MANOR HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1355999
Date first listed:
26-Jan-1955
Date of most recent amendment:
20-Sep-1979
Statutory Address:
MANOR HOUSE, HIGH STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
MANOR HOUSE, HIGH STREET

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

District:
Swindon (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Blunsdon
National Grid Reference:
SU 15238 90725

Details

1. 5410 BLUNSDON ST ANDREW HIGH STREET (north side) Broad Blunsdon Manor House (formerly listed as Manor Farmhouse) so 1590 21/77 26.1.55

II* GV

2. Early C17 and later C17. 'L' plan rubble with stone tile roof. Two and a half storeys and cellar. Modern porch in angle. Ashlar chimneys with moulded capping (diagonal when in pairs). Two bays to left wing and one to right hand, glazing bar sashes. Gable ends have open pediments, or triangular labels, above windows of first and attic floors. Two gables to west, one with a pair of chimneys; stair with mid C19 window with intersecting glazing; and a number of very small windows. Rear: 2 gables one with later brick diagonal chimneys, the other with triangular labels to sash windows and blocks to lintels and at transom (lost) level. Interesting interior details: the staircase is square-plan Jacobean with 3 landings between floors, heavy balusters and handrails, and corner and centre pillars (corners panelled). Arcading between pillars on first floor landing. On the first floor a circa 1600 fireplace with plain panelled spandrels and rounded stop chamfer. The ground floor parlour has another circa 1600 fireplace with panelled spandrels and high stop chamfers cut back. Door to parlour and to cellar has decorative stop chamfers which look later than early C17.

Listing NGR: SU1523890725

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
318234
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 29 Jul 2004
Reference: IOE01/13000/11
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Ben White. Source Historic England Archive
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