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Manor Farm House, Thurston

Description: Manor Farm House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 11 January 1991
English Heritage Building ID: 281278

OS Grid Reference: TL9272265642
OS Grid Coordinates: 592722, 265642
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2552, 0.8222

Location: Thurston, Suffolk IP31 3QJ

Locality: Thurston
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP31 3QJ

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Listing Text


1/173 Manor Farm House

- II

and the entry shall be amended to read:


1/173 Manor Farm House

- 11.1.91 II* (star)




1/173 II

Estate Farmhouse. 1876 by Philip Webb with minor late C20 alterations.
Red brick in Flemish bond. Steeply pitched red pantile hipped roof with
deep sprocketed eaves and wooden balustrade at apex. Symmetrically
arranged brick axial stacks.

Plan: Double depth square plan with entrance hall, staircase behind
the right hand room and single storey service wing around small yard
at the back.

'Queen Anne' domestic revival style.

2 storeys and attic. Symmetrical 3-bay south front. Narrow 8-pane sashes
on ground floor with segmental relieving arches and herringbone brickwork
in tympanae. 2 and 3-light casements on first floor with glazing bars.
Central recessed porch with wide segmental brick arch in 4 arches on splayed
jambs with plain polygonal brick capitals; niches inside porch with rubbled
brick shell canopies and wooden seats; glazed and- panelled door and
rectangular overlight. Pair of central axial stacks at front clasping flat
roof dormer. Deep corbelled brick stringcourse at first floor level around
house. Right hand east return has canted bay on left of ground floor and
hipped dormer. Left hand west side has late C20 conservatory; Rear and sides
all have similar sashes on ground floor and casements on first floor to
those at front. Single storey service wing at rear with hipped pantile roof
which is carried down on east side over verandah with wooden posts.

Interior: most of the original joinery survives including open-well stick
baluster staircase with ball finials to the newels; single bolection
chimneypieces with shelves on first floor and attic. The ground floor
chimney pieces are replacements. Large kitchen fireplace with segmental
arch and kitchen dresser. Good scullery-back kitchen fireplace, its high
lintel jettied out on corbelled jambs and with oven.

Note: Manor Farmhouse was originally the home farm of the Nether Hall

Source: Information supplied by S.R. Kirk

Listing NGR: TL9272265642

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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