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Description: The Manor House
Date Listed: 6 June 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 195341
OS Grid Reference: TF2952095466
OS Grid Coordinates: 529520, 395466
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4401, -0.0516
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TF 29 NE LUDBOROUGH MAIN STREET
4/34 The Manor House
House. C16 with C19 and C20 alterations. Red brick rendered and
colourwashed with slate roof and 2 yellow brick ridge stacks.
Cross passage plan. 2 storey, irregular 7 bay front having
plinth, double first floor string course and intermittent eaves
band with central 2 storeyed C19 porch. Central 6 panelled door
in C16 stone surround with quirked sunk wave moulding, flanked by
C19 Doric columns in antis with cornice over. The C19 outer
doorway is 4 centred and of moulded brick. To left are glazing
bar sashes, one to the ground. To the right is a glazing bar
sash with above and to the left, a pediment. Beyond is a 3 light
sliding sash window and a planked C19 door. To first floor are 6
glazing bar sashes. To left hand gable a disconnected pediment
rises above the string course. Rear elevation has a central
porch extended to right in C20. It has an outer 4 centred
archway with chamfered square surround. The sides of the porch
have 4 centred blank arches of moulded brick. The inner doorway
is C19 in its present form but to the right the original C16
splayed reveal is visible. To left is a probably original
opening with stepped reveal and pediment and beyond again is a
further smaller pedimented opening. The double string course
noted on the front of the house continues across this elevaton
and the end bays project slightly and are separately roofed.
Interior. The left hand end room has a very fine C16 ceiling
comprising a moulded and dentillated beam with jewelled and
strapwork ends, the joists are concave moulded with fish scale
decoration and shield shaped stops. Over the rear window is a
panel with ornate strapwork decoration. In the hall is a timber
corbel, deeply carved, supporting a post and beam with chamfered
stop. At the right hand end the room has splayed and shield
shaped stops to joists and beam. The roof is complete and is of
clasped purlin construction with large rafters, ridge and
collars, and through purlins with numbered principals.
Listing NGR: TF2952095466
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Source: English Heritage
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