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The Old Manor, Croscombe

Description: The Old Manor

Grade: I
Date Listed: 2 June 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 267525

OS Grid Reference: ST5927644317
OS Grid Coordinates: 359276, 144317
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1966, -2.5842

Location: A371, Croscombe, Somerset BA5 3QL

Locality: Croscombe
Local Authority: Mendip District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA5 3QL

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Listing Text


14/52 The Old Manor
(previously listed on Shepton
(North side)

6V I

Rectorial manor house now house. Circa 1460-1489 for Hugh Sugar, the Treasurer of Wells Cathedral, further C16 and C18
alterations and additions. Roughcast and colourwashed, triple Roman and pantile roof, coped verges, 2 rendered, 2 brick
and a single hexagonal ashlar stacks, 2 small C19 gabled dormers. Cross-passage plan; 2 storeys and attic, 3:1:2 bays;
salient feature the projecting 2-storey gabled bay with coping and cruciform finial; 4-light hollow moulded king
mullioned window to ground floor on front; similar 3-light window each side; detached anta with a pointed head recess
to each outer face; 2-light stone-mullioned window to first floor, cusped lights and quatrefoiled spandrels, stopped
label, iron stanchion bars; simple 2-liqht window to each side; single light window to gable face. Remainder of
openings with 2 and 3-light ovolo moulded stone mullioned windows, the majority with stopped labels and leaded lights,
single transoms to right 2 windows on first floor; single light window directly adjacent to left of projecting bay in a
moulded stone surround, 8-pane sash window, label with carved heads as stops. Door opening between second and third
bays from left, moulded stone architrave, reproduction ribbed and studded door; further door adjacent to right of
projecting bay. Large sloping buttress to right of frontage. Interior with 2 moulded cross-beamed ceilings; stone
fireplace with a lintel with 4 carved quatrefoils; the projecting bay with a ribbed stone ceiling to ground floor with
arms of Hugh Sugar; newel stairs; further lesser features. (RD Reid, Some Buildings of Mendip, 1979; VAG report,
unpublished SRO 1977; Pevsner N, Buildings of England, North Somerset and Bristol; 1958).

Listing NGR: ST5927644317

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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