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Manor House, Marston Magna

Description: Manor House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 19 April 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 262680

OS Grid Reference: ST5930322306
OS Grid Coordinates: 359303, 122306
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9987, -2.5813

Location: Garston Lane, Marston Magna, Somerset BA22 8DW

Locality: Marston Magna
Local Authority: South Somerset District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA22 8DW

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Listing Text


9/65 Manor House


- II*

Manor House. Dated 1613. Local stone roughly squared and coursed, Ham
stone dressings; plain clay tiles over 2 base courses stone slates
between coped gables; central and end stone chimney stacks - former
extended in brick. 2-storeys, 6-bays: sizeable through- passage house
with possibly a solar at East end. Cambered arched doorway almost
central in bay 3 having moulded jamb; left two 5-light ovolo mould
mullioned windows with rectangular leaded panes sharing label mould with
doorway; to right small 2-light then two 5-light mullioned windows all
under the same label mould; on first floor; left three 4-light mullioned
windows under common label; right small 2-light and two 4-lights again
sharing a label. Small roofed 2-storey extension on East side, possibly
a garderobe; to rear of East room full height extension suggesting
former solar, set in wall here a sundial with motto "As shadows so man's
life doth go" and date 1613. Also rear C20 extension. Internally the
ceiling beams have scroll-stop chamfers except in the East room, where
they are more rudimentary. 2 Tudor-arched wood doorways and one door
survive; otherwise the internal fittings such as staircase and doorways
mainly of C18: plain layout little altered, except for staircase
position: site of former winding stair identifiable adjacent to central
fireplaces: all fireplaces C20 early replacements. Despite its C18
remodelling a very good survival.

Listing NGR: ST5930322306

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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