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Description: Old Sufton
Date Listed: 20 October 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 154987
OS Grid Reference: SO5754138388
OS Grid Coordinates: 357541, 238388
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0423, -2.6204
MORDIFORD CP -
SO 53 NE
5/126 Old Sufton (Formerly listed
20.10.52 as Stufton and outbuilding)
Country house, former seat of Hereford family, now of Sufton Court (qv).
C16 core, altered and remodelled during C18 and mid-C19. Timber-framed
core with part wattle-and-daub and part brick infill, brick and sandstone
rubble refacing and remodelling, rendered north-west front, slate roofs.
L-plan with main range north-east/south-west and cross-wing at north-east
end, through-passage and gable end stack to north-west and two further
lateral stacks to north-west face of main range. Two storeys and cellar;
north-west front, glazing bar sash windows flank stack to gable end of
cross-wing with right hand one in two-storey semi-circular bow addition
connecting with main range in angle of L to left of first lateral stack,
two glazing bar sash windows flank doorway with semi-circular-headed
window at mezzanine level to right of doorway, canopy on brackets,
panelled door, second lateral stack to right with a further two glazing
bar sashes to right; pair of star-plan shafts to stacks. C13 incised
coffin lid built into gable end stack. Interior reveals timber-framing
and plan of earlier house with hall and cross-wing, first floor hall of
two or three bays with moulded members, solar in cross-wing retains braces
of C16 painted decoration, roof largely that of C19 but two trusses to -
solar probably of C16 date. C18 staircase. Old Sufton had been the seat
of the Hereford family since C12.
Listing NGR: SO5754138388
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Source: English Heritage
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