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Manor Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Willington, Bedford

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Latitude: 52.1351 / 52°8'6"N

Longitude: -0.3865 / 0°23'11"W

OS Eastings: 510533

OS Northings: 249766

OS Grid: TL105497

Mapcode National: GBR H3L.53W

Mapcode Global: VHFQ9.8L1K

Entry Name: Manor Farmhouse

Listing Date: 17 May 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1312403

English Heritage Legacy ID: 36750

Location: Willington, Bedford, MK44

County: Bedford

Civil Parish: Willington

Built-Up Area: Willington

Traditional County: Bedfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire

Church of England Parish: Willington

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text


4/113 Manor Farmhouse

House. Early-mid C16 origins, with rebuilding, refacing and additions in C17,
C18 and C19. Original house built for Sir John Gostwick, at one time Master
of the Horse to Cardinal Wolsey and later in service of Henry VIII as
Treasurer and Receiver-General of the First Fruits and Tenths at the
Dissolution. Originally timber framed and brick building (some timbering
visible to interior), with later work in red brick. Old clay tile roof. 2-
storeyed L-plan, with C19 additions, of 2 storeys within angle, one storey and
attics to NE and one storey to NW. SW (front) elevation : first floor has 4
sash windows with glazing bars and gauged red brick heads. Ground floor has 2
similar windows to LH, and to RH 2 tall sash windows (also with glazing bars
and gauged brick heads) flanking doorway. Door surround has pilasters with
sunken panels, entablature, frieze and cornice. Door of 4 fielded panels,
surmounted by semi-circular fanlight with radiating glazing bars. Moulded
brick eaves cornice. RH corner retains earlier brickwork. the substantial
external chimney stack to NE gable and the gable itself are also of earlier,
possibly C16, brickwork, except the top of the stack, rebuilt C20. Red brick
ridge stack to L. Red brick ridge stack to R at intersection with rear block,
originally serving back-to-back hearth. SE elevation also retains some
earlier brickwork with diaper patterning, but probably C17. (H.P.R. Finberg,
"The Gostwicks of Willington", Bedfordshire Historical Record Society, vol 36,
1956, pp46-137).

Listing NGR: TL1053349766

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