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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: 1114166



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


District: Bedford

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Eastcotts

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 17-May-1984

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 36694

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3/48 Manor Farmhouse


House. Late C16. Red brick with stone dressings. Old clay tile roof. Originally H-plan, S cross-wing since destroyed. 2 storeys and attics. Stone banding at first floor level and at eaves level of cross-wing. Coved cornice to main block. Cross-wing: 2 2-light mullion and transom windows to ground and first floor, 2-light mullioned window to attic, and stone coping and finial. Main block: gabled central porch, with stone coping and finial. 2 3-light mullion and transom windows to ground and first floors. Similar fenestration to rear. Substantial external chimney stacks to N and rear elevations, that to N with 4 octagonal shafts, that to rear with 3 octagonal shafts, all shafts with upper part replaced by octagonal pots. Single storey outhouse addition to rear, in red brick and clay tile. Interior: main block first floor was originally one room and has elaborate plaster ceiling (cut by some C20; partitioning). Probably early C17. 5 quatrefoil panels along middle of ceiling, central one showing cost of arms possibly belonging to Thomas Colby of London, who purchased the manor in 1566 (VCH 3, p.236) or his descendants. Other main panels show scriptural subjects, including The Fall, whilst borderng panels contain variety of devices including portraits, foliage, animals, birds and grotesques. Cornice includes frieze of putti and grapevine.

Listing NGR: TL0847445585

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Doubleday, AH, Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Bedford, (1912), 236

National Grid Reference: TL 08474 45585


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