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Description: Manor House Farmhouse
Date Listed: 16 December 1982
English Heritage Building ID: 142313
OS Grid Reference: SU7116135502
OS Grid Coordinates: 471161, 135502
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1144, -0.9848
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SU 73 NW FARRINGDON
2/35 Manor House Farmhouse
16.12.82 (Formerly listed under Upper
GV II* Farrindgon)
House. C16, C17, C18, early and late C19. Cement rendered walls, plinth: west
outshot tile hung. Victorian sashes in exposed frames, the ground-floor
windows at the east side having narrow triple sashes: there are 2 small C20
windows between the 1st and 2nd bays. Large Victorian brick porch with steep
tile roof, wide bargeboards, 5 narrow slotted openings at each side, pointed
arch, plinth; within, there is a C18 round-headed doorway, with lead radiating
decorative fanlight, and a 6-panelled door. The rear elevation (north) is
timber framed above 1st floor level, the centre section has a catslide roof
(aisle to hall?), wings project each side (the east being a wide 3-storeyed
gable and the west with a hipped roof with gablet above a lower narrower unit,
and there is a 3 storeyed staircase tower east of the centre. The lower walls
are of stone. Roof hipped, tiled and brought to a lower eaves at the west side.
Medieval hall with cross wings; fireplaces, upper floor (to centre) and stair-
case tower added in the C17, minor C18 fittings, early C19 refronting and most
fenestration, late C19 minor extensions. South front regular (C18, refaced C19),
of 2 storeys; 4 windows. Cement rendering to the staircase, brickwork to the
outshot; above there is exposed framing with brick infill, and tile-hanging
to the staircase. Casements, one old leaded light; 2 plain doorways. The
east elevation has rubble Walls to the ground-floor, and brickwork above of
Flemish bond with blue headers; alterations to openings are indicated, includ-
ing widened lower windows, of narrow triple sashes. Interior: the Jacobean
staircase survives for the most part, there are some Georgian cupboards in
recesses, and a massive chimney breast (not showing above the roof).
Listing NGR: SU7132335379
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Source: English Heritage
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