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Sandford Manor

A Grade II Listed Building in Wembdon, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.1359 / 51°8'9"N

Longitude: -3.0443 / 3°2'39"W

OS Eastings: 327033

OS Northings: 137918

OS Grid: ST270379

Mapcode National: GBR M3.8QLB

Mapcode Global: VH7DH.5QZ3

Plus Code: 9C3R4XP4+87

Entry Name: Sandford Manor

Listing Date: 29 March 1963

Last Amended: 24 June 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1344928

English Heritage Legacy ID: 268948

Location: Wembdon, Sedgemoor, Somerset, TA5

County: Somerset

Civil Parish: Wembdon

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text




Sandford Manor
(Formerly listed as Sandford
Farm House) )


Marked on OS map as Sandford Farmhouse.Manor house.
Dated by inscription 1570, though core appears earlier, C19 alterations; for Thomas Broughton.
Coursed and squared red sandstone rubble, hipped and gabled
slate roofs, coped verges, C19 brick stacks. T-plan, of 2 distinct heights,
main entrance in a lower wing to rear. Entrance frontage of 2 storeys, 1:2 bays,
left bay projecting; predominantly 3 and 4-light reserved chamfer stone
mullioned windows, further ovolo-moulded stone mullioned window,
stopped labels, 3 window openings to ground floor with relieving arches;
2 windows with iron stanchions and leaded lights; 2 small single-light
windows in stone surrounds to right of first floor, one blocked.
Semi-circular head stone doorcase, bold carved leaf decoration
to the spandrels, moulded cornice on fluted and reeded three-quarter columns,
plain capitals, bases on pedestals, each with a lozenge decoration,
triangular pediment with a base for a finial at its apex; achievement with mantling to tympanum, in relief;- "TB 1570";
doorway gives onto a benched porch, studded inner plank door, pegged wooden frame.
Left return of 3 bays, two 3,4 and 5-light C19 wooden mullioned windows,
some with transoms; single C16 4-light stone mullioned window under a relieving arch.
Gabled stair turret to West elevation of main block, stairs removed.
Some C16 ovolo moulded wooden mullioned windows to rear elevations.
Much altered interior; Salient feature the massive fireplace in moulded
4-centred stone surround; some moulded C16 door surrounds.
Much re-used C16 panelling to the first floor; early C19 staircase.
The former Manor House of the Manor of Sandford.

Listing NGR: ST2703337918

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

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