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The Old Manor House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Brington and Molesworth, Cambridgeshire

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Latitude: 52.3712 / 52°22'16"N

Longitude: -0.4081 / 0°24'29"W

OS Eastings: 508473

OS Northings: 275989

OS Grid: TL084759

Mapcode National: GBR FZB.CMB

Mapcode Global: VHFP3.WN3L

Entry Name: The Old Manor House

Listing Date: 9 March 1973

Last Amended: 9 March 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1317752

English Heritage Legacy ID: 54725

Location: Brington and Molesworth, Huntingdonshire, Cambridgeshire, PE28

County: Cambridgeshire

District: Huntingdonshire

Civil Parish: Brington and Molesworth

Traditional County: Huntingdonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Brington All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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Listing Text


21/6 The Old Manor House

House formerly a farmhouse. Mid C16 incorporating an earlier timber-framed
building with C17, C18 and C19 alterations and additions. Timber-framed with
plastered infill and later brick nogging, red brick painted, and dressed
limestone and limestone rubble. Thatched roofs. Two storeys, with attic and
cellar. L-plan, main east-west range with jettied attic floor, of three nearly
equal timber-framed bays, extended in late C17 or C18 to east by one bay and
joined to earlier building to south forming a south wing also extended to
south by large gable end stack; lean to and cellar added in C18 to
north-west, (other lean tos to north now demolished). West elevation: Gable
to main range with exposed close-studded timber-frame and with ogee braces,
jetty to attic floor formerly with jetty brackets, timber-frame at ground
floor partly removed for recessed porch with panelled door to right hand, red
brick outshut to left hand, internal stack and main stack to rear; south wing
with exposed timber-frame showing clearly the different building periods with
red brick gable end stack. Fenestration; two ground floor canted hung sash
bay windows, one small fixed light window, and two sixteen-paned hung sash
windows similar to two first floor windows with one nine-paned hung sash
window; one six-paned hung sash window. Interior: Main range, original plan
of two bay hall and hall chamber with single bay rooms at each floor level to
west; the large limestone chimney stack (qv Springhill Farmhouse, Molesworth
dated 1629) is possibly an insertion. Stop-chamfered ceiling beams (qv The
Gables and Yew Tree Cottage, Brington), with similar detail to posts of
central truss of hall with cambered tie beam and cranked braces; roof with
wind braces to each bay and braced collar beams to side purlins at each truss
with yokes and ridge piece; plaster torched between rafters of light
scantling. Main early C17 hearth of dressed limestone with plain chamfered
quoins and mantel beam, inglenook with pointed arched head, niche, and
inserted baking oven; hearth to south wing with mantel beam.

Mercer, E English Vernacular Houses RCHM

Listing NGR: TL0847375989

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