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Description: Pyrton Manor
Date Listed: 18 July 1963
English Heritage Building ID: 248973
OS Grid Reference: SU6859095665
OS Grid Coordinates: 468590, 195665
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6556, -1.0099
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13/127 Pyrton Manor
House. c.1600-1610, probably for Edmund Symeon: C18 alterations. Random bond
brick with stone quoins and dressings; old tile roof; brick stacks. E-plan with
rear left wing. Late Elizabethan style. 2 storeys; symmetrical 7-window range of
projecting wings flanking hall range with central 2-storey porch. Stone-moulded
4-centred doorway:moulded wood inner architrave with urn stops to early C17
studded door with original iron fittings. Rendered C18 architraves with raised
quoins to 6-pane sashes with heavy glazing bars: first-floor windows in side
wings are early C20 copies. Stone cyma-moulded plinth and string courses;
moulded kneelers and coping to outer gabled ends. Gabled roof; moulded end
stacks with octagonal flues to right and diamond flues to left; rear lateral
stacks have octagonal flues; rebuilt end stack to rear left. Left side wall
rebuilt c.1786 in grey brick with sashes. Rear elevation and wing have 2- and
3-light stone ovolo-moulded windows: 2-storey stair-turret adjoining inner side
of rear wing has similar 3-light window over ovolo-moulded doorway. Mid C19
extension to rear wing incorporates early C17 bay window to left with similar
3-light window and crenellated parapet. Mid C19 dairy in similar style to rear
right. Interior: hall to left of centre has mid C19 relief roundel of John
Hampden over mid C19 stone fireplace: early C17 moulded stone fireplace above.
Right service wing has early C17 moulded stone fireplace, and early C18 dog-leg
with winders staircase with turned balusters on closed stringy 2 early C17
doorways with moulded wood architraves to first-floor rooms. Left parlour wing:
rear wall of first floor room to front has early C18 panelling with fluted
pilasters and Doric entablature framing space for large bed; moulded stone
fireplace: 3 similar early C17 doorways lead to elaborate open-well staircase
which has turned balusters with arcaded spandrels and fine moulded finials on
newels. Post and pad roof trusses are probably late C18: C17 collar truss in
rear left wing. Pyrton Manor was probably built for Edmund Symeon who took over
the manor in 1605; it was here that John Hampden courted Elizabeth Symeon whom
he married in 1619. The "heavy repairs" of 1786 probably entailed the rebuilding
of the roof, and not the front which has sashes of early C.18 type with thick
glazing bars. Nearby is the moated site of the medieval manor.
(V.C.H.: Oxfordshire, Vol.VIII, p.140; Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, p.733;
National Monuments Record).
Listing NGR: SU6859095665
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Source: English Heritage
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