The house in the foreground is the oldest house in Steyning, a small town in West Sussex. The town dates from Anglo-Saxon times, and was once the burial place of King Ethelwulf, king of Wessex and father of Alfred the Great. Then they dug him up and moved him to Winchester. Such is life. Or death.
Anyway, the ground floor of this house dates from the 14th century and is faced with flint, a traditional building material in Sussex; the upper floor is 16th century, half-timbered and faced in brick. However, many of the houses in Steyning were built on the sites of earlier buildings - in this case it is believed that the Mint of King Cnut was located on this site. Yes, that King Cnut. Perhaps the tide washed the building away.