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Unusual house on Malling Hill

On 24 Mar 2014 at 4:28pm Tipex wrote:
Does anyone know about the unusual-looking house up on the hill above Malling st (sort of opposite Blacklaws garage)? It's an impressive building although I think access is only via the steep path nr Blacklaws. Call me nosey...
On 24 Mar 2014 at 6:40pm J. Wept wrote:
Well done. You win a prize for being the 10 millionth person on here to ask that question.
ps. Do some research and stop looking for easy answers
On 24 Mar 2014 at 7:27pm Old Malling wrote:
Lots of people have asked about the building on here and others have posted about their memories of it (Pete and Pru days). I don't remember anybody talking about its origins though. No idea when it was built or where the style is from. May have to Google it now to find out....
On 24 Mar 2014 at 8:26pm The Old Mayor wrote:
Was that an Antique shop once ?
On 24 Mar 2014 at 9:05pm Tipex wrote:
J Wept - you're an aggressive nob. Everyone else, I'm an irregular visitor here and it's very easy to miss common threads. Without a search facility it's impossible to find out what's been asked before. I'll research elsewhere.
On 24 Mar 2014 at 10:48pm Zzz.. wrote:
Anonymity drives another one off. Let's guess 'J Wept', you're a bitter little person whose sense of his own failure has driven off the few friends you had and to while away the empty time you drop in here and try to make others feel as small as you do.

That house is interesting and there is a search on this forum but the chances of crafting a search that would get you the rights results is vanishingly small.

So, who built it, when, why? Who lives there now? Do they have a car and where do they park it? Why do they live there? Its hardly convenient.
On 24 Mar 2014 at 11:14pm J Wept wrote:
Well here's the last post about it. Not that long ago and not that hard to find. Do I have to do everything for you ffs?

Check it out here »
On 25 Mar 2014 at 5:13am J Wept = Tw@t wrote:
Here's a cat going for a visit...

Check it out here »
On 25 Mar 2014 at 8:32am Tipex wrote:
Thanks Zzz.
Didn't hurt in the end did it J Wept?
On 25 Mar 2014 at 9:04am Estate Agent wrote:
That's a long way to carry a supermarket shop, especially in the rain !!
On 25 Mar 2014 at 11:53am Miss Lewes 1971 wrote:
My Dad thought about buying it once but we ended up on the Nevill estate...
On 25 Mar 2014 at 1:26pm Webbo wrote:
Have a look at below the banner at the top of this (and every other page)
Did anyone else not know that there was a search facility there?
Perhaps I should make it more obvious

Check it out here »
On 25 Mar 2014 at 3:06pm Keeping It Regular wrote:
I did not know there was a search facility, so yes maybe make it a little more prominent.
J Wept. Us regulars also noticed that this is not the first time this question has been asked, but why be so rude and unpleasant? Perhaps you would let us know what subjects we should avoid so as not to upset you?
On 25 Mar 2014 at 6:25pm J Wept wrote:
Yes. Please avoid questions on where in Lewes is nice or worth avoiding to live and also where to eat. And whining about the cost of balls of hairy string makes me cross. Boring boring boring.
On 25 Mar 2014 at 7:00pm king cnut wrote:
Unless I'm mistaken this is a discussion forum. Relying on search engines is inefficient at best. So whats wrong with asking a common question? Most people are irregular visitors and someone on such a visit may have just the right and unique answer. To just use the search engine will make this a very stale site.
On 25 Mar 2014 at 7:21pm Keeping It regular wrote:
J Wept. perhaps you would like to set up and pay for a Forum of your own, and then you can have exactly what you want on it, and edit the rest of us out if we are annoying you. Problem solved. However, I prefer a bit of give and take on here., its free, and all I have to do is tolerate the occasional comment about DFLs, balls of string and the football. I think I am strong enough to deal with that.
On 25 Mar 2014 at 8:44pm Old Malling wrote:
Well, I've searched and can't find any information about who built the house, when and why.
On 30 Mar 2014 at 12:42am ohblimey wrote:
this is all I could find the reasons for its listed status ,House. Circa 1860-1870 in a neo-Gothic style. Yellow brick with red brick
bands on ground floor and dressings. Moulded string-course. Cogged brick
cornice to slate roofs. Finials to half-hips over bays, dormers and tower.
Highly irregular plan with tower to left in angle, between two-storey bays
facing west and north. Later C20 weatherboarded extension on brick and
flint ground floor to right with steep French pavilion-type roof. 2 storeys
with 3 in tower. The main features of the front are an octagonal porch with
pyramidal cap set before a canted bay far back to left with conical cap, the
three faces above treated with half-hipped semi-dormers. Forward and right a
tall square tower with banded ground floor, single round window topped by double
round windows above and arched window in third stage below steep Sompting cap.
Forward again and to right a further canted bay treated as before. To right
single arched window on ground floor with semi-dormer over. Glazed door to
left. C20 extension to right with gabled semi-dormer, all in Post-Modern
style. All windows with round-arched heads and pointed-arched gauging in
red and yellow brick stripes with moulded impost bands

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