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Manor House Christian Rest Home, Bacton

Description: Manor House Christian Rest Home

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 29 July 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 280487

OS Grid Reference: TM0499067153
OS Grid Coordinates: 604990, 267153
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2643, 1.0026

Location: Church Road, Stowmarket IP14 4LW

Locality: Bacton
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP14 4LW

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Listing Text

TM 06 NW

1/5 Manor House Christian
Rest Home (formerly
29.7.55 listed as Manorhouse

- II*

Old peoples home, formerly manor house. Circa 1720-1730, for George Pretyman (died
1732). Red brick with burnt headers; a band at first storey incorporating moulded
keys above the centre of each window. Plain tiled roofs with hipped slightly set-
forward end bays. C19 internal chimneys of red brick and gabled C19 dormers with
sashes. Eaves cornice with wooden modillions. A central brick pediment with
dentils rising into the apex; in the tympanum is a coat of arms added in 1738 when
a Pretyman married Arabella Shelton, whose arms are quartered on the shield, with
Pretyman, Garneys and Pistor. The shield is surrounded by a cartouche and a garland
of fruit and flowers. Two storeys and attics. A pair of wings 2-windows wide,
are minimally set forward flanking a 5-window main range. Tall, narrow windows
with flat arches of finely-gauged brick and painted keystones; original flush frames
with mid C19 8-light sashes. 8-panel fielded door, architrave surround, fluted
Doric pilasters, console brackets, with cornice broken above, and a segmental
pedestal. Fine original internal features: a large panelled staircase hall, with
concave twisted balusters to the stairs. Several fully panelled rooms, with four
overmantel paintings all by T Bardwell in c1720-1730. One is of this house and
includes lower pavilions on each side (demolished in C19), garden walling and gate-
ways, all removed. Another painting is of Furness Abbey, another a scene from
Don Quixote and another of Susannah and the Elders. There are also original
pictorial tapestries. Rear ranges of late C19 and late C20.

Listing NGR: TM0499067153

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Source: English Heritage

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