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The Old Manor House

A Grade II Listed Building in Blunham, Central Bedfordshire

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Latitude: 52.1465 / 52°8'47"N

Longitude: -0.3174 / 0°19'2"W

OS Eastings: 515230

OS Northings: 251133

OS Grid: TL152511

Mapcode National: GBR H3H.JKL

Mapcode Global: VHGMS.G92V

Entry Name: The Old Manor House

Listing Date: 6 March 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1321758

English Heritage Legacy ID: 37940

Location: Blunham, Central Bedfordshire, MK44

County: Central Bedfordshire

Civil Parish: Blunham

Built-Up Area: Blunham

Traditional County: Bedfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire

Church of England Parish: Blunham

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text


7/14 No. 54 (The Old Manor


House, known as the Manor house due to Manorial courts held there in C16, but
formerly a Brotherhood house. C16 and C17, possibly incorporating remains of
Medieval structure. (Bedfordshire Record Office : CRT 130 Blunham 16, deeds
from 1467 to C17). Timber framed structure with brick infill, mostly with
colourwashed roughcast render to exterior. N wall of S block rebuilt in
stone. Clay tile roof. Truncated remains of earlier building to S, 2
storeyed and of one room plan, with later one storey and attics block to N, of
3-room plan. Ground floor has 5 windows. LH first floor has one window, RH
attic has one gabled dormer, all casements of varying sizes with glazing bars.
Internal framing of LH block retains evidence of blocked Tudor arched doorway.
RH block has doorway with flat hood on cut brackets. Interior : ground floor
room of S part retains some c.1600 wall painting showing geometrical
patterning and fragment of an inscription.

Listing NGR: TL1523051133

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

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