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Description: South Muskham Prebend
Date Listed: 11 September 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 242338
OS Grid Reference: SK7034953776
OS Grid Coordinates: 470349, 353776
Latitude/Longitude: 53.0766, -0.9513
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1919-0/11/47 (North side)
11/09/61 South Muskham Prebend
(Formerly Listed as:
Former prebendal house of South Muskham, now an old people's
home. Mid C15, remodelled early C18 and c1800. Rear addition
in sympathetic style, 1954. Formerly timber framed, now brick,
rendered and colourwashed, with stone dressings and slate and
concrete tile roofs. 2 storeys, 1-4-1 windows, H-plan
preserving the form of central hall with parlour and service
wings. Small plinth to front, coped gables, 2 external side
wall stacks, 2 ridge stacks. Windows are glazing bar sashes.
Recessed centre has a full width early C19 verandah with cast
iron posts and crest. Beneath it, C20 glazed door to left, and
3 windows to its right. Beyond, in each wing, a single window.
Interior has in the left wing a high quality C15 collar purlin
roof with castellated king posts, and remains of a timber
framed gable. Central hallway has an early C18 cantilevered
stair with moulded string and fluted and twisted balusters and
scrolled handrail. Rearranged C17 panelling with chip carving
and 4 marquetry panels. Right wing has on the first floor an
Adam style wooden fireplace with corniced stone mantelshelf.
The collar purlin roof is unusual in the east midlands. The
house was leased from the late C18 by John Thomas Becher,
builder of Hill House (qv), and remained in the Becher family
almost continuously till 1916. This building is one of the 9
remaining prebendal houses formerly attached to Southwell
(Norman Summers: A Prospect of Southwell: London: 1974-:
Listing NGR: SK7034953776
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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