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Description: The Manor
Date Listed: 18 July 1963
English Heritage Building ID: 248908
OS Grid Reference: SU6306197027
OS Grid Coordinates: 463061, 197027
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6685, -1.0895
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CHALGROVE MILL LANE
SU6397 (West side)
9/62 The Manor
18/07/63 (Formerly listed as Manor
Farmhouse (S of the Lamb Inn))
Shown on OS map as Manor Farm.
Manor house, now house. Early C15, left wing rebuilt c.1500: C16 rear
extensions. Large timber framing: tension braced and jettied gable ends of side
wings, with close studding to left, and crown post to right. Gabled old tile
roof; C16 brick ridge stack and right end stack of stone finished in brick. Hall
and flanking wings. 2 storeys; 4-window range of 1:2:1 fenestration. C20 door to
right of hall set in largely restored moulded frame (original jamb to left); C20
windows. C16 two-storey rear ranges, of single bay to left and 2 bays to right:
of square timber framing with brick infill. Mid C19 rear outshut. Interior:
right service wing has moulded quartered beams and open fireplace in front room,
and 4-bay arch-braced collar-truss roof above with concave pointed windbraces
and stop-chamfered clasped purlins; chamfered door frame within and garderobe
shute behind third truss from front. Early C15 hall has finely detailed 5-bay
collar-truss roof with arch braces sprung from beneath wall plate. 2 pairs of
similar windbraces and moulded butt purlins to each bay; central bay has seating
for smoke louvre. Screens passage bordered by timber-framed wall with chamfered
door frame to right and early C15 screens to left, which has moulded frame and 5
bays of grooved planks divided by miniature buttresses: early C15 moulded rear
doorway with carved spandrels. Late C16 floor and inserted ridge stack: full set
of chamfered and stopped beams and joists and open fireplace on ground floor;
first floor has late C16 moulded stone fireplace and central timber-framed
partition with painted grey studding. Left parlour wing: quartered roll-moulded
beams with cusped joists, late C16 moulded beams with cusped joists, late C16
moulded stone fireplace and late C17 painted grained panels in front room
similar fireplace and late C16 inserted ceiling above: collar-truss of c.1500
with curved windbraces and chamfered tie beam. Queen-post truss in C16 rear
extension. C17 ribbed doors around house. The right wing probably predates the
similar hall range: the design of the roof has close links with the Manor House
at Ewelme. The first manor house on the site was built for John de Plessis (Earl
of Warwick) in 1232-40.
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, pp.526-7; Information supplied by Dr. John
Blair of Queen's College, Oxford).
Listing NGR: SU6306197027
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Source: English Heritage
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