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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: MANOR HOUSE

List entry Number: 1126449

Location

MANOR HOUSE, HIGH STREET

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
CambridgeshireEast CambridgeshireDistrict AuthoritySoham

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 01-Dec-1951

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 48864

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History

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Details

TL 5973 SOHAM HIGH STREET (West Side) 13/56 Manor House 1.12.51 GV II*



House, c.1730. Narrow, grey gault brick, Flemish bond to front wall and English bond to side and rear walls. Only slightly altered and added to in C19. Parapetted, hipped roof of plain tiles with two ridge stacks. Double pile plan with opposing front and rear entries. Two storeys and attics with band between storeys and another at eaves height, now removed. Three dormers. Symmetrical elevation in five bays. Segmental arches to four recessed hung sashes of twelve panes each with original glazing bars, and a round-headed arch to a similar central hung sash. Central pedimented doorway with doorcase of fluted pilasters and Doric entablature and frieze. Round-headed arch to doorway. Door of six raised and fielded panels with a fanlight with radial glazing bars. Early C19 cast iron railings with honeysuckle motif and acorn finials to piers. Interior. Much of the original detail is intact. One ground floor room has raised and fielded panelling in two heights with a fine cornice of dentil and other ornament. Equally fine are the shouldered fireplace surround with a carved pulvinated frieze and above a shouldered and ramped overmantel with rosettes to the corners. This room also has a pedimented door with a shouldered surround. The dining room is lined with raised and fielded panelling but the cornice is less richly ornamented, and the pulvinated frieze to the fireplace is unmoulded. The door- ways have shouldered surrounds and the doorway to the second wing has a swan's neck pediment. The hall and landing have round-headed arches with panelled archivolts and keyblocks. The hall floor is paved with stone and there is raised and fielded panelling below the dado. The open-well staircase is of two flights and landing. Open-string with turned balusters with moulded and swept rail, fluted newels with curtail and scroll tread brackets.

Listing NGR: TL5938873097

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National Grid Reference: TL 59388 73097

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