Saturday 13 April 2024

A-Z Challenge 2024: April 13. L:- Little Dormers

 Little Dormers (No 26) is a Grade 2 listed building; Historic England listed in 1951.  It is one of a pair of 17C cottages, the other being Tudor Rose (No 25a).  They are on the west side of South Street, Cuckfield and have beautiful west facing gardens.

They are stuccoed on a sandstone plinth with half-hipped tiled roof. They are of 2 storeys and have attics. They have a late C16 panelled brick chimney stack in the centre and have 2 gabled dormers of which one is the original.  There is a 19C addition of a casement each. They now have modern doors with a tiled penticed weather hood. The interior has exposed beams and wide inglenook fireplaces.

In 1921 Mr Matthew and Mrs Cecily Auger lived there together with Mr Auger's brother in law, Ernest Bleach.  Mr Auger was a garden labourer at Borde Hill.  Matthew had retired by 1939 and Ernest was no longer living with them.  

In 1939 

In 2017 the property sold for £290,000

Little Dormers and Tudor Rose are the pair of cottages with dormer windows on the right side of the photo below.

Little Dormers and Tudor Rose

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