Iford Manor

22 Aug 2002
Iford Manor, Freshford, Bath And North East Somerset, Somerset
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

ST 85 NW FRESHFORD C.P. IFORD (inset on ST 75 NE) Iford Manor 5/41 II* G.V.

Manor House. Late C15th or C16th; remodelled c.1725-30; and restored 1899 onwards by Harold Peto as his own house. Ashlar; hipped slate roof behind balustraded parapet which is ramped up at ends. Moulded cornice. Rusticated end pilasters. 3 storeys. 5 bays. Glazing bar sash windows in architraves and under pediments on consoles (on ground and first floors); segmental pediment over central first floor window. Central panelled door; under segmental pediment, bolection moulded doorcase. 2 storey, 2 window wing to left with hipped Cotswold stone slate roof (formerly a matelising wing to right). Side (south-east) elevation. Rear portion to right: 2 steep stone gables; 4-light king mullion casement window on ground floor with ogee/hollow moulded mullions and surrounds; early C19th French windows, under drip moulds, on first floor; and 2-light casements with ovolo moulded mullions and under drip moulds in gables. To left is projecting, 1 storey, 3 bay arcaded loggia by Peto: Ionic columns and medallions in spandrels. At far right is single storey attached conservatory: pilasters; plain entablature and glazing bar sash windows. To rear of house is enclosed courtyard with 2 storey service wings of C18th and C19th (all included). Interior. Dining Hall (south-east room): finely carved C16th ashlar fireplace with 4-centred arch lintel, panelled jambs and spandrels with cusped heads; C17th panelling: C18th panelled room to north of Dining Hall (Dean's Parlour): and another immediately above Dining Hall; Regency staircase; Drawing Room; panelled plaster ceiling and cornice, incorporating C15th and C16th Continental painted panels (by Peto). Peto incorporated many fragments of sculpture and architecture in the house and particularly the grounds of Iford Manor.

Listing NGR: ST8006058922


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Ashlar, Cotswold Stone, Slate, Medieval Manor House, Tudor Domestic, Elizabethan House, Dwelling