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The Manor House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Madingley, Cambridgeshire

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Latitude: 52.2262 / 52°13'34"N

Longitude: 0.0417 / 0°2'30"E

OS Eastings: 539550

OS Northings: 260626

OS Grid: TL395606

Mapcode National: GBR L6Z.KC1

Mapcode Global: VHHK1.N9XR

Entry Name: The Manor House

Listing Date: 31 August 1962

Last Amended: 31 May 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1127744

English Heritage Legacy ID: 51824

Location: Madingley, South Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, CB23

County: Cambridgeshire

District: South Cambridgeshire

Civil Parish: Madingley

Traditional County: Cambridgeshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Madingley St Mary Magdalene

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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Listing Text


31. 8.62 The Manor House (Formerly)
listed as Madingley Manor)

House. C15, altered and extended C17. Timber-framed, plaster rendered and
Pargetted,and longstraw thatch roofs, hipped to ends. Inserted red brick
late C16 or early C17 ridge stack to open-hall, and another red brick stack
Probably of similar date formerly at end of service crosswing but now
internal following the addition of several bays to this wing in C17. The
house retains its original C15 plan of hall and two crosswings with entry to
through-passage at low end of the hall. The C17 extensions were made to the
service crosswing. Hall of one storey and attic. Most of the fenestration
is C20 but on the west side there is a three-light window opening with
diamond saddlebars later C17 or early C18 inserted leaded lights and
mullions. The moulding of the mullions is not visible. Another casement in
this wall is C18 or C19 and of two leaded lights. The doorway is to the wide
through-passage with opposing doorway on east side. The doors are C20. The
solar crosswing to the north is in two bays and two storeys with a jetty on
both front and rear. The fenestration is modern. The service crosswing is
in two bays and two storeys with the jetty to the side. The C17 extensions
to this crosswing were also jettied. Five windows, all C20. Inside. The
open-hall is in three unequal bays with two trusses, one probably associated
with the screens passage. The display truss has principal posts with roll
moulding and the haunches of the jowl carved with foliate patera. The
tiebeam has deep arch braces and the peg holes for the original crown-post
now removed. The mortices in the tiebeam indicate that the crown-post would
have been similar to that at Glebe Cottage, Church Lane, Comberton (qv) with
two-way upward braces and two-way downward braces. There is, however, no
smoke blackening to any of the C15 roof timbers, and the inglenook hearth is
of C16 and also similar to that at Glebe Cottage, Comberton inserted in C16.
The original hearth and chimney may have been removed and replaced by the
present one in C16, or there may have been a side stack, which was
dismantled. The present roof is C17. The ceiling of the hall was inserted
in C16 and the screen would have been removed at the same time. There are
peg holes in the tiebeam indicating the framing for the screen. The ceiling
joists in the crosswings are original, of substantial scantling and laid
R.C.H.M. West Cambs., mon.(3) Plate 107

Listing NGR: TL3955060626

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

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