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Description: Toddington Manor
Date Listed: 4 July 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 134943
OS Grid Reference: SP0363333325
OS Grid Coordinates: 403633, 233325
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9984, -1.9485
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SP 03 SW
3/157 Toddington Manor
Large country house. 1819-'35 by and for C. Hanbury-Tracy; some
later alterations. Ashlar masonry: roofing material not clear.
Three quadrangles linked diagonally, house proper round 3 sides of
one, with cloister inside, 2 and 2 1/2 storeys; remaining quadrangles
kitchen and stabling, single storey. Facade facing church:
moulded plinth throughout. On left, 2-storey canted bay, flanked
by octagonal turrets with blind arcading, 3-light window with
Perpendicular tracery and flat head to each floor, blind
quatrefoils below, moulded string above. Blind arcading to
crenellated parapet over, turrets carried up to end in crocketed
finials. To left, side of semi-octagonal bay, blind tracery on
first part, single-light window on angle with blind tracery below
to both floors, crenellated parapet as canted bay. To right of
canted bay five 2-light windows with arched heads and hoodmoulds.
Moulded string course, five 2-light mullion and transom windows,
flat heads, Perpendicular tracery to upper lights, hoodmoulds.
Moulded string course, crenellated parapet in 4 bays, with gabled
pinnacles between each. To right canted bay with octagonal turrets
as on left. Slightly set back beyond paired arched openings, 2-
light reticulated tracery on left, boarded door on right with
similar tracery over as fanlight. Blind tracery and moulded string
above, lancet window with hoodmould either side of statue in niche,
projecting head over. Blind arcading, string courses, crenellated
parapet. Chapel wing projecting to right, square-set corner
buttresses, blind arcading to face, gabled offsets: blind arcading
to ground floor, with 2-light window, ogee head and hoodmould,
moulded string, 6-light window with 2 king mullions, hoodmould.
Openwork crenellations above string follow slope of roof, corner
and centre crocketed finials. Single-storey kitchen wing to right.
Set back, partly to left of right canted bay, square tower with
corner pinnacles. A very important Gothic-revival building,
detailing largely derived from Perpendicular work at Oxford:
thought to have influenced design of Highclere and the Houses of
Parliament. Interior not accessible, nor close access possible to
exterior. For interior and entrance front see C. Hussey. Forms
group with terrace walls and church (q.v.).
(J. Britton, Graphic Description of Toddington, 1840; C. Hussey,
English Country Houses -late Georgian, 1800-1840, 1958; D. Verey,
Gloucestershire, The Vale and The Forest of Dean, 1970)
Listing NGR: SP0364233292
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Source: English Heritage
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