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The Manor House, Wickham Market

Description: The Manor House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 16 March 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 285210

OS Grid Reference: TM3013255871
OS Grid Coordinates: 630132, 255871
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1531, 1.3627

Location: B1438, Wickham Market, Suffolk IP13 0QU

Locality: Wickham Market
Local Authority: Suffolk Coastal District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP13 0QU

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Listing Text

The following building:-

(west side)
5/37 No 64, The Manor House
GV 16.3.66 II

shall be upgraded to Grade II* (star) and the entry shall be amended to read:-

(west side)
5/37 No 64, The Manor House
GV 16.3.66 II*

House. Early and mid C16, in 2 main phases, with later rear additions. Timber-flamed and
plastered, the roof plaintiled at the front and pantiled at the rear. A rear lean-to is slated. Brick
ridge stack to far right and lateral stack to rear left. Cross-passage plan with hall to right and
parlour to left. 2 storeys, with a continuous jettied front carried on leaf-carved brackets.
3-window range, 2- and 3-light casements, each light with a single slender horizontal glazing
bar. Central cross-passage doorway, the door with 6 sunk bolection-moulded panels, the centre
2 glazed. Interior: The house has a complex development, with early C16 hall cell, and to left
of cross-passage, a mid C16 parlour which replaced medieval work. The hall has ogee-moulded
ceiling beams and wall posts, and knee-braces with high quality foliage-carved spandrels. There
is a good in situ plank and muntin screen with moulded and embattled head and original wide
central 4-centre arched entrance off the cross-passage. The fireplace lintel has defaced embattled
decoration. Adjacent to the stack is a carved 4-centre arched doorway; this led into an earlier
parlour cross-wing, sold off at an early date and now mostly within No 66 (qv). A small part
within No 64 has a fully-moulded ceiling beam. Against the rear wall is some oak panelling of
c1600, and there is a C18 corner cupboard. The hall chamber has good close studding and
evidence for at least one oriel window. The open truss is in the form of a cambered tie beam
with braces meeting to form a 4-centred arch. It carries a square crown post with moulded base
and embattled cap, its 2-way bracing to the collar purlin missing but the roof timbers otherwise
intact. The parlour ceiling beam and wallposts have multiple roll mouldings with cut-off leaf
stops. Above is some good exposed framing and a plain crown-post roof. A lean-to behind the
parlour has a fireplace with fine roll-moulded lintel with central shield carved with the initials
RW, for Robert Wingfield, Lord of the Manor c1538. This has been reset, and probably came
from the parlour.


TM 3055-3155
5/37 No.64(The Manor House)
House. Early C16. Timber framed and plastered with plaintiled roof. 2
storeys: jettied with carved brackets. 3 window range: modern casements. 4
panelled modern door with upper panels glazed. Brick stack to east gable.
Good interior timber beams and posts. Building much restored.

Listing NGR: TM3012855872

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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