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The Old Manor House, Farnham

Description: The Old Manor House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 15 March 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 331775

OS Grid Reference: SE3503160438
OS Grid Coordinates: 435031, 460438
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0387, -1.4666

Location: 1 Beech Close, Farnham, North Yorkshire HG5 9JS

Locality: Farnham
Local Authority: Harrogate Borough Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: HG5 9JS

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Listing Text

(south side)

4/18 The Old Manor House
(formerly listed as Manor
15.3.66 House Cottage)


House. Dated 1667 with later alterations. Coursed squared gritstone
rubble, pantile roof with one eaves course of stone slates. 2 storeys,
lobby-entry plan, 5 bays with rear outshut. Plinth and quoins. A fine
plank door with iron studs and strap hinges, bay 3 in a moulded surround
with quoined jambs and shallow triangular-arched lintel inscribed with the
date. 2 small rectangular chamfered windows above. C20 small-paned windows
thoughout, of 2 and 3 lights in the style of side-sliding sashes. The
ground-floor bay-1 window is in a blocked doorway with large lintel; the
blocking of a wider mullioned window to bay 4 is clearly visible. C20
garage doors to bay 5. A continuous string course across the length of the
building has been cut back but it can be seen stepping up over the present
entrance and over the blocked doorway. Bulbous kneelers, gable copings; C20
brick stack straddles the ridge opposite the entrance, small end stack left;
an C18 brick stack to rear of the ridge, bay 2. Left return: brick flue
from adjoining scullery, now kitchen, is visible above the roof line of the
added range which is not included in the listing. Right return: the rear
outshut of one build with the house; inserted ground-floor windows, 3-light
recessed chamfered mullion window to first floor right, with a blocked
rectangular window below. Interior: entrance is onto the side of a large
stack with back to back fireplaces. The room to right has a chamfered
mantel beam and a large ceiling beam with pyramid stops. The left room has
a mantel beam and brick lined oven; the rear wall of this room has oak
panelling with moulded framing. 3 principal posts with curved braces divide
the main rooms from the rear aisle; closely spaced studs are exposed on the
first floor. The rear staircase is original, rising round a chamfered newel
post and entered from the main (right) room through a plank door. The upper
rooms are ceiled over at purlin level; tie beams and wall plates are
visible. A good example of a stone-built house which retains the timber
framing of roof trusses, rear aisle and partitions,and original door and

Listing NGR: SE3503160446

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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