This is the text of Crossways’ listing (Grade II*)
ABINGER C.P. RAIKES LANE
4/67 Crossways Farm House
House. 1610. Timber framed, clad in sandstone blocks, some galleted, with brick
dressings, frame exposed on right hand return front with render and brick
infilling, sandstone rubble ground floor cladding to rear with square stepped-end
tile hanging above. Horsham slab roofs. Centre, lobby entrance plan with service
wing, half the width of the house, at right angles to rear right. Two storeys on
plinth with moulded brick coping, brick cornice over ground floor and fine, deep,
brick dentilled eaves cornice above. Stack to rear left of centre and very fine
multiple stack to rear right of approx. 30 feet in diameter with corbelled top and
arched panel decoration on shaft. Regular front with two outer, 8-light, diamond-
pane, leaded casement windows to first floor in brick surrounds. Brick keystone
heads rising up to form dosserets in eaves cornice. One 2-light window either
side of entrance porch on first floor. Outer 3-light windows on ground floor
under 4-centred, brick keystoned relieving arches. Central gabled two storey
porch with cornice over ground floor. Three-light diamond-pane window to first
floor, under brick-dentilled lintel continuing as stringcourse, and dentilled
pediment above. Bargeboards and pendant finial to gable. Round-arched keystoned
porch entrance below to panelled C17 door in chamfered and moulded wood surround.
Hipped and gableted wing to rear, possibly older, with tall stack and 4-centred
arches over doors and windows.
Interior:- notable mainly for the staircase, a massive central stair boxed in
with sturdy carved newels, chamfered angles, and balusters.
PEVSNER: BUILDINGS OF ENGLAND, SURREY (1971) p.86.
Listing NGR: TQ1086247361