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Description: Manor Farmhouse
Date Listed: 4 July 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 135262
OS Grid Reference: SO9677325660
OS Grid Coordinates: 396773, 225660
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9294, -2.0483
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SO 92 NE SOUTHAM SOUTHAM LANE
8/167 Manor Farmhouse
Farmhouse. Dated and initialled 'F.B * A.B/l63l' on the right-hand
gable of the south-facing elevation. Coursed squared and dressed
limestone; close-studded timber-framing with decorative bracing to
the rear; stone slate roof with ashlar stacks. 'L'-shaped plan
with later extensions to the north. C20 flat-roofed 2-storey porch
to the rear, not of special interest. Symmetrical twin-gabled
south-facing elevation to the main body with a tall central 2-light
flat-chamfered stone-mullioned window with 3 transoms; 4-light
flat-chamfered stone-mullioned casements either side; continuous
dripmould stepped up over the central window. Two 3-light ovolo-
moulded stone-mullioned casements with stopped hoods to the first
floor; small single-light window with ovolo-moulded surround and
diamond leaded panes; blocked ovolo-moulded 2-light casements to
each gable; datestone over the right-hand window; 3-light ovolo-
moulded stone-mullioned casement with stopped hood to the attic at
the left gable end; two similar 2-light windows at the right gable
end. No windows to extension set back to the left. Rear elevation
of main body timber framed with wing projecting forwards to right
with gable to the left-hand return, similar timber framed gable to
the rear of the main body. Four-light casement with horizontal
glazing bars to the east-facing gable; early oriel window with
transom above; similar oriel window to the south-facing gable end;
3-light casement with diamond leaded panes to the east-facing
gable. Two-light casement to the gable of north facing gable.
Further windows formerly lighting this gable reputed to have been
removed to The Pigeon House (q.v.). C20 porch conceals an early
panelled and studded porch with early thumb latch. Projecting
gable-end stack with twin shafts; composite axial stack with 4
shafts. Moulded cappings to all ashlar stacks. Moulded gable end
coping with moulded kneelers.
Interior: C17 dog-leg staircase with turned balusters and newels
with ball finials; linenfold panelling to one side of cellar
access beneath stairs. Beams with moulded stops. Kitchen with
large fireplace c3.5m in width with bressumer with moulded stops.
Tudor-arched stone fireplace to ground floor. Two Tudor-arched
stone fireplaces one with fluted stops, the other with entablature
with frieze with 'S'-curve decoration and moulded brackets also
with 'S'-curve decoration, fireplace now contains a mid C18 hob
grate. Mostly original roof timber with collar beams with 'V'-
Listing NGR: SO9677325660
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Source: English Heritage
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