Description: Sproughton Manor
Date Listed: 6 March 1972
English Heritage Building ID: 277362
OS Grid Reference: TM1278645616
OS Grid Coordinates: 612786, 245616
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0680, 1.1031
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TM 1245 SPROUGHTON
5/34 Sproughton Manor
House, 1863 by W E Nesfield for Col Henry Phillipps. Grey brick, grey and yellow
stone dressings, tile and slate roofs. Asymmetrical facade. 3 bays. 2 and
2½ storeys. Left hand bay. 2li storeys part beneath half-hipped gable. 1st
floor brick band. Stepped diagonal buttress to left hand return. Mansard porch
of fish scale slate on timber brackets on yellow stone corbels. Similar stone
doorway With chamfered jambs and cambered corbels with round carved motif.
2-leeved door of 8 sunk panels. One ground floor and 2 1st floor timber casements
of one and two lights, beneath semicircular brick arches, the tympana of the
left hand windows in chequer-work grey brick, that above the right hand window
in herringbone, and all picked out in red mortar. 3 light attic window beneath
flat head. Brick stack with raised moulded brick panels. Iron finial to gables,
crested ridge tiles, crest of HP set in wall to left of door. Rainwater head
dated 1863. 2 storey gabled central bay comprising a full-height hall, ground
floor bow window with cross casements and parapet of pierced brickwork forming
angular lozenges. One 1st floor arched headed cross-window. Gable ball finial.
Right hand bay. 3 6-light cross casements to ground floor, beneath similar
arched heads with the tympana in herringbone brickwork. 2 similar 1st floor
windows. Rear range stack with brick panels and moulded cap.
Garden front. Symmetrical, 3 bays, that to centre set back, the forward bays
beneath mansard roofs. 3 storeys. The outer bays having ground floor timber
casements with glazed margins and overlights, the tympana with herringbone brick-
work. 2 similarly treated 1st floor casements, 2 3-light 2nd floor casements
having flat arches. Central bay. 2-leaved French window beneath overlight
with vertical glazing bars, and behind C20 glazed verandah. 2 1st floor casements
beneath one arch with similar tympanum to 2nd floor window having flat arches.
Rear wall. Arms to Henry Phillipps and Lucy Birch Phillipps.
Listing NGR: TM1278645616
Source: English Heritage
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