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Sandford Manor, Wembdon

Description: Sandford Manor

Grade: II
Date Listed: 29 March 1963
English Heritage Building ID: 268948

OS Grid Reference: ST2718937966
OS Grid Coordinates: 327189, 137966
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1363, -3.0420

Location: Sandford Hill, Wembdon, Somerset TA5 2AY

Locality: Wembdon
Local Authority: Sedgemoor District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA5 2AY

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Listing Text


8/97 Sandford Manor
(Formerly listed as Sandford
29.3.63 Farm House) )

Marked on OS map as Sandford Farmhouse.Manor house. Dated by inscription 1570, though
core appears earlier, C19 alterations; for Thomas Broughton. Coursed and squared red
sandstone rubble, hipped and gabled slate roofs, coped verges, C19 brick stacks. T-plan,
of 2 distinct heights, main entrance in a lower wing to rear. Entrance frontage of 2
storeys, 1:2 bays, left bay projecting; predominantly 3 and 4-light reserved chamfer stone
mullioned windows, further ovolo-moulded stone mullioned window, stopped labels, 3 window
openings to ground floor with relieving arches; 2 windows with iron stanchions and leaded
lights; 2 small single-light windows in stone surrounds to right of first floor, one
blocked. Semi-circular head stone doorcase, bold carved leaf decoration to the spandrels,
moulded cornice on fluted and reeded three-quarter columns, plain capitals, bases on
pedestals, each with a lozenge decoration, triangular pediment with a base for a finial at
its apex; achievement with mantling to tympanum, in relief;- "TB 1570"; doorway gives
onto a benched porch, studded inner plank door, pegged wooden frame. Left return of 3
bays, two 3,4 and 5-light C19 wooden mullioned windows, some with transoms; single C16
4-light stone mullioned window under a relieving arch. Gabled stair turret to West
elevation of main block, stairs removed. Some C16 ovolo moulded wooden mullioned windows
to rear elevations. Much altered interior; Salient feature the massive fireplace in
moulded 4-centred stone surround; some moulded C16 door surrounds. Much re-used
C16 panelling to the first floor; early C19 staircase. The former Manor House of the Manor
of Sandford.

Listing NGR: ST2718937966

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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