Description: The Manor House and Attached Walls
Date Listed: 18 July 1963
English Heritage Building ID: 248277
OS Grid Reference: SU6086296493
OS Grid Coordinates: 460862, 196493
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6639, -1.1214
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SU6096 (West side)
15/40 The Manor House and attached
(Formerly listed as Newington
Cottage with wall up to
Manor house. Probably late C17, but may be partly earlier. Coursed limestone
rubble with ashlar and brick dressings; old plain-tile roof with brick stacks.
L-plan. 2 storeys plus attics. Original entrance front, with stepped brick
plinth and ashlar quoins, has central segmental-arched doorway and, to left,
2-light casements at ground and first floor, both with heavy frames in brick
dressings; above the door is a small window with chamfered stone surround; blind
right bay has remains of plaster sundial. Roof is hipped to right and has one
hipped dormer to left of centre. Left gable wall has brick-quoined chimney
projection with tumbled off-sets. Roof projects at rear by more than a metre.
Right gable wall returns to rear range, containing present main entrance and
further heavy-framed casements in first 2 bays; rear 2 bays are mostly C20 but
wall extends beyond, with remains of 2 more windows, to link with churchyard
wall and now forms part of a C20 outbuilding. Interior: moulded and chamfered
beans. Roofs have 2 rows of windbraces, clasped upper purlins and butt lower
purlins. One truss has slightly curved principals. Attached wall running
eastwards is in coursed rubble with a stepped brick plinth and dentil course
below a tiled coping. A doorway has a plain ashlar architrave. The wall running
west is higher and has a brick lining. It continues in brick.
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, p.716).
Listing NGR: SU6086196460
Source: English Heritage
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