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Description: North Aston Manor
Date Listed: 8 December 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 244006
OS Grid Reference: SP4795829096
OS Grid Coordinates: 447958, 229096
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9583, -1.3035
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SP42NE NORTH ASTON SOMERTON ROAD
5/279 North Aston Manor
Manor house. Probably C15, altered and re-modelled C17, and extended early C18,
C19 and 1911. Partly-coursed limestone rubble witn some wooden lintels and some
ashlar dressings; Stonesfield-slate roofs with stone-and-brick stacks. Main
range plus cross-wings, probably deriving from a hall house. 2 storeys. Garden
front has a recessed central section with 3 renewed cross-windows at ground
floor and large C20 casements above; to right, in the angle with the cross-wing,
are 2 stair projections with casements and a sash window. Left cross wing is
probably C17 or earlier and has a stone-architraved window above a 3-light
casement. C18 right cross-wing is taller and has an ashlar storeyband and
12-pane sashes with plain stone architraves and projecting keyblocks, both wings
have hipped roofs and stone-based lateral stacks, the 2 to left with large
projections and some rebuilt diagonal shafts. Rear of left wing is wider and has
a pair of windows with moulded keyblock surrounds; the return to the central
range has a plinth and buttress and may be medieval. Adjoining it, a fine C15
doorway in the main range has a 4-centre-arched surround with continuous wave
mouldings below a hood mould. Right side of C18 wing has a 3-window arrangement
of stone-architraved sashes, those at ground floor with thick glazing bars; an
inserted doorway, now the main entrance, replicates the medieval door. To rear
of the right wing is a long range of 1911. Interior: central range has a
4-centre-arched chamfered stone doorway with a hood mould, and has roof trusses
with low cambered collars which may be medieval. Left range has very thick
walls, and includes a wide segmental-arched stone fireplace with impost blocks
and keyblock, above which is some bolection-mould panelling.
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: p719; VCH: Oxfordshire: Vol XI, p11)
Listing NGR: SP4795829096
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