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East Lindsey (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TF 45371 76045


ALFORD WEST STREET TF 4476-4576 (north west side) 5/47 The Manor House 20-5-53


House, now museum and offices. Mid C16, cased in brick in C17, altered C18 with C19 additions and C20 alterations. Originally timber frame with mud walls, now red brick, with thatched roof having raised brick coped gables with kneelers, 2 ridge and single wall stacks. 2 storey with garrets, 7 bay front arranged 2:3:2, the outer pairs being advanced and gabled. First floor and gable bands. The original door position was to left of the now central C20 double panelled doors with C20 wooden pedimented doorcase, flanked by 3 glazing bar sashes. The inner sashes have C20 flat brick heads, the outer pair have segmental brick heads. To first floor are 7 similar windows, the outer pairs are in the blocking of earlier larger openings. To gables are single glazing bar sashes, also occupying larger earlier openings. To the left of the central first floor window is a Fire Company plaque. At the right hand side and the rear are lower C19 additions. Interior retains substantial bay posts on steddlestone blocks with deeply moulded beams with run out stops supported on jowled posts. There are 3 large brick fireplaces with moulded bressumers. The staircase is early C19 with plain balusters. In a first floor room is a good early C18 bolection moulded fireplace and some wattle and daub partitions remain. The original clasped purlin roof has been substantially altered in the 1969 restoration. In 1661 the house became the home of Sir Robert Christopher whose tomb is in the church.

Listing NGR: TF4537176045


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

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Date: 11 Oct 2007
Reference: IOE01/16924/19
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr James Brown. Source Historic England Archive
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