Tisman's Common

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Tisman's Common
Cottage near Barnsfold Farm House - geograph.org.uk - 250720.jpg
Barnsfold - one of a number of listed buildings on Tisman's Common
Tisman's Common is located in West Sussex
Tisman's Common
Tisman's Common
Location within West Sussex
OS grid referenceTQ072326
Civil parish
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townHorsham
Postcode districtRH12
PoliceSussex
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UK
England
West Sussex
51°04′58″N 0°28′14″W / 51.08268°N 0.47061°W / 51.08268; -0.47061Coordinates: 51°04′58″N 0°28′14″W / 51.08268°N 0.47061°W / 51.08268; -0.47061

Tisman's Common is a hamlet in the Horsham District of West Sussex, England. It stands in the parish of Rudgwick, on the Rudgwick to Loxwood road, 6.4 miles (10.2 km) west of Horsham.

History and buildings[edit]

William Topley's Geology of the Weald notes the common is sited on a bed of sand and Calcareous Grit.[1] Williamson, Hudson, Musson and Nairn, in their 2019 Sussex: West volume of Pevsner’s Buildings of England, describe the setting as "only a few yards from the Surrey border in thick Wealden country".[2] The hamlet was historically part of the Tisman's Estate, centred on Tismans House, a Grade II listed building dating from the early 19th century.[3] In the Victorian period the area was largely divided into a small number of major estates, including Tismans, Hermongers and Pallinghurst, which provided most of the local employment in agricultural activities.[4] The estates were created in the mid-19th century by the, unusually late, enclosures of the commons of Tismans and Exfoldwood.[5] There is a small mission house, St John's,[6] built in the early 20th century as a place of worship for agricultural workers for whom the main church at Rudgwick was too distant,[7] and a pub, The Mucky Duck, originally The Cricketers.[8] Other listed buildings in the hamlet, all designated Grade II, include Barnsfold, originally a pair of labourers’ cottages dating from the 16th century,[a][10] Swains Cottage[11] and Little Swains,[12] the former an original hall house dating from the 14th century, and Bucks Cottage.[13]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ In his study of timber buildings of the Weald, Reginald Mason describes Barnsfold as “a perfect example” of a Wealden house with an off-set chimney stack.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Topley 1875, p. 104.
  2. ^ Williamson et al. 2019, p. 573.
  3. ^ Historic England. "Tismans (Grade II) (1354185)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
  4. ^ "About Rudgwick". Rudgwick Parish Council. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
  5. ^ "Rudgwick Parish Design Statement" (PDF). Horsham District Council. 2009. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
  6. ^ "St John's Tisman's Common". Rudgwick Parish Church. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
  7. ^ King, Rev. Martin. "St. John the Baptist's Mission Church, Tisman's Common" (PDF). Rudgwick Preservation Society. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
  8. ^ "The Mucky Duck Inn, Tisman's Common". Retrieved 27 December 2020.
  9. ^ Mason 1972, p. 77.
  10. ^ Historic England. "Barnsfold (Grade II) (1026985)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
  11. ^ Historic England. "Swains Cottage (Grade II) (1026964)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
  12. ^ Historic England. "Little Swains (Grade II) (1026965)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
  13. ^ Historic England. "Bucks Cottage (Grade II) (1026983)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 27 December 2020.

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