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Description: Manor House, Including Front Boundary Wall
Date Listed: 11 July 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 106163
OS Grid Reference: ST5941910856
OS Grid Coordinates: 359419, 110856
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8958, -2.5784
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ST 5910 (North side)
11/146 Manor House,
11.7.51 boundary wall
Detached house. Early C17 but may incorporate some C16 work. Early C19
block at left end, - built as a separate cottage. Rubble stone walls, double
Roman tile roof with coped gables - finial to left gable. One brick stack at
right end, one near left end. L-shaped plan, with projecting rear wing at
right end. 2 storeys. Ground floor has a C18 raised panel door in moulded
stone-surround, into cross-passage at left end. Two 5-light stone mullioned
windows with diamond lead lights under continuous string course stepped up
over windows. Oval window between these. First floor has two 2-light and
two 4-light similar windows. In left gable a small twin arched window.
Cottage at left end, of 2 storeys, at lower level, has slate roof with coped
gable and brick end stack. Ground floor has a 5-light timber mullioned
window with diamond lead lights. Similar 3-light window on first floor.
Internally, centre ground floor room has large stone 4-centred arched fireplace.
Compartmented ceiling with deep moulded beams, and joists spanning the panels
in alternate directions - basket fashion. Plank and muntin partition between
this and right room. Right room has compartmented ceiling with deep chamfered
beams. C18 fireplace surround. Partition at rear with slatted opening at
high level. At foot of stairs and start of adjoining passage, depressed
timber ogee arches - that to stair with carving in spandrils. 4-centred
arched doorway at rear of cross-passage, and from cross-passage to rear
corridor (originally into centre room). Some deep chamfered ceiling beams
on first floor. Rear wing has jointed cruck trusses. On ground floor, the
lintel of a large -blocked- fireplace. Later outbuilding extension to this
wing. Low front boundary wall with simple iron railing. (RCHM Monument 17
Dors-et. Vol. I-R Machin. "The Houses of Yetminster". University of Bristol
Listing NGR: ST5941910856
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