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Description: Manor Farmhouse and Dovecote
Date Listed: 25 August 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 128809
OS Grid Reference: SP0911228054
OS Grid Coordinates: 409112, 228054
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9509, -1.8688
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TEMPLE GUITING TEMPLE GUTTING VILLAGE
SP 02 NE
6/162 Manor Farmhouse and dovecote
Manor house. Early C16 with C20 extension rear left. Coursed
squared and dressed limestone, limestone slate roof, limestone
gable coping and ashlar stacks. 'E'shaped plan including 2 cell
dovecote attached right. Central projecting gable, gable end of
dovecote projects forwards in similar way far right. Asymmetrical
gable end set back in relation to others far left. 2 storeys and
garret. Irregular fenestration; 2, 3 and 4-light double-chamfered
stone mullioned casements with stopped hoods and stilted heads with
carved spandrels. Similar 4-light window with transom to first
floor of left gable. 3-light double-chamfered stone- mullioned
casement with hood to half dormer between central gable and
dovecote. All windows with leaded panes, some with original glass.
6-panelled door in wood surround under pointed arched hood with
stops, left gable end. Plank door with early hinges within flat-
chamfered Tudor arched surround with stopped hood in gable end of
dovecote. 2 square wood lanterns with pyramidal roofs to dovecote.
Twin diagonal axial stacks far right with moulded caps. Similar,
but square twin central axial stacks. Large square stack from
eaves left. Flat gable-end coping with roll-cross saddles. Rear of
house; two Cotswold dormers with gable end of dovecote left,
stepped buttresses, small rectangular fire window,
Interior: flagged floor to former dairy left, formerly with cross
passage. Pointed arches at top and bottom of stone spiral stair
right of front door. Probable former central open hall, now with
room inserted in roof space, with raised cruck type roof
construction. Two panels of stained glass one with the initials /I
B/ with a bishops crozier between, (q.v. monument in Church of St.
Mary, John Beale, died 1774 former occupant of house). House
reputed to have been a summer residence of the Bishops of Oxford
but prior to that was probably associated with the Knights Templar
(q.v. Church of St. Mary) who founded a preceptory in Temple
Guiting in mid C12.
Listing NGR: SP0911228054
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Source: English Heritage
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