Has been described as a Possible Fortified Manor House
There are major building remains
|Alternative Names||Dixthern; Dicksterve
|Modern Authority||East Sussex
|1974 Authority||East Sussex
(TQ 81952510) The half-timbered old Manor House at Dixter was built about the third quarter of the 15th C. (Nairn and Pevsner 1965) It was evidently preceded by an earlier house surrounded by a moat, parts of which still remained in 1909..(Ray 1909).
In 1910 it was restored and had another complete timber framed house (from Benenden, Kent) built on to the rear (Nairn and Pevsner 1965).
Great Dixter is an outstanding example of a 15th C timber-framed house with fine hall open to the roof. There is no trace of the earlier house, but a depression to the rear of the present house could indicate the course of the former moat (F1 PAS 10-OCT-72). (PastScape)
This is a Grade 1 listed building protected by law
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|OS Map Grid Reference||TQ819251