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Description: Anstey Hall
Date Listed: 22 February 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 160227
OS Grid Reference: TL4049532913
OS Grid Coordinates: 540495, 232913
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9769, 0.0441
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TL 4032 ANSTEY ANSTEY
7/4 Anstey Hall
Manor House. Mid C17 S range, earlier N range, early C19 E garden front
linking the then separate ranges, W link of early C20 with portico of
later C20. Timber frame plastered, plastered red brick early C19 casing
to S front, and steep hipped tiled roofs. A large square 2-storeys house
now entered from W, originally consisting of 2 parallel buildings some
5m apart. A 4-bay N range with jowled posts side chimney, and cut-off
brace has been extended to E in early C19 to line with the 5-bay mid C17
S range. This has a symmetrical layout with 2 wide bays flanking a
narrow chimney bay in the middle, and shorter end bays. The large
central chimney has 4 tall octagonal shafts in-line across the centre of
the roof. Symmetrical S front with corner pilasters, a plinth, parapet
stepping up in the middle, an upright oval 1st floor window in the
centre over a recessed sash window of 6/6 panes, and triple sash windows
on both floors to each side. The Ground Floor windows only have wide
moulded surrounds. More irregular W entrance front with 4 Doric columns
to a flat portico, approached by curving stairways at each end. The
interior has exposed timbers, the S wing with unjowled posts,
face-halved bladed scarf joint in the wallplate, chamfered heavy
cross-beams and axial beams, and an ovolo moulded axial beam in the E
room on the Ground Floor. On the site of the capital messuage which
replaced the castle as the Caput of the Manor. (VCH (1914)11-14: RCHM
Typescript: Bailey (1983)21).
Listing NGR: TL4049532913
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Source: English Heritage
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