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Manor House

A Grade II Listed Building in Alexandra, Oldham

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Latitude: 53.5307 / 53°31'50"N

Longitude: -2.0849 / 2°5'5"W

OS Eastings: 394466

OS Northings: 403788

OS Grid: SD944037

Mapcode National: GBR FWWM.D2

Mapcode Global: WHB9B.YJB4

Entry Name: Manor House

Listing Date: 25 October 1951

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1218233

English Heritage Legacy ID: 388933

Location: Oldham, OL4

County: Oldham

Electoral Ward/Division: Alexandra

Built-Up Area: Oldham

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Glodwick St Mark with Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text



(West side)
Manor House


Manor house. Largely early C19, but incorporating remains of
earlier building, and with extension of 1901 by JH Sellers for
one of the Dronsfield family, textile machinery manufacturers.
Coursed and squared stone throughout, with angle quoins and
Welsh slate roof.
Main range of c1830, 2 storeys, 5-window range with central
entrance. Panelled door in moulded architrave with bolection
moulding and pediment. 2-pane sash windows also in moulded
Lower wing recessed to left, and further wing recessed beyond
both probably largely earlier structures, perhaps late C17,
though re-fenestrated. 2-light mullioned and transomed window
in front elevation, 5-light window in return elevation, the
mullions re-cut externally to a square profile.
Wing beyond has sash window on each floor, and doorway in
angle in moulded architrave. Wing to right added by JH
Sellers, 1901. Pedimented gable over tripartite windows on
each floor. Paired sashes in return elevation, in shallow
projecting bay with segmentally-arched parapet. Brick service
wing to rear.
INTERIOR dates from the re-modelling of the house by Sellers.
Oak panelled entrance hall with parquet flooring, oak
staircase, and marble fireplace. Contemporary brass door
furniture throughout. Dining room with oak dado panelling and
marble fireplace. Kitchen with green-glazed tiled walls, and
some original fitted furniture. Papier mache panelled ceiling
to parlour.
(Manchester City Art Gallery: Partnership in Style. Edgar Wood
and J.Henry Sellers: Manchester: 1975-).

Listing NGR: SD9446603787

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