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© Mr Richard M. Brown FRICS

IoE Number: 363350
Location: THE PUNCH BOWL, HIGH STREET (east side)
Photographer: Mr Richard M. Brown FRICS
Date Photographed: 02 April 2007
Date listed: 21 June 1948
Date of last amendment: 23 February 1983
Grade II*

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HIGH STREET5403(east side)No 101(National Westminster Bank)

HIGH STREET 1. 5403 (east side) No 101 (National Westminster Bank) (formerly listed as TQ 2636 NE 5/27 21.6.48 The Punch Bowl) II* 2. Early C15 timber-framed hall-house of Wealden type. Five bays in all. The hall of 2 bays. Two storeys timber-framed with plaster infilling and brick to ground floor on stone base. Old tiled roof hipped at south end with gablet. External brick chimney stack to north with semi-circular projection containing bread oven. Four renewed casement windows. The upper storeys of the north and south ends are jettied and their wall plates are extended in advance of the middle section and supported on curved braces. Hall of 2 bays with open timber roof, cambered tie-beam carrying plain King-post supporting collar and central purlin. A chimney and floor inserted in C16 and extended northward one bay within 100 years of the original buildings, contains ground and first floor rooms, first floor oversailing to the south and underbuilt in brick in the late Cl7 or early C18. Modern back additions to east. The building was once a farmhouse known as The Mitchells. (See V C H Sussex VII, 145 Sussex Archaeological Collections Vol LV (1912) pp 139-143, and Sussex County Magazine iv 16, 17).

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