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Centurion House, Buildings 21 and 21A (Dining Room and Institute)

A Grade II Listed Building in Manby, Lincolnshire

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Latitude: 53.3635 / 53°21'48"N

Longitude: 0.094 / 0°5'38"E

OS Eastings: 539435

OS Northings: 387221

OS Grid: TF394872

Mapcode National: GBR YY3K.40

Mapcode Global: WHJKZ.DQZC

Plus Code: 9F52937V+9H

Entry Name: Centurion House, Buildings 21 and 21A (Dining Room and Institute)

Listing Date: 11 October 2004

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1392628

English Heritage Legacy ID: 500370

ID on this website: 101392628

Location: Manby, East Lindsey, Lincolnshire, LN11

County: Lincolnshire

District: East Lindsey

Civil Parish: Manby

Built-Up Area: Manby

Traditional County: Lincolnshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lincolnshire

Church of England Parish: Manby St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Lincoln

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Centurion House, Buildings 21 and 21a (Dining Room and Institute)


Airmen's dining room and institute. 1936-7. A Bulloch, architectural advisor to the Air Ministry's Directorate or Works and Buildings (drawing no. 2013/36). Cavity brick construction, interlocking tile roof covering to parapetted hipped roofs, brick stacks.

PLAN: Two parallel blocks, to N and S of central service yard and buildings.

EXTERIOR: 2 storeys. All windows are wood sashes, set to flush boxes with brick voussoir heads and concrete sills.
S block has 11-window S elevation with 20-pane first-floor, 24-pane ground-floor sashes and projecting central bay; latter has hipped parapetted roof and 18-pane sash above panelled double doors with radial fanlight set in semi-circular header arch set on imposts; one-window returns, to right with similar doorway; channelled rustication to door surrounds. Similar fenestration to rear wings.
N block has 15-window N elevation with similar fenestration and central parapetted entrance porch; outer bays have hipped bays brought to eaves below central parapet, and 15-pane sash above semi-circular arched doorway with radial fanlight.

INTERIOR: some internal joinery including panelled doors; staircases with steel balustrades.

HISTORY: This is a distinctive design of 1935 by the Air Ministry architect, A Bulloch. Detailing is restrained throughout, but massing, spacing and proportions are carefully considered, in the neo-Georgian style favoured at this period, and influenced by the impact of the Royal Fine Arts Commission, especially though the architect, Sir Edwin Lutyens. Manby ranks with Hullavington in Wiltshire - another Scheme A station - as the most complete and architecturally unified of the post-1934 stations of the so-called Expansion Period of the RAF. For further details see description for Tedder Hall (qv).

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