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Description: Chippinghurst Manor House and Attached Garden Walls
Date Listed: 18 July 1963
English Heritage Building ID: 246389
OS Grid Reference: SP6012601203
OS Grid Coordinates: 460126, 201203
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7064, -1.1313
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SP 60 SW CUDDESDON AND DENTON CHIPPINGHURST
3/1 Chippinghurst Manor House
18/07/63 and attached garden walls
Manor house. Late C16, reconstructed and extended 1937 by Fielding Dodd for
James McDougall. Coursed limestone rubble with ashlar quoins; plain-tile
roof with brick stacks. U-plan. 2 storeys. Main entrance in south wing is
flanked by projecting east and west wings forming north-facing court. C16
pyramid-roofed 3-storey turret in south-east angle has a 2-course stone
weathering at storey height and, in the top stage, a leaded oak-frame window
with 3 internal diamond mullions. Except for the adjacent chimney-stack with
diagonal shafts and a blocked single-light window, both in the east wing, the
remainder of the work facing the court is C20. The east front, the details of
which are copied throughout, has a moulded plinth stone eaves-cove and ashlar
storey-band, and forms a range of four 4-light windows with, at first floor, a
single light window between the pair to left of centre. Ground-floor windows
have labels and the sills of the 2 windows to left of centre have been
lowered. The 4-centre arched doorway to right is concealed by a stone and
tiled porch with a similar doorway under a label. The porch gable has a
parapet with console kneelers and an obscured datestone. The gable walls of
the range have projecting stacks: to left with old brick diagonal shafts and
an ornamental lead sun dial; to right beside a C16 two-light stone-mullioned
window. Interior: Drawing room in east wing has restored Tudor-arched stone
fireplaces with moulded surrounds. Generally extensively re-modelled.
Extending from the east front are stone walls: to right incorporating a C16/17
four centre arched doorway; to left with doorway to walled garden on the south
side of the house. Walled garden has C18 brick walls in Flemish bond with flat
stone copings. Brick piers to south have moulded stone cornices and C20 wrought
iron gates. JamesMcDougall was the inventor of self-raising flour.
(V.C.H. : Oxfordshire, Vol V).
Listing NGR: SP6012601203
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Source: English Heritage
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