Description: Manor House
Date Listed: 20 November 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 244715
OS Grid Reference: SP3522237843
OS Grid Coordinates: 435222, 237843
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0379, -1.4879
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3 cottages/farmhouse now large, irregular rambling house. C17 with additions and
alterations of c.1910-5. 3 ranges and a square tower with brick flying
buttresses. Picturesque Arts and Crafts style. Left barn/hall range. Coursed
ironstone rubble. Hipped, thatched roof. Large projecting lateral brick stack. 2
Early English lancets and C19 casements. Left end has oriel window to c.1910
'minstrel's gallery'. Central range. Coursed ironstone rubble. Hipped, thatched
roof. 2 brick end stacks, one with diagonally set shafts. 2 storeys plus attic.
L-plan. Rear. 4-window range. 2-light stone mullioned windows with hood moulds
and label stops. 4 metal casements in wood frames, with hood lintels. Latticed
lights. Some crown glass. Large dormer with latticed lights. Front has C20
four-centred arched doorways with C20 plank or stable doors. C20 casements.
Square tower of coursed ironstone rubble. Lancets and brick flying buttresses.
Right range. Brick to rear, coursed ironstone on front. Hipped and gabled
thatched roof. Front has 2- and 3-light casements in wood frames with wood
lintels and 3-light stone mullioned windows with hood moulds and label stops.
Pent. Interior: C17 part has stop-chamfered beams, inglenook with chamfered
bressumer, stone flag floors, plank door, window seats, shutters and panelling.
Hall has c.1910 interior with 3-bay pegged, principal rafter roof, dias,
'minstrels gallery' and large fireplace. Elsewhere details of c.1910-5 including
brick fireplaces, wooden stairs and roofs. Additions and alterations were made
in c.1910-5 for the pageant master Frank Lascelles.
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, 1974, p767)
Listing NGR: SP3522237843
Source: English Heritage
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