It was built in 1938 at Swindon Works at a cost of £3,986 excluding the tender, withdrawn from service in December 1965 and purchased directly from British Railways for preservation by a member of the Great Western Society in 1965-66. Cookham Manor was the only locomotive in the Manor class to have been bought directly from BR. Initially it was stored at Ashchurch, until moving to Didcot in August 1970.
Motive power depot allocations.
|March 1938||Old Oak common|
|December 1953||St Phillips Marsh|
|June 1959||Newton Abbot|
It was said to be considered highly by the crews that operated her, and unusually for her class, the engine was fitted with a larger 4000 gallon water tender.
The locomotive saw considerable main line use whilst in preservation, but it is currently in static preservation status awaiting a major overhaul at Didcot Railway Centre.
|Home Base||Current Status||Owner|
|Didcot Railway Centre||On static display awaiting major overhaul|
|7808 Cookham Manor at Tilehurst – July 1963|
|7808 Cookham Manor at Gloucester – May 1966|
|7808 Cookham Manor at Paddington – June 1964|
|7808 Cookham Manor at Taplow Open Day – September 1966|
|7808 Cookham Manor at Bristol Bath Road Open Day – October 1967|
|7808 Cookham Manor at Tyseley-1969|
|7808 Cookham Manor at Didcot-2011|
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- 7820 Dinmore Manor
- 7821 Ditcheat Manor
- 7822 Foxcote Manor
- 7827 Lydham Manor
- 7828 Odney Manor