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Wightfield Manor, Deerhurst

Description: Wightfield Manor

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 4 July 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 126569

OS Grid Reference: SO8694228724
OS Grid Coordinates: 386942, 228724
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9569, -2.1914

Location: Sawpit Lane, Deerhurst, Gloucestershire GL19 4DP

Locality: Deerhurst
Local Authority: Tewkesbury Borough Council
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: GL19 4DP

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Listing Text

SO 8628-8728
11/28 Wightfield Manor
(formerly listed as Wightfield
4.7.60 Manor, Apperley) -
Former Manor House, now large farmhouse. C16, C17, both for Cassey
family, early C18, for John More or John Snell, early and mid C19
for Barnard family; minor alterations C20. Coursed, squared stone
to hall and porch, otherwise generally random blue lias rubble;
English garden wall bond brickwork of various dates; tiled roof.
Six-bay main block, 2 and 2½ storeys, originally one room deep, 3-
bay, 3-storey cross wing, 2 projecting stair turrets, single-storey
wing on left, various minor additions. Entrance front: plinth;
iron opening lights to all windows, mullioned with hollow chamfer.
Gable of cross wing on right with projecting stair turret to right:
6-light mullion and transom window, king mullion, hoodmould; small
stair window to right. Above 4-light mullion, with hoodmould; 3-
light mullion with hoodmould to second floor, small stair window to
right. Crow-stepped gable; hipped roof to turret. Hall block
slightly set back on left: two 3-light mullion and transom
windows, linked hoodmould; above two 3-light mullioned windows,
all four C19 in date. To left porch projects: moulded door
surround, 4-centred arch, sunk spandrels with shields, one with
Cassey griffin, hoodmould with circular stops; inside half-glazed
door in moulded surround, 4-centred arch, sunk spandrels: bench
seat each side on res-et scalloped capitals. To left of porch,
slightly set back canted stone bay, 4-light mullioned window, 4-
centred heads to each light. Moulded string set slightly above. On
left single-storey brick wing projects. Above, 3-light mullioned
window in porch, hoodmould with square stops, lean-to roof over.
Chamfer to left corner porch, 4-light wooden mullion and transom
windows. Above 2 gables, both brick, right wider than porch,
extending to left on jettied timber: valley between over centre of
wooden window. Blocked window right gable, window left. Base of
stone chimney on right of slope of porch roof against hall; tall
brick chimney from between gables. Right return: left end
projecting stair turret, 2 small windows, hipped roof, boarded door
on right return in heavy timber frame. Set back large, stone
external chimney with various vertical joints: top rebuilt in
brick. To right, 3-light mullion and transom windows, hoodmould,
above 3-light mullion with 4-centred heads to each, sunk spandrels;
4-light wooden mullion and transom to top floor. On right
projecting low brick wing, cellar and raised ground floor, stone
steps to quarter landing on gable, boarded door. Back elevation:
brick wing on left: 6-light casement under cambered brick arch at
ground level, 2-light casement above, both windows small panes.
Main house, all mullioned windows with 4-centred heads to lights
and sunk spandrels. Cross wing: plinth, 2-light mullioned window,
hoodmould, single-storey porch, slight projection, stone wall ends
carrying scalloped capitals, framing 2 recessed orders, columns
with scalloped capitals, semi-circular chevron-moulded arches over;
all over boarded door with flat lintel; plain parapet. To right
tripartite window, 4 pane sash under cambered stone arch: extends
partly into lean-to against right return of cross wing, with
further lean-to against its right return for a cupboard. Above, 4-
light mullioned window as below, 4-light wooden mullion and transom
to second floor: crow-stepped gable coming down to lower eaves on
right. Set back on right stone wall, offset above: opening at
right end. Above, on left, lateral chimney, top rebuilt in grey
brick. To right 3-light and small casement windows, catslide roof
over. Stair turret projects on right: 2 small windows, hipped
roof: further window left return. Set back to right stone wall:
C20 metal window infilling former fireplace opening (itself an
alteration): ends of 2-light mullioned window to right, cut down
to form doorway and later blocked. Above short lengths of moulded
string course. Above, 4-light mullioned window with hoodmould;
blocked opening to right. Shallow 3-light casement with leaded
lights under eaves: eaves raised or rebuilt in brick.
Interior: cross passage taken out of hall, heavy chamfer to beams
forming 12 compartments, pyramid stops over passage. In hall oven
to left rear, low dome, rebate for door, ogee arch carved in
lintel, segmental stone arch over with herringbone pattern on
keystone. To right lower door opening to fire box, opening into
oven. Armorial glass of second half C16 in window. Corner
cupboard, panelled door, semi-circular head with dummy keystone,
shaped shelves, dentil cornice. Six-panel C17 door to cross wing.
Timber-framed wall to left of cross passage: 'Delft' tile frame to
fireplace recess front room, wooden bars fixed to underside one
beam in room behind: C18 window in end wall, and above. Front
room in cross wing panelling first half C17, eared surround to
fireplace with paterae over, moulded shelf, 'Delft' tiles frame
grate. Two panelled doors, reeded surrounds with corner paterae,
fanlight over door to rear. Close-studded timber framing between
next room and rear'passage: heavy chamfer to ceiling beams.
Stirs to right cross wing and rear cross passage spiral, solid
treads around a mast, treads faced up ground to first floor in each
case. First floor, C17 panelling to porch room, with cupboard in
wall; 3-panel door. Left room over hall panelling of first half
C17; rooms over hall originally one, with ceiling divided into 6
by beams with heavy chamfer. In front room of cross wing ovolo-
moulded stone fireplace surround, interrupted at corners: flat
lintel. Angle-strut truss to stair turret: main roof heavy tie-
beam and principal rafters, queen struts and collar, 2 or 3 pairs
butt purlins, square ridge. Panel of Jacobean carved wood in wall
at head of main stairs. On site of earlier house, early C16, porch
and service wing; hall rebuilt later, then cross wing and stairs
incorporating stone from Priory. Later brick alterations to
service end. 1920's porch at rear said to be made from pieces of
Norman stonework found in grounds and embedded in later C16 work.
(V.C.H. Gloucestershire, Vol VIII, 1968; D.Verey, Gloucestershire,
the Vale and the Forest of Dean, 1970)

Listing NGR: SO8694228724

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Source: English Heritage

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