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Sedgemoor (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
ST 26305 39427


ST23NE CANNINGTON CP GURNEY STREET (West side) 8/23 The Manor (formerly listed as Gurney Street Manor [now converted into 9 flats] under General)


- I

Manor house, attached chapel wing, detached kitchen block to rear connected by a covered walk; now flats; for Walter Mitchell. C15; C16, and C17 minor additions, some C19 alterations; some C20 internal division. Random rubble, rendered, triple Roman tile roofs, hipped to West of hall range, coped verges with bases for finials, brick stacks, further projecting rubble stack to rear with brick cap, crenellated octagonal dressed stone stack. Cross passage house with an open hall, later floored, later wings at right angles to East and West ends, attached chapel wing to rear kitchen with first floor access to the chapel wing. Irregular frontage of 2 storeys, 1:1:1:1:1 bays, two 3 and 4-light moulded stone mullioned windows; left bay in a projecting gabled wing, in addition to windows 3 narrow slits to frontage, inner return with a door opening in a chamfered stone 4-centred arch surround. Corresponding door opening to right wing, front facing gable blank, 4-light mullioned window to first floor of inner return. Principal door opening in a gabled porch, third bay from left, moulded 4-centred arch outer door opening, stopped label, blank shields to the spandrels, 2-light window to first floor, stopped label; similar inner door opening, C19 door. Returns in a similar style; chapel wing with a large 5-light mullioned window in ground floor of West gable wall, corresponding 4-light window to first floor, East wall with a 3-light window, each light with a cusped head, further blocked mullioned and transomed windows to South wall. The upper floor of the chapel wing is connected to the upper floor of the the kitchen wing by a short elevated passageway supported to each side of ground floor on a narrow 4-centred archway; 2-light mullioned and transomed window to first floor of West end of kitchen wing, each light with a cusped head, some iron stanchions remaining. A covered walk joins the rear of the cross passage to the kitchen wing, roof supported on jointed crucks with a cambered collar. The roofs to the East cross wing of the house, the chapel wing and the kitchen wing are of cruck construction, some archbracing. Many other noteworthy features are to be found inside; remains of a C17 strapwork plaster ceiling to first floor of chapel; also in the chapel a piscina; fireplace in massive stone surround with a chamfered 4-centred arch opening to East ground floor room of house. (VAG Report, unpublished SRO, 1982; VCH forthcoming).

Listing NGR: ST2629639435


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Books and journals
Dunning, R W, The Victoria History of the County of Somerset, (1985)
'Vernacular Architecture Group Report' in Vernacular Architecture Group Report, (1982)


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: 21 Jul 2005
Reference: IOE01/13825/06
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr John H. Sparkes. Source Historic England Archive
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