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Latitude: 52.2525 / 52°15'9"N
Longitude: 0.2958 / 0°17'44"E
OS Eastings: 556807
OS Northings: 264079
OS Grid: TL568640
Mapcode National: GBR M88.PLH
Mapcode Global: VHHK0.2NQ2
Plus Code: 9F42773W+28
Entry Name: Knights Manor
Listing Date: 15 June 1984
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1127036
English Heritage Legacy ID: 49395
Location: Swaffham Prior, East Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, CB25
District: East Cambridgeshire
Civil Parish: Swaffham Prior
Built-Up Area: Swaffham Prior
Traditional County: Cambridgeshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire
Church of England Parish: Swaffham Prior St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Ely
Tagged with: Manor house
No 31 Knights Manor
House, mid C16 at rear of a mid-late C19, front range of clunch
which possibly replaced a parlour wing to the C16 house.
Timber-framed, part rendered with a steeply pitched, pantiled
roof, originally thatched. The ridge stack is original,
although the upper courses were rebuilt in C19. The end stack
was added in C17 and is of red brick, English-bond, with
offsets. Original plan of three bays, and two rooms, including
the two-bay hall, a cross-passage and single bay service end.
Two storeys. The framing is of substantial scantling and close
centres. The present fenestration and doorways are all C20.
The corner posts have cranked bracing to the middle rail. At
the rear is a timber-framed stair turret, probably
contemporary. Inside. The principal posts in the hall are
thickened at ceiling height to carry the main beams of the floor
frame, similar in construction to Anglesey House and Rose
Cottage, both in Swaffham Prior. The main beams are stop
chamfered. The arch of one of the doorways (now blocked) to the
original cross-passage survives and the partition wall between
the hall and service bay remains.
R.C.H.M. (North East Cambs.), p124, mon (18)
Listing NGR: TL5680764079
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