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Description: Manor House
Date Listed: 14 June 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 112217
OS Grid Reference: NZ3284231466
OS Grid Coordinates: 432842, 531466
Latitude/Longitude: 54.6772, -1.4922
NZ 33 SW BISHOP MIDDLEHAM FRONT STREET
7/11 Manor House
House; south part removed by road widening. Late C17 or early C18. Painted
limestone rubble with painted brick dressings; right return thinly-rendered
rubble with brick quoins and patching; left return C20 render. Rear has
painted ashlar dressings. Roof pantiles with rendered stone gable copings
and C19 yellow brick chimneys. 3 storeys, 3 bays. Central renewed boarded
door and 2-pane overlight. Segmental brick arches and brick jambs to C20
windows with wood mullions and transoms in outer bays on first 2 floors;
similar treatment to smaller 8-pane top-floorlights, the left fixed and the
right a horizontal sliding sash, into roof space. Cogged brick eaves cornice.
Steeply-pitched roof has late C19 end chimneys with cornices in imitation of
eaves cornice. Left return has fragments of earlier walls, and external
chimneystacks. Rear shows lintels cut in imitation of voussoirs; eaves
cornice lost paint showing early bricks.
Interior shows at least one ground-floor room with C18 panelled cupboard,
and joists with ogee-stopped chamfers; most other ceilings reported to be
underdrawn. 2 lugged painted chimney pieces on first floor, with hour-glass
cast-iron banded grates, that in front left room with low-relief cast floral
decoration and wavy-edged mantel-shelf. Arched cupboard beside this has
butterfly hinges. Many doors with 6 raised fielded panels. Dogleg stair
in rear has narrow moulded handrail on splat balusters, in imitation of
barleysugar-twists separated by central knob, and square newels with plain
pendant at first-floor landing between paired flat wood arches over stair.
2-panel door to roof has L hinges. Roof trusses have 3 collars, and 3 levels
of butt purlins; short wall-plates support principal rafters; brick columns
below common rafters; C18 near-central hoist, with nearly-full-height central
post, short strut to rear and long strut to front purlins, and front spar
with 2 wedge-shaped blocks, possibly for retaining ropes; much wear on rear
strut at this level. Blocked door in left gable formerly gave access to roof
of demolished building.
Listing NGR: NZ3284231466
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Source: English Heritage
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