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Dixton Manor, Alderton

Description: Dixton Manor

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 4 July 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 135116

OS Grid Reference: SO9845730485
OS Grid Coordinates: 398457, 230485
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9728, -2.0239

Location: Alderton, Gloucestershire GL52 4RB

Locality: Alderton
Local Authority: Tewkesbury Borough Council
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: GL52 4RB

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There is also a scheduled monument, Dixton Hill camp, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

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Listing Text


5/18 Dixton Manor



Manor house built by John Higford in 1555 as indicated by datestone
on porch, altered and extended C16, altered early C18, extended
early C19 by the Gist family. Coursed squared and dressed
limestone with dressed stone quoins: stone slate roof. Early C19
extension red brick with concrete tile roof. C19 and C20 red brick
stacks. Rectangular late C16 main body with what remains of the
mid C16 range, largely demolished early C19, at the north east
corner; early C19 extension to rear of the late C16 range, further
C16 range, further C19 extension runs away at right angles from
the south east corner. Two storeys, attic and cellar Entrance
front: projecting 3-storey porch; lower 2 storeys mid C16, upper
storey late C16; moulded 4-centred arched entrance with moulded
imposts, jewelled stops, panelled spandrels, stopped hood and
continuous dripmould; rectangular datestone with incised
inscription 'JOANES / HVUGGEFORD / ANO. DOMINI.. 1555..' above
entrance: bench seats within porch; early studded plank door with
strap hinges within a smaller 4-centred arch within porch. Squat
2-light ovolo-moulded windows to the return walls with diamond-
leaded panes and continuous dripmould. Early C18 sash with wide
glazing bars and ovolo-moulded surround to the first floor above
the entrance; ovolo-moulded stone-mullioned casements to the
return walls. Ovolo-moulded 2-light stone-mullioned casements,
painted to imitate windows with glazing bars to the top floor. C19
lean-to extension to the left of the porch. Paired C18 sash to
the ground floor right of the porch within an ovolo-moulded
surround; similar paired early C18 sash with king mullion and
continuous dripmould above; partially blocked window with fixed
12-pane window within blocking upper left; 3-light ovolo-moulded
stone-mullioned casement with stopped hood to the gable. North-
west front of the late C16 range: 4 gables; 2-storey Cl9 four-
light canted bay off-centre left lit by 18-pane sashes; parapet
with two finials; paired C18 sash to the left; large 2-light
stone-mullioned casement with C19 sash windows far right with
stopped hood interrupting an otherwise almost continuous hoodmould.
Two paired C18 sash windows and two single C18 sash windows with a
continuous hoodmould over. Three 3-light ovolo-moulded stone-
mullioned casements with stopped hoods to each gable. Glass door
with glazing bars within a 4-centred arched surround to the right
of the canted bay. Triple-gabled rear elevation now largely
obscured by a Cl9 extension which is lit by 3-light moulded stone-
mullioned casements with stopped hoods and leaded panes. South-
facing gable end of late C16 range: paired C19 sash to ground
floor; 18-pane sash above; 3-light ovolo-moulded stone-mullioned
casement with transom and stopped hood to the attic. Cl9 extension
to the right with 4-light canted bay; fenestration otherwise
mostly 40-pane sashes; double glass doors with glazing bars.
Cross-gabled turret far right lit by single-light casements with
leaded panes; gable end of service wing breaks forwards to right.
Large projecting stack, now incorporated into C19 extension to the
late C16 range, with 8 diagonal shafts; further formerly
projecting axial stacks also. Moulded coping and finials to
Interior: Elizabethan dog-leg staircase with turned balusters and
partly turned newels. Tall C16 round-headed arch with keystone,
imposts, panelled spandrels and fleur de lys stops; short diagonal
passage lined with C17 panelling to entrance hall. Fielded 2-panel
doors to Drawing Room which is lined with early Georgian fielded
panelling; white marble fireplace. Regency mirror decorated with
signs of the zodiac formerly over the fireplace, now removed. Fine
C16 Tudor-arched stone fireplace moved from its original position
with entablature with frieze decorated with band of guilloches each
enclosing a single open flower. Library with Regency bookcases
with reeded decoration and fleurons. Several upstairs rooms with
early Georgian panelling.
(V.C.H. Glos. Vol VI pp 191-192; Country Life Vol 99 pp 762 and

Listing NGR: SO9845730485

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Source: English Heritage

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