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Lea Head Manor

A Grade II* Listed Building in Maer, Staffordshire

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Latitude: 52.975 / 52°58'29"N

Longitude: -2.3728 / 2°22'21"W

OS Eastings: 375064

OS Northings: 342023

OS Grid: SJ750420

Mapcode National: GBR 034.DY2

Mapcode Global: WH9BS.JHB5

Entry Name: Lea Head Manor

Listing Date: 2 December 1952

Last Amended: 14 May 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1027829

English Heritage Legacy ID: 362700

Location: Maer, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, TF9

County: Staffordshire

District: Newcastle-under-Lyme

Civil Parish: Maer

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

Church of England Parish: Woore St Leonard

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text


(off north-east side)
5/90 Lea Head Manor
(formerly listed as
2/12/52 Lea Head)


House. Late C17, date B carved over door, later additions
16 W S 71 and alterations,mostly of 1920's Timber framed with plastered brick infill on chamfered dressed sandstone
plinth, plain tiled roof with decorated bargeboards and finials. Originally
roughly 'L'-shaped with a range at right angles to rear on left; C20
additions also behind to right. 2 storeys and attic; cellars. Framing:
close-studding with cross rails to each floor, continuous jetty to front,
supported on carved brackets, carried around left-hand gable end (the
right-hand one is now brick clad but was also formerly jettied); short
tension end braces. 4-window front; slightly bowed leaded casements
supported on carved brackets, probably mainly original but much repaired,
allof 4 lights except the outer ones on ground floor which have 5; 3 gabled
dormers in roof slope also with 4-light leaded casements, carved corner
brackets, scroll-decorated bargeboards and pointed finials; massive
sandstone stack with moulded capping and 4 round shafts to left of central
doorway, now with C20 iron-studded door. Short range at right angles to
rear on left also with 2 storeys and attic; rectangular panels, 4 from
cill to wall plate, long straight tension braces; decorated bargeboard
and pointed finial, C20 leaded casements; the C20 extensions to right are
also timber framed with painted brick infill in imitation of the earlier
work. Interior: contains many features of interest; late C17 staircase
in short range to rear has 4 flights to attic, pierced carved splat
balusters, ball-shaped finials and a dog gate; oak panelling in left-
hand ground floor room with cupboards inset into the wall, flanking the
chamfered stone fireplace with its richly carved wooden overmantel;
C17 stained glass roundels in front window; the fireplace in the main
(central) ground floor room also has a massive lintel and there is
exposed square panelling in the right-hand end wall of this room; moulded
and bevelled cross beams throughout ground floor with bar stops; further
exposed framing and chamfered beams to first floor, several C17 doors.
Double-purlin roof in 4 bays with upper and lower collars and V-struts
from the upper collar (visible internally in the right-hand gable end).
The house is said to have been built by William and Sarah Bucknell
following the destruction of the medieval house, which probably lay on
the moated site (a Scheduled Ancient Monument) approximately 150m to the
north-west, during the Civil War. A series of C17 household inventories
survive, which are now in the County Record Office.

Listing NGR: SJ7506442023

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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