Museum History
(3830 Records)

 Yr/Mo   Origin   Summary 
1968/8SBC Minutes / 11 August 1968Mockbeggar, Cranbrook / Decision not urgent and may be postponed until summer 1969.
1968/8SBC Minutes / 11 August 1968Netherhale / A 'supra-vernacular' building inn the furthest part of Kent. Costs of dismantling, transport and re-erection would be high. Conditions proposed by owners Corpus Christi College concerning time limit for reconstruction could not be accepted. Decided to continue to express interest in acquiring the building but only if offered unconditionally.
1968/8SBC Minutes / 11 August 1968Titchfield Market Hall / The interest expressed by the Museum has resulted in considerable local pressure for its retention in Titchfield, and the Council are now planning to preserve it in situ.
1968/8SBC Minutes / 11 August 1968Terwick Hall / Position unchanged.
1968/8SBC Minutes / 11 August 1968Bayleaf, Boughbeech, Kent / This very fine 'Wealden' house is close to the original site of the two Winkhurst houses already in store at West Dean, and is threatened by the same reservoir. East Surrey Water Co had decided to re-erect the house a short distance away and to use it as a club-house. But they are now offering it to the Museum on similar terms to the Winkhurst houses. Mr Armstrong will discuss arrangements for dismantling. Hoped that transport may be available from West Dean Estate. Mr Wood will undertake recording of the building and numbering of the timbers.
1968/8SBC Minutes / 11 August 1968Barn for storage and display / Mr Warren urged the collection of individual items from buildings, such as window casements, doors, staircase. These would be of greatest value for future reconstructions, and some would make interesting exhibits. County Council would probably welcome opportunity of preserving noteworthy pieces from buildings which they were demolishing. A large barn would be a suitable store, and eventually a useful display building. Various barns on West Dean Estate have been offered when they become due for replacement. Mr Rigold mentioned a double-aisled 5-bay barn at Chalton (sic) which would probably be given immediately. Mr Armstrong undertook to investigate.
1968/8SBC Minutes / 11 August 1968The Saracen's Head, Canterbury / Mr Armstrong reported that this large 3-storey pilgrim inn, probably of the 16thC, was structurally incomplete. AGREED recommendation be made for preservation in Canterbury of this building which is so significant in the city's history and which is built very much in the local idiom.
1968/8SBC Minutes / 11 August 1968Bridge Cottage, Uckfield / Sussex Archaeological Society has decided it has not outstanding merit and is not opposing demolition. But members of this Committee considered it a good example of a 'three-quarter Wealden' and representative of a style very typical of mid-Sussex. Local feeling has arisen in Uckfield for preservation there. This will be encouraged and action taken to secure option for the Museum if local efforts fail.
1969/1SBC Minutes / 8 January 1969Market Hall, Titchfield / Preservation in situ proceeding.
1969/1SBC Minutes / 8 January 1969Structures available for acquisition: a) Wicker Barn, Thorney Island : / An attractive aisled barn of the late 17th or early 18thC. Would require an entirely new roof, probably thatch, to replace the existing corrugated iron. Mr Rigold undertook to examine the building, and ascertain what help could be expected from the Ministry of Works or the R.A.F.
1969/1SBC Minutes / 8 January 1969Bridge Cottage, Uckfield / Nothing new. Has been some local publicity and pressure for preservation in situ. Definite interpretation of the building and assessment of its value to the Museum difficult until more evidence revealed. Mr Wood will ascertain the position concerning local preservation.
1969/1SBC Minutes / 8 January 1969Terwick Mill / Owners are advertising premises for sale. Preservation order on the machinery remains in force.
1969/1SBC Minutes / 8 January 1969Saracen's Head, Canterbury / Likely to be demolished shortly.
1969/1SBC Minutes / 8 January 1969North Mill, Midhurst / Building being converted into flats. Mr Gregory reports that the machinery, of the late 19thC, is not significant for the Museum.
1969/1SBC Minutes / 8 January 1969Phase 1 of Museum development / Committee decided unanimously to endorse the costings quoted in the memorandum dated 15.10.68 as a general statement and guide to the F. and G.P. Committee. More precise and definite estimating will necessitate detailed site surveys and definite decisions on the location of car-park and buildings, and on whether labour will be available at preferential or normal commercial rates.
1969/1SBC Minutes / 8 January 1969Site positions for Winkhurst Farm and Yapton granary / Discussion hampered by lack of information concerning conditions of the overall planning consent. Plans to use the granary building as a temporary information centre necessitates its being sited in an accessible position. Similarly, the possibility of Winkhurst providing an early illustration of reconstruction for seriously interested visitors suggests a site with easy access. AGREED that planning approval be sought to re-erect the granary in the neighbourhood of Gonville cottage, where, in the interim period, it might be reached by the existing estate road, and where, in the future, it will be possible to incorporate it in a farmstead complex; and Winkhurst Farm in the south-east corner of the Museum site, where its proximity to the eventual entrance will have relevance to some chronological sequence in the overall plan. Committee endorsed the action taken in organising voluntary labour to effect the recording, dismantling and collection of the gr \\
1969/1SBC Minutes / 8 January 1969Structures available for aqcuisition: c) Bell frame from East Dean Church / Committee approved action taken to acquire the bell-frame timbers, and expressed gratitude to Mr Ludlow who carried out the arduous task of recording them in awkward and unpleasant conditions. Such bell-frames are rarely available and are very relevant to timber construction. Committee recommends eventual reconstruction as a bell-frame.
1969/1SBC Minutes / 8 January 1969Structures available for acquisition: d) Round house, Marsh Farm, Binstead / This horse-engine shed has been offered by the owner, who would like it removed as soon as possible. Committee AGREED it is very desirable item for the Museum, and hoped it will prove possible to secure its removal to West Dean by voluntary labour.
1969/1SBC Minutes / 8 January 1969Current position on buildings provisionally accepted: a) Bayleaf / Timbers now in store at West Dean. Was necessary to hire transport. Messrs.Tidy carried out the work at cost. Last two loads of timbers were stacked straight on to the ground instead of on bearers. As it is impossible to move them without the use of a crane, Mr Warren suggested the improvision of a covering to act as a water-shed, but avoiding interference to ventilation. Committee approved necessary expenditure of
1969/1SBC Minutes / 8 January 1969Current position on buildings provisionally accepted: b) Pendean / Most of the materials are now at West Dean. Transport has been carried out by helpers from the Estate in their own time, and it was RECOMMENDED that a suitable gratuity should be made to them.
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