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Manor House, Capel St Mary

Description: Manor House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 30 October 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 278825

OS Grid Reference: TM0860337152
OS Grid Coordinates: 608603, 237152
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9936, 1.0370

Location: Old London Road, Capel St Mary, Suffolk IP9 2JU

Locality: Capel St Mary
Local Authority: Babergh District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP9 2JU

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Listing Text

Manor House


House. C15/C16 or earlier origin with later alterations and additions. C19
restorations. Timber framed and plastered with some C19 brickwork. Red plain
tiled roofs. Off centre left chimney stack with attached shafts to central hall,
similar stack to right crosswing, rear external stack to left crosswing return,
central forward stack and single storey bakeoven to left extension. One storey
and attics central hall, 2 storey right and left gabled crosswings and left
forward wing. C19 barge boards to crosswing gables, 2 gabled dormers to hall and
gabled porch. 1:2:1 window range of various vertically sliding sashes to main
ranges. The C15/C16 left wing was converted into a C19 dairy and has a louvred
window to right of the bake oven and a horizontal sliding sash window over, loft
door to left return and a vertically sliding sash window to right return. C19
gabled porch to hall, segmental archway, C20 door. Rear walls, C19 red brick
faced with circular iron tie plates. Plaster and batten decoration to gables. A
small rear gable is possibly the original stair turret. Much of the original
frame is concealed, but heavy chamfered ceiling and bridging joists are exposed
in the main rooms. There is a simple 2 armed crown post roof, supported by an
arch braced cambered tie beam in the left crosswing. Halved and bridled top
plate scarf to rear wall. A heavy bridging joist supported by a moulded jowled
storey post in the kitchen, probably supporting the inserted hall ceiling. The
left wing still retains a C19 dairy with brick floor, bake oven and meat hooks on
ceiling beams. Halved and bridled top plate scarf, arched wall braces.

Listing NGR: TM0860337152

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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