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Description: Lannock Manor
Date Listed: 28 May 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 162738
OS Grid Reference: TL2471830364
OS Grid Coordinates: 524718, 230364
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9578, -0.1864
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WESTON HITCHIN ROAD
TL 23 SW
1/126 Lannock Manor
Manor house. N 2-storeys range early C17 probably part of house built
for William Hale who bought the manor in 1621. S range early C18, middle
range remodelled for new W entrance in early/mid C19 still for Hale
family, alterations and extensions 1911 for Pryor family owners since
1896, SE wing 1924, former N wing built in 1910 largely demolished 1962.
N range timber framed cased in brick, mellow red brick, steep old red
tile roofs with hipped N and S ranges. SW wing and E part of middle
range. A large 2-storeys and cellar, compact block some way from road
along drive, entered from E and main rooms facing W and S. Main part
comprises 3 parallel adjacent ranges with separate roofs running E-W. N
range has large internal chimney to E of centre with 3 diagonally set
square shafts. S range built as a new S front range in early C18 with
symmetrical 5 windows wide S elevation with central entrance shown in
Oldfield drawing of 1804 in HRO has taller central window and chimney
rising through parapet over. Front still has plinth, plat-band, moulded
brick eaves cornice to steep hipped roof of red tiles chequered with
buff tiles. Windows altered to standard recessed sash windows with 6/6
panes and flat gauged arches to ground floor. Half-glazed flush-beaded
panelled door with moulded flat hood on elaborate shaped brackets. RH
bay obscured by 1924 SE wing, 3 windows wide facing W with large
projecting rearwall chimney. E front has 3 adjoining hipped gables,
canted bay with sash windows to ground floor to each side of entrance
bay with projecting porch and hooded entrance. Sash window to left of
porch. 3 flush box sash windows with 6/6 panes. Plat-band to end of N
range. Lower gable projections to N side. Interior has C17 doorway into
N range with chamfered jambs and stops. Large ovolo moulded fireplace
with Delft tiles to interior. Panelling elaborately moulded with fluted
frieze from Letchworth Hall installed in 1920s. Cut string staircase in
middle range with swept handrail and 2 turned balusters to each step.
Manor granted to Knights Templars by Gilbert de Clare before 1148,
passed to Hospitallers in 1309 and remained theirs until the Dissolution
c.1540. A chapel standing a little to SSW of house is shown on the
drawing of 1804 with 4 lancet windows, corner buttresses, and pitched
roof in use as a barn, but demolished before 1875. (VCH (1912)174: inf
Listing NGR: TL2471830364
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Source: English Heritage
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