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Description: Manor House
Date Listed: 26 November 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 244541
OS Grid Reference: SP5612225540
OS Grid Coordinates: 456122, 225540
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9256, -1.1853
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BUCKNELL BAINTON ROAD
SP52NE (South side)
4/17 Manor House
Manor house, now 2 linked dwellings. Early C17, possibly partly earlier, altered
and partly rebuilt probably c.17OO for Lenthall Trotman, extended c.1830 for the
Tyrwhitt-Drake family, altered late C19 and late C20. Partly-coursed limestone
rubble with ashlar dressings; Stonesfield-slate, Welsh-slate, plain-tile and
artificial stone-slate roofs with stone and brick stacks. H plan, enlarged to
courtyard plan with subsidiary wings, 2 storeys plus attic and 3 storeys.
Symmetrical 5-window coursed-rubble front of central range, probably rebuilt
c.1700 to replace the hall range, has late-C19 stone-mullioned windows with
transoms, all of 2 lights except the single-light window over the C19 stone
porch; the front door within retains a stone architrave. Roof has three C19 roof
dormers. Both crosswings project slightly below gables with scalloped
bargeboards which may be C17. Right wing has a plinth and has moulded strings to
both floors, which step back slightly, and returns to a long wing which has a
2-storey 5-sided bay window; all windows have C19 stone mullions and transoms
except for a C19 ovolo-moulded 2-light stone-mullioned window in the rear gable.
A lateral stack retains a C17 diagonal brick shaft. Lower left crosswing has
similar renewed windows in its front gable wall, and has massive rubble stacks
rising from the left side; it extends further to rear and has a steep hip at the
far end of the roof. A 3-storey squared-rubble range of c.1830 linking the 2
ranges, has a symmetrical 3-window garden front with 12-pane first-floor sashes,
shorter sashes above, and inserted mullioned windows at ground floor;
shallow-pitched Welsh-slate roof has projecting boxed eaves. Low stone-slated
service ranges farm a further courtyard to left of the house, and link to a
taller range of 1865 with large mullioned-and-transomed windows, which may have
contained a billiard room or schoolroom. A single-storey late-C20 range extends
forwards from the left side of the house. Interior: main (north) and west ranges
contain much C17 panelling and 3 fireplaces: the hall fireplace has a
triple-arched overnantel; the other fireplaces and some of the decorative
panelling may be re-used work from Jacobean beds. Attic of west range contains
two moulded C17 doorways. A fine early-C17 plaster ceiling in the west range has
elaborate strapwork and roundels depicting the heads of historical figures; the
room also has mid-C18 fielded panelling with an arched pilastered entrance, and
has a Rococo fireplace from another room. 4 more bedrooms have plainer pine
panelling and C18 fireplaces, some panelling re-used from elsewhere. An
early-C18 egg-and-dart fireplaces with an elaborate frieze and cornice, now in
the east range is also re-located. Early-C18 closed-string stair, rising to
attics, has ramped moulded handrails and turned balusters. Early-C19 south
range, now part of a separate dwelling, has a fine drawing-room fireplace with
fluted Ionic columns. Butt-purlin routs to east, north and west ranges are all
probably of c.1700.
(VCH: Oxfordshire: Vol VI, pp71-2; Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, p50l)
Listing NGR: SP5612225540
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