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The Manor House and Attached Outbuilding Range, Kirtlington

Description: The Manor House and Attached Outbuilding Range

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 November 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 243465

OS Grid Reference: SP5001919616
OS Grid Coordinates: 450019, 219616
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8729, -1.2749

Location: Church Lane, Kirtlington, Oxfordshire OX5 3HJ

Locality: Kirtlington
Local Authority: Cherwell District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX5 3HJ

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Listing Text

(South side)

16/80 The Manor House and attached
26/11/51 outbuilding range
(Formerly listed as Manor
House Farmhouse)


Manor house and outbuilding. Late medieval and C16/C17. Coursed limestone rubble
with some ashlar dressings; Stonesfield-slate and artificial stone-slate roofs
with rebuilt brick stacks. L-plan. 2 storeys plus attics and 2 storeys. Main
range has an irregular front facing a courtyard with two renewed 3-light
casements at first floor and, at ground floor, continuous lintels over a doorway
plus casements of 2, 3 and 4 lights, probably re-arranged. Lower wing projecting
from left contains the entrance in a lean-to porch, and has a 3-light casement
to each floor. Gables of main range have stone parapets with scroll kneelers
and, to left, a stone finial. Rear of main range has 4 casements at first floor,
and a stone corbel carrying a renewed diagonally-set lateral stack. Garden
front, to left, has a tall semi-octagonal stair turret with small stone windows;
the left gable wall of the main range (which the tower partly obscures) has
sashes, some with keyblock flat arches. Stacks at ends of "L" each have 2
diagonal shafts. A low link connects to a 2-storey 5-window outbuilding range,
probably C17, parallel with the main range and partly forming the third side of
the courtyard; it retains unglazed wood-mullion windows to both floors on both
sides. Interior: main entrance in lower wing has a moulded oak doorframe leading
to a through passage, forming part of a 3-bay room with intersecting moulded
medieval beams and matching wallplates; the Tudor-arched moulded stone fireplace
is re-set. The chamber above is said to have an arched truss. Formerly dated
1563. Outbuilding has a butt-purlin roof with raking struts to the trusses, and
has a heavy first-floor structure; it has been known as a malthouse. The earlier
range of the house is possibly the chamber block to a hall formerly on the site
of the main range.
(V.C.H.: Oxfordshire, Vol.VI, p.220).

Listing NGR: SP5001919616

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Source: English Heritage

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