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Description: The Manor House
Date Listed: 25 October 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 230997
OS Grid Reference: SP9250376960
OS Grid Coordinates: 492503, 276960
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3829, -0.6423
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SP9276 CRANFORD ST.JOHN
1337-0/19/147 The Manor House
Large house. Early C17 (possibly earlier origin) with later
alterations. Coursed limestone rubble with ashlar dressings.
C19 plain-tile roofs with coped gables and C20 finials.
Moulded stone lateral and gable end stacks (repaired 1985)
Main block and western cross wing which, with staircase wing
and additional wing to south, creates a triple-gabled south
facade. 2 storeys and attics. South facade: gable end of west
wing has three 3-light ovolo-moulded stone mullioned windows
with cornices over. Slightly latercental staircase wing has
four 3-light windows, the lower left-hand window now only of 2
lights as a result of the later insertion of a doorway with
gauged stone head), a 4-light window with king mullion and a
sundial in the gable. Right-hand bay, later still and slightly
recessed has a 3-light window to ground and first floor and a
single-light window above. West front, altered probably early
C19, has central C20 door in moulded stone architrave with
pulvinated frieze and cornice, flanked by 3-light mullioned
and transomed windows with cornices. First floor has two
3-light and a 2- light mullioned window. Similar details to
north gable end of west wing. North front of main block has
C19 windows but a number of blocked openings can be traced
including a doorway to right. Interior: very fine early C17
full-height dog-leg staircase (similar to that in Burton
Latimer Hall (q.v.)) with gadrooned string, flat Ionic
balusters, panelled newel posts, elaborate openwork rooms
divided by reset C17 panelling. North room has inglenook
fireplace (in colossal main stack) and richly-moulded spine
beam, south room has painted sundial on ceiling. First floor
north room has moulded stone flat 4-centred arched fireplace.
Main block divided at ground floor level to form corridor and
2 rooms. Flagged floor. Jowled stone fireplace in first floor
west room. Datestone TM/AD 1629 set in paving in front of west
Listing NGR: SP9250376960
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Source: English Heritage
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