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The Old Manor House, Manningford

Description: The Old Manor House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 4 June 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 311048

OS Grid Reference: SU1395058411
OS Grid Coordinates: 413950, 158411
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3246, -1.8012

Location: Manningford, Wiltshire SN9 6JW

Locality: Manningford
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SN9 6JW

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Listing Text

SU 15 NW (west side)

2/97 The Old Manor House
Farmhouse, early C17. Timber framed on malmstone sill, with
rendered brick noggings. Thatched roof. Two storeys and attics.
Main block at right angles to road, lobby entry plan, originally
symmetrical about two-storey gabled porch, the upper floor jettied
on dragon beams. Rear wing of 3 bays, partly rebuilt in C19, and
gabled block at left end, early C19, but probably replacing earlier
framed bay. Porch has turned wood balusters either side, now
glazed and carved brackets. Panelled door. Internal door and
flanking studs removed. Windows all renewed 1985, now timber with
diamond leading. Rear of front block originally single-storey and
attic, raised later to 2 storeys. Framing 2 panels high to ground
floor, upper floor one panel with added height in close studding,
with braces. Bays each side of porch gabled, and end also gabled;
the attic window blocked and bearing date 1636. Carved bargeboards
and finial. Rear wing 3 panels high with straight corner braces.
Gables to central bay facing road, which has been raised by 1
panel. Brick wing at left end has stepped 3-light timber window
and similar window to end gable of rear wing. Interior: large
chalkstone stack in centre, the upper flue rebuilt. Undergoing
extensive restoration 1985. The house is allegedly where Mary
Nicholas (whose monument is in St Peter's Church, q.v.) sheltered
Charles II after the Battle of Worcester, and for which deed she
acquired the right to the royal arms in canton on her escutcheon.

Listing NGR: SU1395058411

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Source: English Heritage

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