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Manor House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Thorpe by Water, Rutland

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Latitude: 52.5586 / 52°33'31"N

Longitude: -0.6841 / 0°41'2"W

OS Eastings: 489303

OS Northings: 296457

OS Grid: SP893964

Mapcode National: GBR DVB.FWC

Mapcode Global: WHGM6.GYGC

Plus Code: 9C4XH858+F8

Entry Name: Manor House

Listing Date: 10 November 1955

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1237065

English Heritage Legacy ID: 428270

Location: Thorpe By Water, Rutland, LE15

County: Rutland

Civil Parish: Thorpe by Water

Traditional County: Rutland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Rutland

Church of England Parish: Seaton All Hallows

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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10.11.55 Manor House.

House. Left wing is dated EHM 1691 on plaque in gable end; wing projecting to
right is late C16-early C17 but altered and truncated. Left wing has limestone
ashlar front and gable end, and rubble stone rear wall; right wing is rendered.
Collyweston slate roofs with coped gables. Ashlar chimneys, cruciform to centre
of left wing, the right wing with pair of square shafts linked by entablature
cap. Now L-plan, the left wing formerly of lobby entry type, the right wing
being the surviving part of a former T-plan building with front wing demolished.
2 storeys and attic. Left wing has 2 main bays and central chimney bay, with
chamfered plinth and eaves, raised first floor band course and rusticated quoins
to left. Ovolo-moulded limestone mullion windows with raised cavetto moulded
surrounds and leaded glazing, the main bays with 3-light windows, the centre with
2-light window over C20 single light. Single light replaces former lobby entry.
Left gable end has 3-light windows to main floors and 2-light window to attic.
C20 gabled projection and conservatory to rear. Right wing is gabled and
projecting, of one bay, with 4-light ovolo-moulded stone windows to left return
and front gable. These windows have king mullions, casement cornices and leaded
glazing, the ground floor windows being extended in height. Set diagonally
across angle between wings is C20 door in stone doorcase re-sited from centre of
left wing. Doorcase has moulded architrave frame, pulvinated frieze and moulded
cornice. Interior: right wing has moulded and stopped stone fireplace with
4-centred arch, and chamfered first floor cross beams with fine bar stops; fine
late C17 staircase in bay linking the 2 wings, with sturdy twisted balusters,
flattish handrail and panelled newels; winder stair to attic in far left corner
of left wing; left wing also has wooden lintels to fireplaces, 2-panel doors to
former lobby and heavily moulded box cornice, possibly the top of a former
dresser, in left bay.

Listing NGR: SP8930396457

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