© Dr David Drury
BURTON AGNES MANOR HOUSE, MAIN STREET (north off)
BURTON AGNES, EAST RIDING OF YORKSHIRE, EAST YORKSHIRE
Dr David Drury
10 September 1999
17 July 1987
Date of last amendment:
17 July 1987
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BURTON AGNES MAIN STREET
(north side, off)
11/22 Burton Agnes Manor House
Manor house. Origins of c1170-5 for Roger de Stuteville with C15 roof,
outer walls c1601-10 with later alterations including probably early-mid C18
fenestration. Pinkish-red brick in English bond with magnesian limestone
ashlar dressings, with coursed magnesian limestone to rear and west and
concealed roof. 3 storeys, 4 bays. 2- and 3-course chamfered plinth.
Quoins. Entrance to fourth bay a C20 plank door within chamfered round
ashlar arch. Windows: ground floor has 6-pane sashes, first floor has
12-pane sashes; second floor has 6-pane sashes, all within double-chamfered,
ovolo-moulded ashlar surrounds. Cavetto-moulded cornice. North side.
Ground floor has 3 blocked segmentally-arched openings, one blocked
straight-headed opening, and remains of lancet window with chamfered
surround. First floor: remains of further round-arched opening, now
blocked. Ashlar chimney rises from first-floor level on corbel table. East
side has blocked entrance within double-chamfered surround and similar
fenestration to front facade. West side has blocked window opening which
breaks moulded first-floor band; a chamfered ashlar architrave with 2-light
mullion window to head; slit window. Interior. C12 undercroft of 4 by 2
bays with short, thick-set round piers with spurs to the bases, square abaci
and waterleaf capitals; to westernmost pier are holes marked for 'Nine Men's
Morris'. Vaults have single-chamfered ribs. Pointed arch to spiral
staircase in north-west corner which leads to 2-storey former great hall.
Hall: remains of blocked pointed window with Perpendicular tracery to head
to west wall. Remains of fireplace. Window openings are deeper to inside
on south and west facades indicating position of Elizabethan windows.
Remains of segmentally-arched window to north wall. Roof: arch braces on
corbels support chamfered tie beams. Dentil cornice. Exposed rafters.
Moulded ridge purlin. Pevsner N, Yorkshire, York and The East Riding, 1978,
p 207. M Wood, Burton Agnes Old Manor House, 1981.