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Manor House, Swavesey in 1976

The Old Manor House, 80 Station Road, Swavesey

History of the Old Manor House

Listed building:

Manor house. Late medieval, early C17 with C19 alterations. Timber framed and plastered, C17 red brick, and C19 gault brick; plain tile roofs. Two storeys; two late medieval crosswings with central hall range rebuilt early C17.

The manor was purchased in 1549 by the 4th Sir John Cutts (1525-1554), of Horham Hall, Essex; his son, 5th Sir John Cutts of Childerly Hall Cambridge ‘built a very pretty retyring house there’, (Swavesey) (Cole). The manor was called Bennets, and was sold by the Cutts family in 1718 to Mr Bacon.

The Manor House, Swavesey.. Description

1851:

Henry Wiles, 46, farmer 1060 acres employing 44 labourers, b Hunts

Sarah, 32, b Landbeach

Katherine, 6, b Swavesey

Alice S, 5, b Swavesey

Annette, 1, b Swavesey

Susan Mitham, servant, 18, b Swavesey

Ann Hick, servant, 19, b Fen Drayton

Charlotte Dodson, servant, 15, b Swavesey

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