This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
SU 11 SW FORDINGBRIDGE BICKTON
9/2 Bickton Manor Farmhouse
Farmhouse, once manor house. Late C15, extended and encased late C17.
Timber-frame with brick encasing and additions, some in chequerwork, old plain tile roof. Originally 2 storey (1st floor principal) 4 bay house, then in late C17 this was encased in brick and 3 bay wing added to side at one end, forming present entrance front, this addition has attic and cellar. Entrance front of 5 windows (RH bays end of old part), gables over both pairs of outer bays. Central C20 door in sympathetic style.
Each side oculus window in square recess. To LH leaded cross window.
Three 12-pane flush frame sashes in other bays. 1st floor raised band.
On 1st floor in centre tall, thin 18-pane flush-frame sash. To LH 2 leaded cross-windows. To RH two 2-pane flush-frame sashes. All windows have rubbed arches. 2nd floor raised band on carved dentils, and a dentilled coping to 2 side gables and the intervening parapet. Gable to RH has kneeler. Middle roof has central hip-roofed dormer. To RH of centre large panelled stack (this was originally side stack to old part).
RH side of 4 bays has C17 gabled porch with 6-panel door and 12-pane sashes. 1st floor raised band and dentil eaves. Far end has exposed timber-frame on jettied 1st floor, C17 external stack and hipped roof.
Inside old part most of frame exposed including intact arch-braced roof with cross windbracing. Ground floor moulded ceiling beams (one on moulded corbel over fireplace). Stone fireplaces with moulded mantels.
Much late Cl7 plain panelling, panelled doors and part of staircase with cut balusters. Unpublished RCHM Lesser Secular Building survey of 1982)
Listing NGR: SU1484312476
Copyright IoE Mrs Pauline Thornton. Source Historic England Archive
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Photographer: Thornton, Pauline
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