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Manor House, Elsfield

Description: Manor House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 5 June 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 246575

OS Grid Reference: SP5397210175
OS Grid Coordinates: 453972, 210175
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7876, -1.2189

Location: Elsfield, Oxfordshire OX3 9SP

Locality: Elsfield
Local Authority: South Oxfordshire District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX3 9SP

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Listing Text

1/55 Manor House


Manor house. Early/mid C18, extended late C19. Limestone rubble with ashlar
dressings; ashlar; stone-slate roofs with stone and brick stacks. Double-depth
plan, extended. 2 storeys plus attics and basement. Original 3-window front,
with projecting full-height porch wing to right, has sashes in plain stone
architraves with keyblocks and a gabled roof dormer to left. Similar sashes in
double-gabled return wall to left. 3-window ashlar garden front, with
storeyband, has blind windows at basement level. Large late C19 range to right
of front has irregular stone-mullioned fenestration and an arched mullioned and
transomed window at the front. Interior: Fine early/mid C18 open-well stair with
ramped and wreathed handrails, open string with scrolled spandrel brackets and 3
turned balusters per tread; fireplace with eared architrave and heavily-carved
cornice; butt-purlin roof. The former home of John Buchan, Baron Tweedsmuir,
Governor-General of Canada.

Listing NGR: SP5397210175

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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