BASMEAD MANOR FARMHOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1321617
Date first listed:
07-May-1952
Date of most recent amendment:
18-Aug-1983
Statutory Address:
BASMEAD MANOR FARMHOUSE

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Location

Statutory Address:
BASMEAD MANOR FARMHOUSE

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

District:
Bedford (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Staploe
National Grid Reference:
TL 13968 61195

Details

TL 16SW STAPLOE AND DULOE STAPLOE

1/173 Basmead Manor Farmhouse 7.5.52 (formerly listed as Basmead Manor)

- II*

Farmhouse, formerly manor house. Late C15 to C18. Part timber framed with colour washed plaster infill, part colour washed brick. Clay tile roof. Hall and cross-wing, hall of 2 storeys, cross-wing of 2 storeys and attics. 3-bay hall : on rebuilt brick plinth, has 2 C19 canted bays and one 2-light horizontal sash to ground floor, one round-headed fixed light and 2 sashes to first floor, all with glazing bars. Front door to W, opening onto hallway originally possibly the screens passage. Interior : open hall divided into 2 floors in C17, retains crown post roof and solar to E with 8-light watching window with part restored wood tracery. Cross-wing: projecting gable is 1973- 74 reconstruction. Oldest part probably mid-C16, when this block took over hall's functions. Interior : ground floor room has carved rosettes and mouldings to beams, one main post with imitation shaft and capital, others with evidence of similar decoration; brackets to one beam have spandrels carved with grotesque figures, foilage and feathers; remains of stone fireplace with roll moulding to jamb, probably C12, reputedly imported from Bushmead Priory C17 brick addition to rear of cross-wing has complete early C18 panelling to first floor room. Late C18 2-storey addition within rear angle, lean-to addition to E of this. (N.W. Alcock; "Timber framed buildings in North Bedfordshire", Bedfordshire Archaeological Journal, Vol IV, 1969.)

Listing NGR: TL1396861195

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
36576
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
'Journal of The British Archaeological Association' in Journal of The British Archaeological Association, , Vol. 4, (1970)

Legal

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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