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The Manor, Cannington

Description: The Manor

Grade: I
Date Listed: 29 March 1963
English Heritage Building ID: 268871

OS Grid Reference: ST2630539427
OS Grid Coordinates: 326305, 139427
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1493, -3.0550

Location: Gurney Street, Cannington, Somerset TA5 2HW

Locality: Cannington
Local Authority: Sedgemoor District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA5 2HW

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Listing Text


8/23 The Manor
(formerly listed as Gurney Street
Manor [now converted into 9
flats] under General)


- I

Manor house, attached chapel wing, detached kitchen block to rear connected by a covered walk; now flats; for Walter
Mitchell. C15; C16, and C17 minor additions, some C19 alterations; some C20 internal division. Random rubble, rendered,
triple Roman tile roofs, hipped to West of hall range, coped verges with bases for finials, brick stacks, further
projecting rubble stack to rear with brick cap, crenellated octagonal dressed stone stack. Cross passage house with an
open hall, later floored, later wings at right angles to East and West ends, attached chapel wing to rear kitchen with
first floor access to the chapel wing. Irregular frontage of 2 storeys, 1:1:1:1:1 bays, two 3 and 4-light moulded stone
mullioned windows; left bay in a projecting gabled wing, in addition to windows 3 narrow slits to frontage, inner
return with a door opening in a chamfered stone 4-centred arch surround. Corresponding door opening to right wing,
front facing gable blank, 4-light mullioned window to first floor of inner return. Principal door opening in a gabled
porch, third bay from left, moulded 4-centred arch outer door opening, stopped label, blank shields to the spandrels,
2-light window to first floor, stopped label; similar inner door opening, C19 door. Returns in a similar style; chapel
wing with a large 5-light mullioned window in ground floor of West gable wall, corresponding 4-light window to first
floor, East wall with a 3-light window, each light with a cusped head, further blocked mullioned and transomed windows
to South wall. The upper floor of the chapel wing is connected to the upper floor of the the kitchen wing by a short
elevated passageway supported to each side of ground floor on a narrow 4-centred archway; 2-light mullioned and
transomed window to first floor of West end of kitchen wing, each light with a cusped head, some iron stanchions
remaining. A covered walk joins the rear of the cross passage to the kitchen wing, roof supported on jointed crucks
with a cambered collar. The roofs to the East cross wing of the house, the chapel wing and the kitchen wing are of
cruck construction, some archbracing. Many other noteworthy features are to be found inside; remains of a C17 strapwork
plaster ceiling to first floor of chapel; also in the chapel a piscina; fireplace in massive stone surround with a
chamfered 4-centred arch opening to East ground floor room of house. (VAG Report, unpublished SRO, 1982; VCH

Listing NGR: ST2629639435

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Source: English Heritage

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