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Old Manor House, Axbridge

Description: Old Manor House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 9 February 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 268661

OS Grid Reference: ST4300854553
OS Grid Coordinates: 343008, 154553
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2873, -2.8186

Location: High Street, Axbridge, Somerset BS26 2AF

Locality: Axbridge
Local Authority: Sedgemoor District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BS26 2AF

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Listing Text


12/9 No 19
(Old Manor House)



Manor house. Early C17, refronted c1804. Rendered, emphasised quoins, small central stone date-plaque with illegible
inscription, parapet with plain coping, hipped slate roof, single brick stack visible from the street, small central
square cupola with ogee "fish scale" slate roof, similar slate hangings to its walls, 3-light casement with leaded
lights and stained glass to each side, ball final to roof with a wind-vane dated 1752. Three storeys, 3 bay frontage,
12-pane sash windows, flush mounted, stepped voussoirs. Door opening to left, massive framed and studded door in a
moulded surround, stopped to base, carved brackets (outer ends broken off and hood missing); decorative carved wood
attached to lintel. Inner lobby, further door opening, 6-panelled door with flanking pilasters, fanlight with radiating
glazing bars. Fine late C17 plaster ceiling to front room on first floor with pendant, incorporates early C19 painted
decoration; similar early C19 decoration to front ground floor room; late C17 dog-leg staircase, some C17 doors and
door surrounds to first floor; other, minor co-eval features including Victorian wall paper to first floor.

Listing NGR: ST4300554551

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Source: English Heritage

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