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Description: The Manor House
Date Listed: 16 March 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 142785
OS Grid Reference: SU7403620082
OS Grid Coordinates: 474036, 120082
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9754, -0.9468
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7420 BURITON NORTH LANE
13/14 The Manor House
Mansion. C18 exterior, but the older rear part has a timber-framed origin (C16,
C17): C19 restoration and small service extensions. The main block has brick
walls, the front of blue headers, with flush red dressings (quoins, rubbed flat
arches), stone plinth band, eaves cornice of moulded brick dentils beneath stone
cymatium, stone coping to parapet, stone keys, and stone plain 1st floor band: the
south side elevation is of Flemish bond with blue headers, similar details: the
north side is now roughcast. The rear wing is of ashlar malmstone with brick
dressings (quoins, cambered arches, brick dentil eaves), stone plinth band and 1st
floor band. Tile roof, hipped above the main block. Symmetrical east front of
three storeys, 1.3.1 windows: parapet with cornice, sash windows. The stone
doorcase has a moulded cornice, pulvinated frieze, eared architrave, and half-
glazed door. The south side of the main block has a full-height half-hexagon bay
at the east side: three storeys, 1.3 windows, and similar details. The rear wing
is set back from the south end of the main block, is symmetrical, of two storeys,
six windows (westernmost filled): casements above sashes. At each side there is
a brick porch with a pediment, a plain frieze continuing from the 1st floor band,
an arched opening with stone key and plinth, and a plain door within. The north
face of the rear wing is altered (late C19) but of similar features; there is
a massive chimney at the west end. Minor single-storeyed additions at the west
end. Interior: C18 oak staircase, C17 panelling in the older rear wing, with
some timber framing. At one time, the home of Edward Gibbon.
Ref: Country Life, 12 November 1948.
Listing NGR: SU7403820080
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Source: English Heritage
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