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Description: Manor House and Attached Walls
Date Listed: 25 August 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 126998
OS Grid Reference: SP1613943555
OS Grid Coordinates: 416139, 243555
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0901, -1.7658
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SP 1643-1743 MICKLETON CHURCH LANE
25.3.60 Manor House
- and attached walls
Manor House. C17, altered C18, enlarged and remodelled in a C17
style 1887-91 under patronage of Sydney Graves Hamilton. Ashlar
limestone with limestone slate roof, with flat coped gables and
roll-cross finials. Slate and glass roof over C19 infill of
courtyard towards described facade to road. Polygonal lantern with
leaded roof over C19 stair turret. 4 triple diagonal stacks from
facade all with moulded tops. C17 block formerly 'U' shaped in
plan. C19 a 2-gabled rear entrance inserted in place of courtyard
and an extension added to right wall to form main entrance with
rectangular C19 stair turret attached to gable end, projecting from
described facade. Facade: 2 storeys with attic, 5 gables.
Rectangular stair turret projecting forward right with moulded
string near top. 6-windowed, 2-light stone mullioned casements, 2,
3 and 4-light mullioned and transomed casements most with stopped
hoods. Flat chamfered mullions. C19, half glazed, plank door, off
centre left in 4-centred arched surround with stopped hood and roll
moulded surround. Large scratch sundial on gable left with
inscription NOII CONFIDERE NOCTI. Insurance plaque below. Left
wall forms most complete survival of C17 Manor House: principal
gable left, 2 Cotswold dormers right. All with pointed and roll-
cross finials. Bulls-eye windows towards apex of Cotswold dormers.
Windows to ground and first floors: 3-light, flat-chamfered, stone
mullioned windows and 4 and 6-light mullioned and transomed window.
The latter with King mullions. Lead, rainwater head, initalled and
dated M G 1744 rear left. Subsiduary features: curving wall
attached to left end wall. C18, squared and dressed limestone 3
ashlar piers with fielded panels, flanking entrance to former rear
yard. 2 piers flanking entrace to former rear yard have original
moulded tops one with ball finial. Third pier within wall to right
with C19/20 moulded top and square lantern. 4-centred arched
doorway far right. Another wall running forward from left wall of
main body with 2 round-headed arches one blocked and 4-centred
arched doorway also.
Interior: C17 dogleg staircase with turned balusters and closed
string. 2 large salting vats in dairy situated at N corner of C17
block. History: The poet and landscape gardener, William
Shenstone, stayed at the Manor House in about 1750; planting
inspired by him is still visible in the area. Rear wall refronted
c1887-91 when its C18 facade and attached library wing were removed
up the hill to Kiftsgate Court (q.v.).
Listing NGR: SP1614343540
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Source: English Heritage
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