Barnsfold - one of a number of listed buildings on Tisman's Common
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History and buildings
William Topley's Geology of the Weald notes the common is sited on a bed of sand and Calcareous Grit. 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". 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. 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. The estates were created in the mid-19th century by the, unusually late, enclosures of the commons of Tismans and Exfoldwood. There is a small mission house, St John's, built in the early 20th century as a place of worship for agricultural workers for whom the main church at Rudgwick was too distant, and a pub, The Mucky Duck, originally The Cricketers. Other listed buildings in the hamlet, all designated Grade II, include Barnsfold, originally a pair of labourers’ cottages dating from the 16th century,[a] Swains Cottage and Little Swains, the former an original hall house dating from the 14th century, and Bucks Cottage.
- 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.
- Topley 1875, p. 104.
- Williamson et al. 2019, p. 573.
- Historic England. "Tismans (Grade II) (1354185)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
- "About Rudgwick". Rudgwick Parish Council. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
- "Rudgwick Parish Design Statement" (PDF). Horsham District Council. 2009. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
- "St John's Tisman's Common". Rudgwick Parish Church. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
- King, Rev. Martin. "St. John the Baptist's Mission Church, Tisman's Common" (PDF). Rudgwick Preservation Society. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
- "The Mucky Duck Inn, Tisman's Common". Retrieved 27 December 2020.
- Mason 1972, p. 77. sfn error: no target: CITEREFMason1972 (help)
- Historic England. "Barnsfold (Grade II) (1026985)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
- Historic England. "Swains Cottage (Grade II) (1026964)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
- Historic England. "Little Swains (Grade II) (1026965)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
- Historic England. "Bucks Cottage (Grade II) (1026983)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 27 December 2020.
- Mason, Reginald Thomas (1972). Framed Buildings of the Weald. Horsham: Coach Publishing House. OCLC 916241803.
- Topley, William (1875). Geology of the Weald. London: HMSO. OCLC 1169974597.
- Williamson, Elizabeth; Hudson, Tim; Musson, Jeremy; Nairn, Ian (2019). Sussex: West. The Buildings of England. New Haven and London: Yale University Press. ISBN 978-0-300-22521-1. OCLC 1107632311.
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