Description: Manor House
Date Listed: 19 March 1962
English Heritage Building ID: 311922
OS Grid Reference: ST9803454300
OS Grid Coordinates: 398034, 154300
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2878, -2.0296
CHEVERELL MAGNA CHURCH STREET
ST 95 SE
5/18 Manor House
House. c1690 for James Townsend I, enlarged early C18, altered
later C18. English bond brickwork with tiled roofs. Two storeys
and attic. 'U'-plan comprising central block with forward end
wings on north, entrance side, the courtyard filled in C18 with
garden wall bond, containing large stair hall and stair. To left,
a formerly detached C17 dwelling, probably a curate's house
separated by driveway, later built up to contain kitchen and
services. Central door approached by steps, panelled, within stone
surround, and timber pediment on cut brackets. Wings have 16-paned
sashes with concealed boxes and gauged brick lintels with
keystones. Moulded string course, extended over central infilling
as plat band. Central section gabled, with stone copings and
rampant lion terminals. Oval window to attic. Wings have hipped
roofs. Two 3-flue brick stack with shafts joined at heads. Left
building has 3-light stone-mullioned windows and is extended at
angle at rear to form wing. Date on rainwater hoppers 1781.
Interior: Drawing room in original centre block at rear of hall
has C18 panelling, and remains of similar panelling in large
parlour in right wing. Small parlour in left wing is complete with
C17 oak panelling, brought from Frome and reset in early C19.
Stair early C19.
Listing NGR: ST9802454299
Source: English Heritage
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