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Manor Farmhouse, Hankerton

Description: Manor Farmhouse

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 2 May 1977
English Heritage Building ID: 315712

OS Grid Reference: ST9771890922
OS Grid Coordinates: 397718, 190922
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6171, -2.0343

Locality: Hankerton
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SN16 9LQ

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Listing Text

(north side)

3/90 Manor Farmhouse



Small manor house. C15 core range with c1600 cross wing and
further range, C19 alterations and additions. Coursed rubble with
some render, stone dressings and stone slate roofs: one right
lateral ashlar stack, one rear central rebuilt stone stack. U-
shaped plan with C15 range to left, 1600 wing to centre with off-
set porch and further C17 range to right; both end ranges project
to rear and an attached service wing (now kitchen) projects to the
south from the C15 range to the left. C15 wing of 2-storeys, 1-
window Upper window is a 2-light chamfered mullion, ground floor
is masked by service range. Central 2-storey 1600 block with a
paired 8-light cross-mullion window to ground floor and two 2-light
chamfered mullions with small leaded pane casements to upper.
Projecting porch with cambered-headed doorway and 3-light mullion
to parvise above; 6-panel door with 2 top lights. Range to right
has 2-light C20 casement to ground floor and a 2-light concrete
mullion above. C15 range has another 2-light chamfered-mullion to
rear gable end and the staircase tower has a 2-light chamfered oak
Interior: C15 core range to the left has a dairy on the ground
floor with massive chamfered beams and a 4-bay first floor hall
above, now divided, with cusped trusses and ogee-cusped wind
braces. In the northern section is a 1600 fireplace with
polygonal bases to its shafts and some contemporary panelling. In
the angle between this wing and the central block is a fine, wide
oak newel staircase which is extremely stout in spite of movement.
The central wing has a ground floor hall, now divided, with a huge
off-set fireplace with columned jambs and an early C17 rustic
plaster ceiling with floral and heraldic motifs including
wheatsheafs (a reference to the Hungerford family). Further
plaster ceilings with identical decoration in the eastern range,
particularly on the first floor which has a room with a coved
ceiling in a very poor state of repair on resurvey (August 1986).
Former kitchen to ground floor of eastern range with massive Tudor-
arched fireplace. A fine small manor house, little altered,
formerly the seat of the Earle family who moved to Eastcourt in the
early C18.

Listing NGR: ST9771890922

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Source: English Heritage

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