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Manor Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Wentworth, Cambridgeshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.384 / 52°23'2"N

Longitude: 0.1751 / 0°10'30"E

OS Eastings: 548129

OS Northings: 278449

OS Grid: TL481784

Mapcode National: GBR M6K.H2W

Mapcode Global: VHHJB.ZBDQ

Entry Name: Manor Farmhouse

Listing Date: 18 August 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1126981

English Heritage Legacy ID: 49576

Location: Wentworth, East Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, CB6

County: Cambridgeshire

District: East Cambridgeshire

Civil Parish: Wentworth

Traditional County: Cambridgeshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Wentworth

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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Listing Text


TL 47 NE WENTWORTH CHURCH ROAD
(East side)

8/46 Manor Farmhouse

GV II

House. Mid C17 and C18. Local narrow red and yellow brick, English bond on
plinth with moulded brick to upper edge. Plain tiled roof, with modern tiles
to rear pitch. Parapetted gable ends, hipped at the angle between front range
and south wing. Saw tooth eaves cornice on the front and dentil eaves cornice
on the rear. Ridge stack with string course. End stacks to each of the
gables but the one to the north wing has been removed. House originally of
L-plan having a principal three room north-south range with a lobby entry and
a family or guest wing at the south end. The north wing was added later and
the north gable of the main range rebuilt at the same time. Including the
north wing the house is now of half H-plan. Two storeys on the front. Two
first floor C19 cross frame casements with moulded wood labels and return
stops and a C20 metal window. Band between storeys. Similar ground floor
fenestration with C19 cross frame casements and moulded wood labels, except
for two modern windows to the north end. Lobby entry doorway in later
architrave but with original door of four vertical planks with iron cover
strips. The kitchen doorway has an elliptical arch of header bricks typical
of C17. In this wall the brickwork at the south end is more uniformly of
narrow red and yellow brick in English bond whereas the north end has larger
brickwork particularly to the upper courses, in Flemish bond. The south front
to the garden is in two storeys. Similar narrow red and yellow brick in
English bond as the front. The first floor has a pseudo-jetty on both north
and south side walls. The first floor is carried on stepped brickwork and at
both ends there are kneelers of moulded brickwork at first floor level and at
eaves level to the tumbled gable end parapet. Inspection of the roof
indicates that this wing was originally gabled on the west end and would no
doubt have had a similar parapet and kneeler. The east gable of this range
however has a straight joint in the brickwork suggesting either a rebuild or
later date for the stack and gable end with its tumbled parapet and moulded
brick kneelers or eaves at first floor level. At eaves height there is a
timber wall plate with the lower edge having a series of peg holes. There is
no other evidence of framing, and this timber has probably been reused. Three
first floor window openings, including one that is blocked and three full
length enlarged ground floor windows. The rear wall of the north-south range
has an original doorway opposite the stack in elliptical header arch similar
to that of the kitchen doorway. The C18 door has raised and fielded panels.
Two storeys with similar narrow local brickwork, but to the north end some of
the brickwork is of larger bricks in Flemish bond. At ground floor a later
window has part of an original brick label. The north wing is late C17.
Similar local brick, Flemish bond at first floor and English to part of ground
floor. Parapetted gable end to roof, repaired. On plinth. Two storeys and
attic. Original labels with return stops to two blocked attic windows. Two
first floor windows, one with original label. North gable end of principal
range has two first floor original window openings, one blocked, but both with
original labels with return stops. Interior: The centre room of the original
house now has the staircase and the inglenook is blocked. There are few
internal features that remain from the C17. However parts of the side purlin
roof are original. Within the roof space on the side of the stack is a
plaster panel with the digits 16(?)7 only decipherable. The manor of
Wentworth was owned by the prior and convent of Ely and their successor after
the Dissolution, the Dean and Chapter. The present owners are the Church
Commissioners. During the C15 it was let to the Scrope family of Bolton
(Yorks) and by the late C16 it was held by a junior branch of the same family
from Hambleden (Hants). In 1650 the manor was sold to John Smyth of
Wentworth.

VCH: Cambs Vol IV


Listing NGR: TL4812978449

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