15th Century – East Sussex, England

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Added to OHD on 4/23/18   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   35 Comments
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Ewhurst Lane, Northiam, East Sussex TN31 6HJ

  • Β£1,350,000
  • 6 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 7 Ac.
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A well preserved and unspoiled example of a late medieval cross-winged Wealden type house. Mention of this fine Grade II* Listed property is made in Pevsner and Nathanial Lloyd's Book - 'History of the English House'; particular features being carved and moulded beams and the panelling to the interior. The construction is mainly of close set oak framing with plaster infilling, partly jettied on carved brackets, beneath a mellow peg tiled roof of crown post construction. The centre bay is recessed with overhanging eaves. fireplace with a fitted wood burning stove, moulded and carved beams, oak panelling and a mural on a beam depicting the tree of life.
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., Phillips & Stubbs, Rye
01797 720007
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35 Comments on 15th Century – East Sussex, England

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 11835 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    This is a Fergus share. πŸ™‚

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  2. says: 62 comments

    I can only say…”Wowie. Wow. Wow.” Fergus, thank you again.

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  3. southwest guy says: 44 comments

    Thank you Fergus. I enjoy your posts. Since I look at a lot of British TV Shows, it is very interesting to see a authentic home of this age.

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  4. peeweebcpeeweebc says: 1063 comments
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    1885 Italianate.
    MI

    whoa! what a magnificent home. Just like a beautiful wise old creature of the sea, with a little moss and a little tilt. That fireplace is the best ever. What a contribution!

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  5. hearsetraxhearsetrax says: 231 comments
    VA

    the only thing that would make this better, would be to find something like it here in America πŸ™‚

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  6. Kristi E says: 48 comments

    Wow, this house is incredible. I wonder if they would sell the William Morris patterned bedspreads? They are awesome.

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  7. Kimberly says: 17 comments

    All my life, I have loved this architecture…this is my dream house. Sighhhhh.

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  8. Rian Adams says: 2 comments

    This is a stunning house. You can feel the soul of its structure!

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  9. RosewaterRosewater says: 6658 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Thank you Fergus for sharing “Strawberry Hole” with us. These wonky wacky ancient half timbered places are my favorites from olde England. Nice!

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  10. Tiffanie says: 1 comments

    WoW!!! In my dreams! Lots of magic can happen in this space.

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  11. Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 1155 comments
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    1875 Limestone house
    Langeais, Loire Valley,

    That house… Imagining that it withstood a few centuries already, and many more to come i’m sure… Everything is amazing, the structure, the materials, and all in all, despite the medieval origin of this house, it looks quite comfy, aired and bright for today’s use.

    And that’s one of the reasons why i love UK’s architecture. So many different styles. So much history. Even from my French point of view, UK looks exotic and attracts me, and i keep wanting to travel there again and again.

    If it may interest some of you, i had found this interesting link some time ago, about regional vernacular architectural styles in the UK : https://www.realhomes.com/advice/a-guide-to-regional-house-styles

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  12. dragonflyspirit14dragonflyspirit14 says: 240 comments
    1913 farmhouse
    Dillon, SC

    Ohhhh lovely, if only I could win a lottery! Thank you Fergus please keep sharing!
    Kelly I love seeing properties around the world, can you please expand that segment of the site as you get contributors? Thanks for all you do!

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  13. AnnabelleAnnabelle says: 111 comments
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    1988 Log Home
    Cross, SC

    My husband would love to live in England. I would love to live in this house!

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  14. KIMKIM says: 69 comments

    Betraying my ignorance here, what does the price convert to in good ole’ American dollars? It is lovely.

  15. Gina Hill says: 64 comments

    Awesome house. I bet it could tell some stories. Beautiful setting too.

  16. Pookha says: 132 comments

    You’re toying with our affections again. If I had the readies to buy this I’d be off to England in a New York Minute. I love UK architecture, too.

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  17. Lynn Kajzer says: 80 comments

    This looks like it is straight out of a fairy tale. I would live there in a second!!

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  18. GabrielleGabrielle says: 39 comments
    1895 Victorian.
    Smithville, TX

    It is amazing that a house built in the 1400’s is still so cozy & livable. I love traveling in England where architecture is different wherever one goes !

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  19. ddbackerddbacker says: 484 comments
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    1971 Uninspired split-level
    Prairie Village, KS

    See the last photo. Would someone local please drop a pence or a farthing into the wishing well and wish that I would somehow become owner of this property? Thank you.

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  20. Karen I says: 171 comments

    Rustic elegance.

  21. Zann says: 521 comments

    My mind always gets blown by the Colonial era U.S. homes and how they were built before the Declaration of Independence, but it occurred to me that this home was already standing when Columbus set sail. I am unable to comprehend that fact. My brain skips right over it.

    Meanwhile, buying this house means you get to watch Doctor Who when it airs instead of avoiding the internet and waiting 10 hours for BBC America to show it.

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  22. goddessodd says: 321 comments

    Although I haven’t the foggiest of what “cross-winged Wealden type house” or “partly jettied on carved brackets, beneath a mellow peg tiled roof of crown post construction” means, I don’t have to understand it to know this is my favorite house so far… beautiful home, beautiful setting… I hope there’s a rustic village nearby that’s equally charming. I think this is a bargain at any price. You’d never find another like it.

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  23. VMaloneyVMaloney says: 95 comments

    This house is absolutely stunning! My favorite so far!

  24. Gregory_KGregory_K says: 457 comments
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    Chatsworth, CA

    Us architectural historians and preservationists have worked hard to preserve an arcane vocabulary. There is a two volume architectural dictionary published in the 1700’s that’s still applicable and in print. It keeps us incomprehensible.

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  25. Elizabeth says: 51 comments

    Fergus, you’re my hero! Thank you for sending in these amazing homes.

  26. Allyson says: 75 comments

    The history that this house has stood through boggles the mind. Just wonderful to think about. Thank you Ferguson for sharing. It’s nust delightful!

  27. KarenZKarenZ says: 1150 comments
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    Fifteenth Century! That is just so hard to imagine!

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  28. PuristaPurista says: 152 comments

    The better part of 600 years old and in a far better state of preservation, inside and out, than 98 percent of our stateside ”historic” homes a third its age. Amazing.

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  29. Kfidei says: 321 comments

    I wish it was easier to move to the UK. It’s difficult to get into any of the Commonwealth countries these days, without marrying a citizen (unless you are a “person of renown”)

  30. k9 says: 25 comments

    New owners, please, please resist the latest trend of remodeling kitchens and baths into grey, mid-century modern themed, machine made rooms. This is a man built, hand made masterpiece. Improvements need to reflect that. Hire an architect specializing in historic structures.

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  31. Slroulette23Slroulette23 says: 150 comments
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    This is remarkable! 15th century! THIS is what dreams are made of! All the history that has happened within these walls! My soul is saying, “let’s go home”

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