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Description: The Manor House
Date Listed: 30 July 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 147568
OS Grid Reference: SP0885949417
OS Grid Coordinates: 408859, 249417
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1430, -1.8719
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SP 0849 CLEEVE PRIOR MAIN STREET
4/24 (North Side)
30.7.59 The Manor House
Large house C16 and C17 with alterations c.1950. The manor house of the Bushell
family C16 to later C17. Coursed rubble stone with ashlar dressings and Bone
timber-framing. Plain tile roofs with large chimney stacks, renewed brick diagonal
shafts on stone bases. T-plan, a long rear range running East-West and further long
range running South from centre of rear range. South range has paired ridge stack and
large outside stack on West wall, stone with brick shaft and affixed plaque '1709
TGB'. East side has exceptional early C17 2-storey porch, ashlar with moulded arched
doorway, paired mullion and transom windows and shallow coped shouldered gable.
Panelled spandrels with 2 roundel busts, one broken, entablature over with shallow
relief masks in frieze and carved small brackets supporting. In panel between entab-
lature and windows, carved motto 'Dwe ette mwne droit'. Gable with winged boy above
and ball finials on shoulders. Three window range to left, one wooden cross-window,
the rest C20 refacing with mullioned windows above and mullion and transom below. One
window range similar to right South gable, one C20 mullioned window. West side has,
to left of stack, C16 timber-framed section, 2 window range with gabled stair projec-
tion in angle to rear range. To right of stack, 3 window range, stone with wooden
cross-windows flanking single casements with top-lights. Some renewed. Rear range
has large triple stack at junction with South range and 2 paired ridge stacks. East
of South range, 2 window section of stone mullioned windows, 2 C20 copies, 2
original. East gable has original attic window and C20 stone mullioned windows
below. West of South range, irregular 2 window section, one dormer, 2 leaded 1st
floor casements and C20 ground floor door and window. West gable has C20 stone
mullioned windows. At the rear 2 windows visible at 1st floor, one with moulded
surround, one ground floor window with iron octagonal glazing bars. To each side
projecting sevice wings running North and at North West corner attached cottage one-
storey and attic with 2 dormers to East front, 3 windows and 2 doors.
Interior: panelled ground floor room, hall altered in early C18 (VCH); C17 oak front
Listing NGR: SP0885949417
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Source: English Heritage
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