Description: The Manor House
Date Listed: 5 March 1993
English Heritage Building ID: 308865
OS Grid Reference: SP4527076320
OS Grid Coordinates: 445270, 276320
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3831, -1.3363
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SP 47 NE CHURCH ROAD
3/10000 No 34, The Manor House
House. Circa early-mid C16, remodelled and extended in C17 and C19.
Timber-frame partly rendered and partly refaced in brick with
decorative applied timber framing and pargetting. Plain tile roof with
gabled ends with pierced bargeboards. Brick axial stacks. PLAN: H-
shaped. Main range comprises a small 1-bay hall, originally open to
roof, parlour to left (E) with chamber above and shorter 2 storey bay
to right (W). There is a cross-passage on left side of hall and end
stacks, the west end also serving short kitchen range added to W end
in circa C17. The right (E) end crosswing is possibly also C17 but the
corresponding gabled wing on front of W end and the service wings
behind appear to be C19, probably added when the house was remodelled
in Tudor style in late C19. EXTERIOR: 2 STOREY 1:3:1 bay N front, end
bays in gabled crosswings with applied timber-framing and brick
nogging; centre 3 bays pargetted. Moulded 3-light mullion windows with
glazing bars, 3 ground floor canted bays. Central gabled 2-storey
porch on gothic wooden columns with carved capitals, applied timber-
frame above with canted oriel on brackets. Faced in brick at rear,
gabled cross-wing on right, long gable-ended service wing on left.
INTERIOR: Little altered since C19 and C19 joinery and chimneypieces
survive, including panelled doors, panelled window shutters and
staircase with stick balusters and column newel. Parlour has C19
marble chimneypiece, parlour chamber has larger chamfered Tudor arch
chimneypiece. Dado panelling in parlour and some old plank doors. Most
ceiling beams plastered over. Chamfered ceiling beam in east cross-
wing and kitchen at W end has chamfered beam with cyma stops and large
fireplace. Main range has 3-bay roof with collars and clasped purlins;
west bay smaller; the open hall bay at centre with wind-braces, common
rafter couples and framed partitions all smoke blackened.
Listing NGR: SP4527076320
Source: English Heritage
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