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Description: Manor Farmhouse
Date Listed: 4 December 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 135101
OS Grid Reference: SO9997633401
OS Grid Coordinates: 399976, 233401
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9991, -2.0017
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SP 9933 ALDERTON BECKFORD ROAD
12/4 No 24 (Manor Farmhouse)
Large house. Reputed medieval hall with probably C16. cross wing;
medieval range rebuilt C17; range parallel to hall rebuilt c1800.
Ashlar and C20 close-studded timber framing replacing earlier
timber framing; concrete tile roof; ashlar stack. Rectangular
hall range separated from the C16 cross wing by a cross passage;
rebuilt range parallel to the hall range on the north. Hall range
now 16 storeys and attic. C16 range and early Cl9 range 2 storeys.
Entrance front: 4-light stone-mullioned window with a king mullion
to the ground floor of the 'hall' range; early studded plank door
with fillets far left within a Tudor-arched surround with carved
spandrels, unused datestone above the door; continuous dripmould.
Four-light stone-mullioned casement with a king mullion and a
stopped hood to a large Cotswold dormer upper right, 2-light stone-
mullioned casement with a stopped hood to the attic; traces of
Roman numerals of sundial on the gable which is also reputed to be
dated 1718. C20 two-light dormer above door. C16 cross wing
projects forwards to the left with C20 four-light steel casements
to the ground floor of the gable end; similar casement above.
Symmetrical 3-windowed garden front to the early Cl9 with
tripartite sashes to the ground floor with plain architraves and
triple keystone; three 12-pane sashes to the first floor with
triple keystones. Central C18 door retaining two flush panels at
the bottom, fanlight and open triangular pediment supported on
stone brackets above the pilasters. Coped parapet.
Interior: early panelled door with thumb latch opening off the
cross passage into the former hall now with first floor supported
on intersecting beams with deep flat chamfers. Large inglenook
fireplace with bressumer and geometric flagged flooring
incorporating the cross motif in the same room. Beams with moulded
stops within the screens passage. The C16 range contains a small
stone fireplace with a Tudor-arched surround and carved spandrels;
beams with deep flat chamfers and large stepped stops; flagged
flooring. Possibly original staircase with crudely hewn
rectangular 'balusters' partly incorporated in the wall. Parts of
two arch-braced collar beam trusses visible at first floor level.
Room lined with C17 panelling containing a basket-headed cavetto-
moulded stone fireplace with rosettes upper right and left; timber
overmantel decorated with three basket-headed blind arches with
imposts and stylized keystones, geometric decoration in relief
above. The room has been reduced in size C20 and the panelling
reused to form a dado and several panelled doors on the ground
floor. Tudor-arched stone fireplace with jewelled stops in another
upstairs room. Range rebuilt early Cl9 contains an open-well
staircase with wreathed balustrade, stick balusters and balusters
with simple double vesicas; several C18 hob grates survive in the
bedrooms. Six-panel doors some with reeded architraves. Flat-
ceiled cellar under this range.
(David Verey, The Buildings of England, The Vale and the Forest of
Dean; and V.C.H. Gloucestershire, Vol VI)
Listing NGR: SO9997633401
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