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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: 1127036



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

County: Cambridgeshire

District: East Cambridgeshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Swaffham Prior

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 15-Jun-1984

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 49395

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TL 5664 SWAFFHAM PRIOR HIGH STREET (East Side) 12/171 No 31 Knights Manor


House, mid C16 at rear of a mid-late C19, front range of clunch which possibly replaced a parlour wing to the C16 house. Timber-framed, part rendered with a steeply pitched, pantiled roof, originally thatched. The ridge stack is original, although the upper courses were rebuilt in C19. The end stack was added in C17 and is of red brick, English-bond, with offsets. Original plan of three bays, and two rooms, including the two-bay hall, a cross-passage and single bay service end. Two storeys. The framing is of substantial scantling and close centres. The present fenestration and doorways are all C20. The corner posts have cranked bracing to the middle rail. At the rear is a timber-framed stair turret, probably contemporary. Inside. The principal posts in the hall are thickened at ceiling height to carry the main beams of the floor frame, similar in construction to Anglesey House and Rose Cottage, both in Swaffham Prior. The main beams are stop chamfered. The arch of one of the doorways (now blocked) to the original cross-passage survives and the partition wall between the hall and service bay remains.

R.C.H.M. (North East Cambs.), p124, mon (18)

Listing NGR: TL5681664074

Selected Sources

An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Cambridgeshire North East, (1972)

National Grid Reference: TL 56816 64074


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