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Almeley Manor, Almeley

Description: Almeley Manor

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 20 February 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 150374

OS Grid Reference: SO3314051604
OS Grid Coordinates: 333140, 251604
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1586, -2.9788

Location: Mountain View, Almeley, County of Herefordshire HR3 6NG

Locality: Almeley
County: Herefordshire
Country: England
Postcode: HR3 6NG

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Listing Text

SO 35 SW
1/5 Almeley Manor
House. Probably C16 with C17 and early C20 additions. Sandstone rubble
plinth and timber-frame with brick infill. Sandstone slate roofs and
brick end stacks. Rectangular plan aligned west-north-west/east-south-
east with southern porch. Two storeys and attic. South elevation has
3:1:1:1 windows, late C20 square casements with projecting gabled porch
to right of centre and gable front to right-hand side. Gable has one
3-light contemporary window to each storey. Ground floor of main range
has two 2-light windows to left-hand side and between them and the porch
a 3-light window. To the right of the porch is a small single-light
window. Lower timber-framed extension to left of main range has one 2-
light window. Porch has two storeys with sandstone rubble return walls
to ground storey and timber-framed upper storey. Lintel over entry is
brattished. First storey has 2-light window. Tie-beam of gable is
supported on projecting brackets. In the gable is a king-post with
herringbone struts. Tie-beam resembles a re-used joist. Within the porch
is plaster-filled framing and to the left a ledged door. Frame has two
square panels up to first floor level and, to the left of the porch, two
more to first floor. To right of porch first floor has narrow studding as
does gable of porch and the right-hand gable which also has herringbone
struts. Attached to rear is early C20 extension. Interior has C16 ceiling
in principal eastern room comprising 16 panels with multiple roll moulded
margins and subsidiary pyramidally chamfer-stopped joists arranged in
alternating orientation to produce chequerboard effect. Fireplace in
same room has roll moulded stone jambs, and chamfered segmental oak lintel
on which is a small inscription in block-letters. Adjacent is some C17
panelling with fluted margins. Entrance hall has a section of similar
panelling made into a door. Western ground floor room of main range has
Four-centred arch to stone fireplace, restored in mid-C20. First floor
room of east part has two corbel heads in primitive style, possibly C12,
re-set in fireplace. To the left is an ogee-headed niche. Two triangular
headed blocked doorways in centre part; some roof trusses have angle struts;
others queen struts. (BoE, p 65; RCHM, Vol III, p 6).

Listing NGR: SO3314051604

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Source: English Heritage

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