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Description: Willersey Manor
Date Listed: 20 February 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 127095
OS Grid Reference: SP1071339493
OS Grid Coordinates: 410713, 239493
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0537, -1.8452
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SP 1039-1139 WILLERSEY MAIN STREET
14/178 Willersey Manor
Manor house: The Manor House on 1:2500 O.S. Map. C14-C17 main
body; C18 wing; C19 outshut; C20 porch. Described from garden.
C14-C17 part, coursed squared limestone, C17 outshut, coursed,
squared and dressed limestone. Limestone slate roof with flat
gable coping on C18 wing. C18 wing and C20 porch, coursed, squared
and dressed limestone with ashlar facade on opposite side to
described front. Twin ashlar stack from ridge of C14-C17 main
body, close to junction with C18 wing which has ashlar gable end
stacks and a stack off centre right. Plan: C14-17 block runs
forward to right with C18 extension attached left. C20 entrance
porch to right of C14-17 block in angle made with C18 wing. C17
outshut to right of C14-17 main body towards rear. C19 outshuts to
rear of same. Main body: 2 storeys and attic lit by C20 gabled
dormers along right wall and single garret window with ogee cusping
in gable end. Single 3-light, hollow chamfered, stone mullioned
window below with C20 patio door to ground floor below. Similar 2
and 3-light windows in left and right walls of block also. Single
light with pointed head in right wall. All stone mullioned windows
in the main body have leaded panes. C18 wing: 2 storeys with
cellar under left end and attic lit by single 2-light C20 dormer.
True facade of C18 part away from garden front. 3-windowed; four,
16-pane sashes on right two cross windows with wood mullions and
transoms and glazing bars, left. Interior: C14-C17 block: Room far
right, ground floor, deep chamfered beams. Room over has roll-
moulded beams with highly carved stops. Secret stone altar with
small incised crosses hidden below window sill in upper room.
History: The earliest part of the house is reputed to have been
built for the Abbot of Evesham for his summer residence. In the
C16 and C17 it belonged to the Roper family who were staunch
Catholics, probably explaining the secret stone altar. The house
has traditional associations with the Elizabethan composer, William
Listing NGR: SP1071339493
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Source: English Heritage
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