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The Charterhouse (Former Sergeants' Mess and Quarters)

A Grade II Listed Building in Manby, Lincolnshire

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Latitude: 53.3629 / 53°21'46"N

Longitude: 0.0953 / 0°5'43"E

OS Eastings: 539529

OS Northings: 387161

OS Grid: TF395871

Mapcode National: GBR YY3K.F6

Mapcode Global: WHJKZ.FQMS

Plus Code: 9F52937W+54

Entry Name: The Charterhouse (Former Sergeants' Mess and Quarters)

Listing Date: 11 October 2004

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1392629

English Heritage Legacy ID: 500371

ID on this website: 101392629

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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The Charterhouse (former Sergeants' Mess and Quarters)


Sergeants' Mess and Quarters, now offices. 1936-7. A Bulloch, architectural advisor to the Air Ministry's Directorate or Works and Buildings (drawing no. 3690/35). Cavity brick construction, interlocking tile roof covering to parapetted hipped roofs, brick stacks.

PLAN: Overall U-shaped plan, with central E facing mess block with rear service ranges linked to matching accommodation blocks to N and S.

EXTERIOR: 2 storeys. All windows are wood sashes, set to flush boxes with brick voussoir heads and concrete sills.
South block: Symmetrical 7-window S front has 12-pane sashes, 8-pane to outer bays, and panelled door set in semi-circular arch of header bricks with blind tympanum; channelled rustication to door surround. 3-window returns, with central door to right (E).
Matching N block with main N elevation, at present (2003) boarded up.
Central block: Taller and projecting forward as an E-facing elevation is the parapetted central block, which has a similar 9-window range with central door. To rear (W) of this is a parapetted 4-window single-storey service range with a hipped roof, and a rendered extension of c1942.

INTERIOR: some original 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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