Description: Manor House Barn and Approach Bridge
Date Listed: 10 September 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 324854
OS Grid Reference: SE0133961797
OS Grid Coordinates: 401339, 461797
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0521, -1.9810
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THORPE MAIN STREET
14/99 Manor House barn
and Approach Bridge
Barn, coach house and stable. Dated 1697 but rebuilt late C18 - early
C19. Coursed squared limestone rubble and ashlar, graduated stone slate
roof. Northern half of 2 storeys and 2 bays, the southern end of 3
bays, open to roof. Quoins. West facade, bays 1 and 2: two 12-pane
top-hinged windows to ground floor. 9-pane windows above, all in plain
stone surrounds. Bays 3, 4 and 5: tall central cart entrance, the
segmental arch of edge-tooled gritstone; voussoirs, quoined jambs.
A reset date stone above has raised lettering "I B M 1697". The east
entrance is approached across a single arch ashlar bridge with stone
plain parapets. The cart entrance is flanked by 2 tiers of 3 vents
(to left) and 2 vents (to right). Moulded kneelers, gable copings.
Rear: bay 2 has an external stair to a 6-panel door in plain surround,
a 9-pane window to right; moulded stone gutter brackets. Added out-
buildings not of special interest. Left return: principal facade of
coach house, facing the Manor House (qv): semi-circular arches to coach
entrance left and stable doorway, right. The coach-arch has edge-tooled
voussoirs and projecting keystone; imposts and keystone to stable door.
Inserted square loading door to first floor, centre, above projecting
ashlar band, a second band at eaves level above; in the gable an oval
glazed window below 3 tiers of pigeon holes with perching ledges and
a round-arched owl hole to apex. Local people remember that the upper
floor was once used as a chapel or non-conformist meeting place.
Listing NGR: SE0133961797
Source: English Heritage
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