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Campton Manor

A Grade II* Listed Building in Campton, Central Bedfordshire

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Latitude: 52.0288 / 52°1'43"N

Longitude: -0.3557 / 0°21'20"W

OS Eastings: 512905

OS Northings: 237988

OS Grid: TL129379

Mapcode National: GBR H4T.LXG

Mapcode Global: VHFQW.S89J

Entry Name: Campton Manor

Listing Date: 16 January 1952

Last Amended: 10 January 1985

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1137564

English Heritage Legacy ID: 37568

Location: Campton and Chicksands, Central Bedfordshire, SG17

County: Central Bedfordshire

Civil Parish: Campton and Chicksands

Built-Up Area: Campton

Traditional County: Bedfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire

Church of England Parish: Campton

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text


16.1.52 Campton Manor (formerly listed
as Manor House)
- II*

House. Built c.1590 for the Ventris family. C18 and C19 additions and
alterations. Close-studded timber frame with colourwashed plaster infill,
rear elevation in red brick with flared header decoration. Clay tile roof.
Hall and cross-wings, hall of 2 storeys, cross-wings of 2-storeys and attics.
Front elevation: 3 small additional gabled projections to hall block, 2
storeyed, of later date. Of these LH one is in position of original front
door, whilst central one, probably C18, contains present front door. Ground
floor has paired sash windows to cross-wings and 2 sashes to hall, all with
glazing bars. LH small gable has leaded single-light. First floor has sash
window with glazing bars to each cross-wing, small single-light to LH small
gable, 2 single-light casements with glazing bars to hall, and 4-light
casement with glazing bars to central gable. Cross-wings have single leaded
light to attic. Shallow C20 Tudor-arched porch addition to central gable.
C20 door. Both cross-wings have substantial brick chimneys projecting from
side elevations, RH one with diagonal stacks. LH cross-wing has later
colourwashed rendered lean-to to side elevation. Rear elevation: refaced and
extended C18 in red brick. Hall retains C16 projecting red brick stack, with
C20 single-storeyed addition in front. 2-storeyed polygonal bay extension to
LH cross-wing, rectangular 2-storeyed extension to RH cross-wing, and
extensions to hall flanking-chimney, all C18. Variety of windows, mostly
sashes with glazing bars, some original flush sashes. Central windows to LH
polygonal bay and 2 doorways (with C20 glazed doors) to RH bay have semi-
circular heads. These and flat heads to other windows of gauged brick.
Cross-wing attics have 2-light casements with glazing bars. LH hall extension
has 6-panel door in moulded surround with pediment on cut brackets. Moulded
wood cornices. C19 2-storeyed block to RH end in similar style. Interior:
hall retains original screen to E end with carved open strapwork cresting. To
ground and first floor of hall are Tudor-arched moulded stone fireplaces, each
surmounted by panelling (apparently imported from elsewhere). Ground floor
fireplace incised "Robert Molar 1640". Ground floor rear room of W cross-wing
retains original panelling with vine trail frieze and ornate carved fire
surround. Painted plaque records unsuccessful attempt on life of Sir Charles
Ventris in 1645. C18 panelling and fire surrounds in other rooms. C18
staircase W of hall fireplace.

Listing NGR: TL1290537988

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

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