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Manor Farmhouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Cotton End, Bedford

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Latitude: 52.098 / 52°5'52"N

Longitude: -0.4178 / 0°25'4"W

OS Eastings: 508474

OS Northings: 245585

OS Grid: TL084455

Mapcode National: GBR G2M.H5R

Mapcode Global: VHFQG.PJYJ

Entry Name: Manor Farmhouse

Listing Date: 17 May 1984

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1114166

English Heritage Legacy ID: 36694

Location: Eastcotts, Bedford, MK45

County: Bedford

Civil Parish: Eastcotts

Built-Up Area: Cotton End

Traditional County: Bedfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire

Church of England Parish: Cardington

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text


3/48 Manor Farmhouse


House. Late C16. Red brick with stone dressings. Old clay tile roof.
Originally H-plan, S cross-wing since destroyed. 2 storeys and attics. Stone
banding at first floor level and at eaves level of cross-wing. Coved cornice
to main block. Cross-wing: 2 2-light mullion and transom windows to ground
and first floor, 2-light mullioned window to attic, and stone coping and
finial. Main block: gabled central porch, with stone coping and finial. 2
3-light mullion and transom windows to ground and first floors. Similar
fenestration to rear. Substantial external chimney stacks to N and rear
elevations, that to N with 4 octagonal shafts, that to rear with 3 octagonal
shafts, all shafts with upper part replaced by octagonal pots. Single storey
outhouse addition to rear, in red brick and clay tile. Interior: main block
first floor was originally one room and has elaborate plaster ceiling (cut by
some C20; partitioning). Probably early C17. 5 quatrefoil panels along middle
of ceiling, central one showing cost of arms possibly belonging to Thomas
Colby of London, who purchased the manor in 1566 (VCH 3, p.236) or his
descendants. Other main panels show scriptural subjects, including The Fall,
whilst borderng panels contain variety of devices including portraits,
foliage, animals, birds and grotesques. Cornice includes frieze of putti and

Listing NGR: TL0847445585

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