Manor House Survey 1969

Photographs and notes on the Manor House made in April 1969.

Upton Manor

29th April 1969

Square ?? staircase. Flight from first to second floor landing, wood seems to be lime covered with 3 coats of paint.

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Straight more recent staircase from ground to first floor, late 18th century. The open door to the W.C. appears to be made by blocking part of the back internal porch.

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Part of the open beam structure of lath & plaster ceiling on E. side. Door opens on to main landing.

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Entrance front showing oblique line of later back block. Windows of drawing room above, scullery or back kitchen below. Blocked in windows on old block, chimney stacks, S. west angle and roof of gable of later block above old roof (behind chimney stack).

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E. farmyard face and part of S. garden face showing on the later 17 century brickwork and string course, rough cast back face of old block with stones in foundation. 18 century windows and tile hung gables and attic window. Also later block also with tile hung gables, arched back door and arched landing window.

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S. facing angle of old block showing plaster or rough cast surface of back (E.) wall of old block, the two windows of E. first floor bedroom (Miss Sofies), arched window to landing with arch of back porch below the window to left of this window of the W.C. is ?? into a blocked 2nd arch of porch, ? window of linking string course, modern window on to staircase & blocked window in staircase projection & both attic windows.

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South or garden face of the old block, junction of staircase projection and west portion of wall, showing string course and changes profile as it rises to meet the…

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Dining room window on west of entrance face of old block showing blocked window alongside and lower edge of sluinging? course above. The proportions of this blocked window, with the exception of those in the staircase projection, suggest that they had mullions and casements, probably mullions of wood like those in the (destroyed) Middle Farm in the same village.

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Brickwork on south garden face near east corner showing brick pricked with “1678”.

All the above photos by W. Burrells, 1968