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Manor House, Woodeaton

Description: Manor House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 18 July 1963
English Heritage Building ID: 246760

OS Grid Reference: SP5338011986
OS Grid Coordinates: 453380, 211986
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8040, -1.2272

Location: Woodeaton, Oxfordshire OX3 9GU

Locality: Woodeaton
Local Authority: South Oxfordshire District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX3 9GU

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Listing Text

1/239 Manor House
18/07/63 (Formerly listed as Woodeaton
Manor Special School)


Manor house, now school. 1775 for John Weyland; porch, east wing and interiors
c.1790 by Sir John Soane. Limestone ashlar; stone-slate roofs. Double-pile plan,
extended. 3 storeys. Symmetrical 5-bay front, with dentil cornice below cills of
attic storey, has, in the centre bay, an arched entrance with door and fanlight
between narrow sashes, all behind an Ionic tetrastyle Coade-stone portico, and
has corresponding triplets of sashes at first and second floors; ground-floor
sashes in second and fourth bays have arched heads. Single-storey kitchen wing
to left. Shallow-pitched hipped roofs behind plain parapets. 7-bay rear has a
basement storey but the top storey becomes a mansard roof; central bay is canted
and has 3 full-length sashes with iron balconies at upper-ground floor. 4-window
wing is divided as a 2-window 3-storey pavilion and a 2-storey linking range,
both with sashes and arched recesses at upper-ground floor. Interior: Entrance
hall has paired doorways with panelled mahogany doors, and doorcases with
delicate entablatures; rams-head cornice; white marble fireplace with Ionic
columns and inlaid vases in green veined marble. 3 principal rooms facing rear
have similar doors and decoration, and have further fine fireplaces - drawing
room: white marble with figurative central tablet, baskets of fruit, and musical
instruments; bay-ended, library: festoons and brown marble inlay; dining room:
grey marble inlay, ox heads, and vase on central tablet. Other rooms have C18
cornices and plainer fireplaces. Open-well stair has cantilevered oak treads and
a wrought-iron balustrade. Portico is noted as signed "Coade London 1791".
Soane's proposed balancing wing was never built.
(V.C.H.: Oxfordshire, Vol.V, p.310; Buildings of England: Oxfordshire,

Listing NGR: SP5338011986

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Source: English Heritage

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