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Latitude: 54.5381 / 54°32'17"N
Longitude: -1.9302 / 1°55'48"W
OS Eastings: 404611
OS Northings: 515874
OS Grid: NZ046158
Mapcode National: GBR GHYY.XZ
Mapcode Global: WHB4L.B62B
Entry Name: The Manor House
Listing Date: 12 January 1967
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1322757
English Heritage Legacy ID: 111765
Location: Startforth, County Durham, DL12
County: County Durham
Civil Parish: Startforth
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham
NZ 0415 STARTFORTH HIGH STARTFORTH
12/174 The Manor House
House, late C17, probably for Ambrose Barnes. Stone, rendered and pebbledashed;
cut dressings. Graduated stone slate roof.
South elevation 2 storeys + attic, 5 bays, symmetrical. Central renewed
fielded-panel door and radial fanlight in rusticated surround, with raised
imposts and keystone, flanked by pilasters carrying a cornice topped by 2
courses of stone slates; above is a keyed oval with radial glazing. Ground
floor small-paned casements in cross windows with panelled mullions and
transoms; 4-pane sashes, with pulvinated friezes and cornices, to 1st floor;
all windows in architraves, those in second bay renewed. Central 2-light
flat-mullioned attic window directly beneath eaves. Coped gables on moulded
kneelers; stepped-and-corniced end stacks. Left return shows 1st-floor
4-pane casement and 2 chamfered attic lights; right return shows 1st floor
4-pane sash, with 4-pane casement and 4-pane sash to attic.
Road front: Central boarded door in surround of pilasters, frieze and cornice
topped by 2 courses of stone slates, between small chamfered windows, the
left one with 4-pane casement and old iron bar, the right one blocked. To
right is a 2-light chamfered mullioned window; ground floor left bay blank.
1st floor central keyed oval flanked by 2-light mullioned windows in architraves.
Interior: Dining room fireplace with chamfered lintel on bolster impost
blocks, sitting room fireplace with early C19 ironwork, flanked by open
cupboards in architraves. Closed-string dogleg stair with turned balusters,
square newels and moulded handrail. 2-panel doors throughout. Bedroom wall
cupboards with H and butterfly hinges. Attics have 3 stop-chamfered upper-
cruck trusses with collar beams and later saddles.
Historical note: Ambrose Barnes, d.1710, was a noted Puritan, and became Lord
Mayor of Newcastle. In early C19 the house was a "Yorkshire" boarding school.
Pent single-storey extension on left return is not of special interest.
Listing NGR: NZ0461115874
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