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Manor House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Harston, Cambridgeshire

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Latitude: 52.1385 / 52°8'18"N

Longitude: 0.0711 / 0°4'16"E

OS Eastings: 541838

OS Northings: 250933

OS Grid: TL418509

Mapcode National: GBR L80.SZC

Mapcode Global: VHHKG.5HZZ

Entry Name: Manor House

Listing Date: 31 August 1962

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1127877

English Heritage Legacy ID: 51532

Location: Harston, South Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, CB22

County: Cambridgeshire

District: South Cambridgeshire

Civil Parish: Harston

Built-Up Area: Harston

Traditional County: Cambridgeshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Harston All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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Listing Text

(South West Side)

4/127 Manor House

House of C17 origin but extensively remodelled in early C18 and
again early in C19 when the two cross-wings were added. Red
brick and yellow brick with early C19 mansard roof, tiled, and
ridge stacks. Main range, early C17 origin with facade to
garden remodelled early C18. Patterned brickwork generally of
pink brick stretchers and red brick headers. The door and
window surrounds are of gauged red brick. Two storeys and
attics. Three dormers with leaded roofs, the centre one is
pedimented and has an oval window with glazing bars. One sash
window and one dummy window. Moulded wood eaves, cornice and
band of three courses of gauged brickwork between storeys.
Centre Venetian window, early C18, with raised key block and
hung sashes flanked by four flush frame hung sashes of twelve
panes each in open boxing, painted white. Central doorway with
early C19 reeded doorcase with boss enrichments at corners and
possibly an early C18 flat hood reset. The two crosswings are
of gault brick. Two storeys and attics. One dormer with leaded
roof to each. One sash window and one dummy window. Two
recessed hung sashes of sixteen panes each to each gable end.
There is another early C19 reeded doorcase to a doorway in the
right hand cross-wing and this also has a flat hood, possibly
early C18 and reset. The same cross-wing has a two storey
canted bay. At the rear are service wings mainly C19 and yellow
brick, though there is some clunch. Interior: Evidence of the
original C17 house can be seen in the main range where there are
stop chamfered ceiling beams and a fine early C17 overmantel to
an inglenook hearth. The overmantel is in two bays divided by a
female herm figure and flanked by two male herm figures. Below
is a frieze with vine leaves, a dog and a deer and other hunting
motifs. The two rooms of the main range and one on the ground
floor of the right hand cross-wing are lined with early C17
square, sunken panelling. That in the cross-wing is reset and
incorporates a number of carved overmantels with arcading and
some inlaid and painted panels, all early C17. The other
cross-wing had raised and fielded panelling in three heights.
R.C.H.M: Record card

Listing NGR: TL4183850933

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

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