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Little Manor and Attached Wall, Adderbury

Description: Little Manor and Attached Wall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 8 December 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 243803

OS Grid Reference: SP4659235420
OS Grid Coordinates: 446592, 235420
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0153, -1.3225

Location: Horn Hill Road, Adderbury, Oxfordshire OX17 3EJ

Locality: Adderbury
Local Authority: Cherwell District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX17 3EJ

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Listing Text

(South side)
Adderbury West
6/81 Little Manor and attached
08/12/55 garden wall
(Formerly listed as Little
Manor, Bloxham Road)

Substantial house, possibly a manor house. Probably early C17 or earlier,
extended late C17, C19 and C20. Coursed squared marlstone with wooden lintels;
Stonesfield-slate and plain-tile roofs with stone-and-brick stacks. 2-unit plan
extended to 3 units with added rear wings. 2 storeys plus attic, 2 bays to right
of 4-window front are earlier and have a low chamfered plinth; right bay has
renewed casements, but left bay retains 2-light leaded casements to both floors.
Added left unit of range has a higher plinth and has two leaded 2-light
casements at each floor and a doorway adjoining the older section. Roof has
gable parapets with moulded projecting kneelers, stone-based stacks to right of
centre and to both gables, and has 3 small 2-light roof dormers. C19 and C20
wings return from both ends of the range: the right wing in stone with gable
parapets; the left in painted brick. Interior: central room has 2 cross beams
with heavy chamfers and stops, and has an open fireplace with chamfered
bressumer; room above has intersecting stop-chamfered beams forming six ceiling
sections and has a chamber fireplace. Earlier section of roof has a diagonal
ridge beam and stop-chamfered butt purlins, possibly re-used. A gateway and a
short length of wall to right of the house link to a C17/early C18 section of
the boundary wall on Horn Hill Road which extends from a C20 gable to
approximately 60 metres to south. The rubble wall, approximately 2 metres high
has a stone-and-cement coping, and incorporates a re-set pointed-arched doorway
in a chamfered stone surround with bar stops which may be medieval; the plank
door has ancient reused hinges. Reputed to have been the manor house of the
manor held by the Doyley family.
(VCH: Oxfordshire: Vol IX, p12)

Listing NGR: SP4659235420

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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