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Ewelme Manor, Ewelme

Description: Ewelme Manor

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 18 July 1963
English Heritage Building ID: 247813

OS Grid Reference: SU6438391449
OS Grid Coordinates: 464383, 191449
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6182, -1.0715

Location: High Street, Ewelme, Oxfordshire OX10 6HQ

Locality: Ewelme
Local Authority: South Oxfordshire District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX10 6HQ

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There is also a scheduled monument, Site of manor house and royal palace, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

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Listing Text

SU6491 (South side)
8/104 Ewelme Manor

Part of Ewelme Palace, now house. c.1450 with late C18 fenestration and wing to
rear left. Red brick; old plain-tile roof; brick lateral stacks to rear. 2
storeys, 3-window range. 6-panel door with fan-light to C19 red brick porch to
centre. 16-pane sashes to all openings. Right return: 2 storeys and attic,
angled buttresses to corners. 20-pane sashes to ground and first floor, 4-pane
sash to attic gable. Interior: Arch-braced collar-truss roof with sharply curved
wind-braces. Last surviving fragment of Chaucer's ancestral home. Enlarged after
the marriage of Alice Chaucer to William de la Pole (Earl of Suffolk) in 1430.
Described by Leland in 1542, "The base court of it is fair and is builded with
brick and timber. The inner part of the house is set within a fair moat and is
builded richly of brick and stone. The hall of it is fair and hath great bars of
iron over thwart it instead of gross-beads." What is now the Manor was part of a
self-contained range for the accommodation of guests or retainers. Shown in an
engraving by Samuel and Nathaniel Buck of 1729. Truncated and remodelled in
(Malcolm Airs "Ewelme" Archaelogical Journal, Vol.135, 1975, pp.275-280;
Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, p.600).

Listing NGR: SU6438391449

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Source: English Heritage

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