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Yaxley Manor House, Yaxley

Description: Yaxley Manor House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 29 July 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 279615

OS Grid Reference: TM1082274475
OS Grid Coordinates: 610822, 274475
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3278, 1.0925

Location: Yaxley, Suffolk IP23 8DB

Locality: Yaxley
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP23 8DB

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Listing Text

TM 17 SW
3/157 Yaxley Manor House
- II*

Part of this item falls in Mellis Civil Parish. Farmhouse. c.1520 probably
for J. Fanner, service wing added c.1600 and altered mid C17 for Felgate
family, altered c.1910. Timber frame, Fletton brick cased and colourwashed on
ground floor, roughcast with sham timber framing on first floor. Steeply
pitched plaintiled roofs. A large 6 bay 3 cell range with an added service
cross wing extending forward to right to form an L on plan. All 2 storeys and
attics. Continuously jettied front to main range. Ground floor: entrance in
original position in a C20 brick projection replacing original porch and
retaining original 4-centred arched panelled door, carved spandrels with
initials I.F., restored roll moulded surround with Gothic 7-light fanlight,
outer 4-centred arch with initialed spandrels on restored roll moulded and
shafted pilasters. Recessed casement windows, 3 lights to hall, 4 lights to
parlour, in front of stack a C20 lean-to projection with a 2-light window.
Original heavily roll moulded bressumer to jettied first floor with 3-light
glazing bar casements. Boxed eaves. C17 axial ridge stack with 5 conjoined
hexagonal shafts. Brick cased left gable end with attic light and
bargeboards. Service wing to right has a slightly lower ridge with an
entrance in second bay from front, first floor casements. Internal ridge stack
to front gable end with C20 tile hanging and bargeboards. Right return all
brick cased with an entrance in second bay, recessed 2 and 3-light segmental
headed casements. Gable end to rear of service wing extending slightly
further than main range which is all brick cased with segmental headed
casements to rear. Interior: panelled entrance porch originally opened
straight into hall with elaborately and continuously roll moulded crossed
binding beams and storey posts, triple roll mould in cavetto and stop
chamfered joists, early C17 panelling with a fluted pilaster with a strapwork
capital, a 4-centred arched doorway leads to stairs behind stack and to
parlour with an axial quadruple roll moulded binding beam, roll moulded mid-
rails. Doorway from hall to service end has a 4 centred arched head with
carved rose and pomegranate spandrels, roll moulded surround. First floor
arched braces from jowled posts to cambered tie beams, wallplates and tie
beams are chamfered and lightly roll moulded, axial binding beams. Crown post
roof over hall and service bays, chamfered square crown posts, 2 way
longitudinal arched braces, largely removed, struts from tie beams to collars.
Parlour reroofed in C17 with double purlins, lower butt purlins, upper purlins
clasped by collars. Service wing has close studding, stop chamfered binding
beams, first floor moulded posts, cut arched braces to tie beams, some
panelling, double butt purlin roof with collars to principal rafters, ridge
piece. Grade II* for interior details. (East Anglian Miscellany, 1918, p.87).

Listing NGR: TM1082274475

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Source: English Heritage

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