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Description: The Manor House
Date Listed: 20 May 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 195570
OS Grid Reference: TF4537176045
OS Grid Coordinates: 545371, 376045
Latitude/Longitude: 53.2615, 0.1780
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ALFORD WEST STREET
(north west side)
5/47 The Manor House
House, now museum and offices. Mid C16, cased in brick in C17,
altered C18 with C19 additions and C20 alterations. Originally
timber frame with mud walls, now red brick, with thatched roof
having raised brick coped gables with kneelers, 2 ridge and
single wall stacks. 2 storey with garrets, 7 bay front arranged
2:3:2, the outer pairs being advanced and gabled. First floor
and gable bands. The original door position was to left of the
now central C20 double panelled doors with C20 wooden pedimented
doorcase, flanked by 3 glazing bar sashes. The inner sashes
have C20 flat brick heads, the outer pair have segmental brick
heads. To first floor are 7 similar windows, the outer pairs
are in the blocking of earlier larger openings. To gables are
single glazing bar sashes, also occupying larger earlier
openings. To the left of the central first floor window is a
Fire Company plaque. At the right hand side and the rear are
lower C19 additions. Interior retains substantial bay posts on
steddlestone blocks with deeply moulded beams with run out stops
supported on jowled posts. There are 3 large brick fireplaces
with moulded bressumers. The staircase is early C19 with plain
balusters. In a first floor room is a good early C18 bolection
moulded fireplace and some wattle and daub partitions remain.
The original clasped purlin roof has been substantially altered
in the 1969 restoration. In 1661 the house became the home of
Sir Robert Christopher whose tomb is in the church.
Listing NGR: TF4537176045
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Source: English Heritage
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