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Description: Manor Farmhouse
Date Listed: 26 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 157929
OS Grid Reference: TL0567116930
OS Grid Coordinates: 505671, 216930
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8410, -0.4676
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MARKYATE DUNSTABLE ROAD (A5)
7/150 Manor Farmhouse
Farmhouse. C18 incorporating parts of an earlier structure in the long
rear wing. Sandy red brick, W front chequered in red with grey headers.
Steep old red tile roofs, hipped on front block. A rectangular 2
storeys, cellar and attics house facing E with a long 2-storeys rear
wing at NW and catslide extension of roof over added porch in the rear
angle. Symmetrical E front 3 windows wide with central door. Plinth and
dentilled corbelled eaves band. Tall sash windows with 6/6 panes and
flat gauged arches on both floors. 6-panel door (top 2 glazed: 2
fielded: bottom flush beaded) up 3 stone steps in wooden doorcase with
panelled reveals, reeded pilasters, open triangular pediment, and
ornamental cresting on wall above. The ends have a similar central
window under segmental arch to each floor, a box dormer on the
roofslope, and the N end has steps leading down to cellar entrance below
early C19 canted bay window to ground floor with triple sash window. The
rear range faces the yard on the N, with 3 3-light casement windows to
1st floor, door between 1st and 2nd window from W end, and 4-, 2-, 3-,
and 2-light casement windows under cambered arches reading from E to W.
There is a large chimney at the junction of the 2 wings and the front
one has a chimney projecting from the rear wall of its S part. The W
room of the rear range is still open to the roof with a gable chimney
and stone sink complete with hand pump. It has a door at high level as
if the adjoining room on the 1st floor were intended for accommodation
of farm staff separate from the household. 2 moulded plank doors,
2-panel C18 doors on 1st floor, and 3-bay clasped purlin roof with
vertical queen-posts in front block intended for attics with stair
rising full height, with cut string, ornamented tread ends, stick
balusters, turned newels, and moulded rail.
Listing NGR: TL0567116930
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Source: English Heritage
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