Description: Manor House
Date Listed: 18 July 1963
English Heritage Building ID: 246989
OS Grid Reference: SP5938905781
OS Grid Coordinates: 459389, 205781
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7476, -1.1411
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WHEATLEY HIGH STREET
SP5905 (South side)
7/223 Manor House
Manor house. Probably C16; wing dated 1601. Limestone rubble with ashlar
dressings; old plain-tile roof and brick stacks. H-plan. One storey plus attics
and 2 storeys plus attics. Front of main range has central studded door with
double-ovolo moulded frame. To left, two 4-light wooden mullioned and transomed
windows, and to right, a 4-light wood mullioned window and a 3-light casement,
all with C18 segmental arches above. 3 hipped half dormers with C20 frames.
Right bay is a later additions. Right cross wing has stone mullioned windows of
5,4 and 3 lights in the gable wall, all with ovolo moulding, labels and old
leaded lights. Gable wall of left cross wing has a 2-storey canted bay, with
stone mullioned and transomed windows and a crenellated parapet, and in the
rendered gable, which retains a moulded bargeboard, contains a 3-light casement.
Flanking plaster panels with ornamental borders are inscribed "ANNO/1601" and
"T:A:A:A". Left return wall is altered but has 3 re-set stone mullioned and
transomed windows at first floor. Rear gable retains a 3-light stone mullioned
and transomed window at frist floor. Further studded door with moulded frame
re-set at rear, and a cased lead pump is attached to the rear wall. Interior:
Elaborate intersecting double-ovolo moulded beams in 1601 range, and in ground
floor of main range (probably inserted) to left of former screens passage.
Timber-framed gable and parts of roof structure of former hall survive together
with remains of solar. Several 4-centre arched stone fireplaces: some reset.
Right wing has heavy chamfered spine beams with some chamfered and stopped
joists, and a large open fireplace with brick lining. It may have been a
detached kitchen, later linked to hall range by added bay.
(V.C.H.: Oxfordshire, Vol.V, p.109 Buildings of England: Oxfordshire; p.838).
Listing NGR: SP5938905781
Source: English Heritage
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