The Manor House

22 Jul 2002
The Manor House, 64 High Street, Wickham Market, Suffolk Coastal, Suffolk, IP13 0QU
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

The following building:-

WICKHAM MARKET HIGH STREET TM3055-3155 (west side) 5/37 No 64, The Manor House GV 16.3.66 II

shall be upgraded to Grade II* (star) and the entry shall be amended to read:-

TM3055 WICKHAM MARKET HIGH STREET (west side) 5/37 No 64, The Manor House GV 16.3.66 II*

House. Early and mid C16, in 2 main phases, with later rear additions. Timber-flamed and plastered, the roof plaintiled at the front and pantiled at the rear. A rear lean-to is slated. Brick ridge stack to far right and lateral stack to rear left. Cross-passage plan with hall to right and parlour to left. 2 storeys, with a continuous jettied front carried on leaf-carved brackets.

3-window range, 2- and 3-light casements, each light with a single slender horizontal glazing bar. Central cross-passage doorway, the door with 6 sunk bolection-moulded panels, the centre 2 glazed. Interior: The house has a complex development, with early C16 hall cell, and to left of cross-passage, a mid C16 parlour which replaced medieval work. The hall has ogee-moulded ceiling beams and wall posts, and knee-braces with high quality foliage-carved spandrels. There is a good in situ plank and muntin screen with moulded and embattled head and original wide central 4-centre arched entrance off the cross-passage. The fireplace lintel has defaced embattled decoration. Adjacent to the stack is a carved 4-centre arched doorway; this led into an earlier parlour cross-wing, sold off at an early date and now mostly within No 66 (qv). A small part within No 64 has a fully-moulded ceiling beam. Against the rear wall is some oak panelling of c1600, and there is a C18 corner cupboard. The hall chamber has good close studding and evidence for at least one oriel window. The open truss is in the form of a cambered tie beam with braces meeting to form a 4-centred arch. It carries a square crown post with moulded base and embattled cap, its 2-way bracing to the collar purlin missing but the roof timbers otherwise intact. The parlour ceiling beam and wallposts have multiple roll mouldings with cut-off leaf stops. Above is some good exposed framing and a plain crown-post roof. A lean-to behind the parlour has a fireplace with fine roll-moulded lintel with central shield carved with the initials RW, for Robert Wingfield, Lord of the Manor c1538. This has been reset, and probably came from the parlour.


WICKHAM MARKET HIGH STREET (west side) TM 3055-3155 5/37 No.64(The Manor House) 16.3.66 GV II House. Early C16. Timber framed and plastered with plaintiled roof. 2 storeys: jettied with carved brackets. 3 window range: modern casements. 4 panelled modern door with upper panels glazed. Brick stack to east gable.

Good interior timber beams and posts. Building much restored.

Listing NGR: TM3012855872


This is part of the Series: IOE\Waller_Peter IOE Records for Waller, Peter; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


Copyright IoE Mr Peter Waller. Source Historic England Archive

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Photographer: Waller, Peter

Rights Holder: Waller, Peter


Brick, Pantile, Plaster, Slate, Tile, Timber, Medieval Hall House, Tudor Monument <By Form>, Elizabethan House, Domestic, Dwelling, Jettied House, Jettied Building, Timber Framed Building, Timber Framed House, Cross Passage House