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Pittleworth Manor House, Bossington

Description: Pittleworth Manor House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 29 May 1957
English Heritage Building ID: 140598

OS Grid Reference: SU3276929679
OS Grid Coordinates: 432769, 129679
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0655, -1.5337

Location: Bossington, Hampshire SO20 6NA

Locality: Bossington
Local Authority: Test Valley Borough Council
County: Hampshire
Country: England
Postcode: SO20 6NA

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Listing Text

SU 32 NW
7/1 Pittleworth Manor House
29/5/57 (Formerly listed as
Pittlenorth Manor)
Manor house. C16 with C17 crosswings and side stack, encased C18 when range
added to front between 2 wings, altered windows C19. Timber-frame with
plaster infill core, brick some chequerwork, stack C17 brick, old plain tile
roof. 2 storey, 4 bay C16 building with wide 2-bay deep wings added to end
bays on front C17, probably in brick and side stack added to rear of upper bay,
in late C18 narrow range added to front between wings and inner bay of wings
reroofed to form 2 long ridges and small parallel roofs to front bays of wings,
early C19 wings and much else refronted. Front symmetrical 2 storey and attic
7 narrow bays having 2 bay wings projecting a bay at each end. Central 4-panel
door in solid frame under C20 Doric porch, all dark stained. Each side altered
C18 leaded cross-window under Dutch arch, 3 similar on 1st floor under rubbed
brick arches, centre one late C20 filling blocked opening. Toothed eaves. 2
hipped 2-light dormers on roof. Wings have on inner faces blocked opening
under Dutch area with over cross-window under similar. Right wing has 2 similar
with one over in centre, left has large cast iron window under Dutch arch with
cross-window over. Wings half-hipped inwards to centre with stack at other end
and hipped dormer on left wing. Inside, left bay of main range has C16 full
height wall paintings on right and front facing wall. Walls are of timber-
frame with stud and plaster infill all painted in ochre, vegetable dyes and oil
paint. Painting of c1540 mostly painted over in 1580 when at top of wall,
Parable of Lazarus written in couplets. Discovered in 1922 when some of the
Jacobean panelling removed, this survives on other 2 walls along with carved
chalk 4-centred arch fireplace to external side stack on rear wall.

Listing NGR: SU3276829675

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Source: English Heritage

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