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Culham Manor, Culham

Description: Culham Manor

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 18 July 1963
English Heritage Building ID: 248823

OS Grid Reference: SU5017794908
OS Grid Coordinates: 450177, 194908
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6507, -1.2761

Locality: Culham
Local Authority: South Oxfordshire District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX14 4LZ

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There is also a scheduled monument with a similar name, Dovecote at Culham Manor, 70m South West of St Paul's Church, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This is probably the same structure or related to it in some way.

Explore more of the area around Culham, Oxfordshire at Explore Britain.

Listing Text

SU5094 (South side)
12/38 Culham Manor


Manor house. C15, north front rebuilt c.1610, restored and altered mid C20.
Roughcast, probably on stone rubble, with stone dressings; old plain-tile roof;
brick ridge stack to left of centre, stone end stack to left, brick ridge stack
to cross-wing to rear. L-plan, possibly former hall-house with cross wing,
remodelled to E-plan front, later truncated. 2-storey, 3-window range of
single-bay centre with flanking projecting cross-gabled wings. C17 plank door to
recessed porch to left with Jacobean stone archway having decorative frieze.
Flanking 2-light stone mullion windows to centre and right are 4-light stone
mullion windows with hood moulds and leaded lights. 4-light stone mullion and
transom windows with hood moulds and leaded lights to first floor. Coped
cross-gables to left and right with obelisk finials. Right return: uncoursed
stone rubble to ground floor; large timber framing with angle braces and
rendered infill to first floor. 2-storey, 7-window range. Plank door to left of
centre. Irregular fenestration of mostly C20 wood mullioned windows with leaded
lights. Rear: uncoursed stone rubble to ground floor of cross-wing and to rear
of main block; large timber framing with angle braces to first floor of
cross-wing and to cross-gable at right of main block. Irregular fenestration of
mostly C20 wood mullioned windows with leaded lights. Interior: straight flight
stairs with solid wood steps in cross-wing. C18 straight flight staircase to
main block removed from a house in Worcester. King post roof with windbraces
partly visible in cross-wing. Cl6 linen-fold panelling to cross-wing bedroom.
Massive stone 3-centre arched fireplace to ground floor of cross-wing. Most of
the other internal features, including fireplaces, panelling, plasterwork, and
an extensive collection of Flemish stained glass were probably brought in during
the mid C20 restoration for Sir Esmond Ovey. History: originally the medieval
grange of the Aboots of Abingdon. Refronted c.1610 by Thomas Bury.
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, 1974, p.565-6; V.C.H.: Oxfordshire, Vol.7,
1962, p.29; Country Life, Vol.108, 1950, July 14th, p.130-134 and July 21st

Listing NGR: SU5017794908

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Source: English Heritage

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