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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1032752



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Suffolk

District: Mid Suffolk

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Bacton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 29-Jul-1955

Date of most recent amendment: 15-Mar-1988

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 280487

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1/5 Manor House Christian Rest Home (formerly 29.7.55 listed as Manorhouse Farmhouse)

- II*

Old peoples home, formerly manor house. Circa 1720-1730, for George Pretyman (died 1732). Red brick with burnt headers; a band at first storey incorporating moulded keys above the centre of each window. Plain tiled roofs with hipped slightly set- forward end bays. C19 internal chimneys of red brick and gabled C19 dormers with sashes. Eaves cornice with wooden modillions. A central brick pediment with dentils rising into the apex; in the tympanum is a coat of arms added in 1738 when a Pretyman married Arabella Shelton, whose arms are quartered on the shield, with Pretyman, Garneys and Pistor. The shield is surrounded by a cartouche and a garland of fruit and flowers. Two storeys and attics. A pair of wings 2-windows wide, are minimally set forward flanking a 5-window main range. Tall, narrow windows with flat arches of finely-gauged brick and painted keystones; original flush frames with mid C19 8-light sashes. 8-panel fielded door, architrave surround, fluted Doric pilasters, console brackets, with cornice broken above, and a segmental pedestal. Fine original internal features: a large panelled staircase hall, with concave twisted balusters to the stairs. Several fully panelled rooms, with four overmantel paintings all by T Bardwell in c1720-1730. One is of this house and includes lower pavilions on each side (demolished in C19), garden walling and gate- ways, all removed. Another painting is of Furness Abbey, another a scene from Don Quixote and another of Susannah and the Elders. There are also original pictorial tapestries. Rear ranges of late C19 and late C20.

Listing NGR: TM0499067153

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National Grid Reference: TM 04990 67153


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