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Description: Yaxley Manor House
Date Listed: 29 July 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 280338
OS Grid Reference: TM1082274474
OS Grid Coordinates: 610822, 274474
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3278, 1.0925
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MELLIS YAXLEY ROAD (NORTH SIDE)
TM 17 SW
4/49 Yaxley Manor House (formerly listed
29.7.55 under Yaxley Civil Parish)
Part of this item falls in Yaxley 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 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, wall plates 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.
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: TM1082274474
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Source: English Heritage
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