carved pendant and below the gable a 2 storey bay. The west wing has a similar dormer and a modern 2 storey gabled porch. Four windows. The east front has 3 windows. The outer window bays have slightly projecting bays of 2 storeys with gabled dormers over. The centre window bay is similar but projects much more and has an oriel window on the first floor with a pediment over containing the initials G. T. M [Godman, Thomas and Mary] and the date 1600 on the tympanum. Brick chimney breast on the south wall. The house contains a staircase of 1600 circa and contemporary panelling and stone fireplaces. Modern L-wing in matching style to the south-west. The house was occupied in the early C18 by General Sir William Shirley who was Governor of Massachusetts, New England, and of the Bahama Islands, and from 1761 onwards by Selina Countess of Huntingdon who fitted up a room in the house as a Chapel and whose Chaplain, the Rev W Romaine, constantly preached there. Articles in the Sussex Archaeological Collections Volume 19, p 61 and Volume 34, p 255.

Listing NGR: TQ3312120282

Selected Sources

Books and journals
'Sussex Archaeological Collection' in Sussex Archaeological Collection, (), 61
'Sussex Archaeological Collection' in Sussex Archaeological Collection, (), 255

National Grid Reference: TQ 33121 20282

Map


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