Description: Manor House
Date Listed: 21 May 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 246919
OS Grid Reference: SP5723404955
OS Grid Coordinates: 457234, 204955
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7404, -1.1725
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HORSPATH CHURCH ROAD
SP5OSE (East side)
4/152 Manor House
Manor House. Late C17 (and possibly early C16) and 1885. Enlarged by John
Malcolm. Coursed squared limestone rubble and ashlar dressings; old plain-tile
roof and stone stacks. T-plan, extended. 2 storeys plus attics. 5-window front
has, to left, a late C17 symmetrical 3-window range with moulded plinth and
central stone-gabled dormer containing a 3-light stone mullioned window; stone
mullioned and transomed windows at first floor and flanking the door. The
mullions are either renewed or inserted. Flanking stone stacks, and stone
parapets with projecting kneelers to gables and dormer. To right is a
multi-gabled C19 range set forward, with mullioned and transomed windows and a
large rectangular bay window. Right gable wall has full-height canted bay.
C16/C17 rear wing has similar gable parapets and, to left, wood mullioned window
of 3 and 4 lights, and roof dormers with cross windows. To left, in the angle
between ranges is a roughcast timber-framed stair tower with lattice casements.
Also to left a C19 timber-framed wing. Interior not inspected but noted as
containing a fine wooden stair and 4 stone fireplaces of c.1600. Rear wing said
to survive from a 2-bay house built shortly before 1513.
(V.C.H.: Oxfordshire, Vol.V, p.178).
Listing NGR: SP5723404955
Source: English Heritage
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