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Morley Manor, Morley

Description: Morley Manor

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 2 October 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 226534

OS Grid Reference: TM0544699429
OS Grid Coordinates: 605446, 299429
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5539, 1.0290

Location: Deopham Road, Morley, Norfolk NR18 9DF

Locality: Morley
Local Authority: South Norfolk District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR18 9DF

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Listing Text


9/59 Morley Manor
(Formerly listed as
Manor Farmhouse)

2.10.51 II*

Former manor house. Early C17 thoroughly refurbished in the early C18. Underbuilt
timber frame mainly rendered with some weather-boarding on east wing. Plaintiled
roofs. Symmetrical U plan incorporating barn as east wing. 2 original stair-outshuts
to side and rear and an C18 stair-outshut to rear. 2 storeys with attics. C18
heightened main facade with a panelled central front door with a pedimented doorcase
with quadrant Doric fluted jambs. Interesting bay rhythm (a,b,a,a,b,a,b,a,b,a,a,b,a)
of sash windows (a) with glazing bars. 3 windows blind and painted. Moulded string-
course and coved cornice. C18 brick stair-outshut to rear with an elaborate moulded
and dentiled cornice. Off-centre axial stacks to main and west wings and one external
stack to rear of main wing. One original winding stair from first floor to attic with
a facetted newel. Jowled wall posts, arch-braced ties and collar and butt-purlin
roofs. Part of window bay of timber frame uncovered with ovolo-cum-ogee moulded
reveals. Fine C18 staircase with irontwist balusters and scrolled tread-ends. C18
doors throughout with raised and fielded panels. Very fine coved recess with carved
shell at base of semi-dome, fluted pilasters and elaborate spandrel carving.

Listing NGR: TM0544699429

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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