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Description: Gatepier of Former Manor House Approximately 20 Metres South East of Church of St Lawrence
Date Listed: 9 February 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 249540
OS Grid Reference: SP4559001024
OS Grid Coordinates: 445590, 201024
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7061, -1.3416
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BESSELSLEIGH FARINGDON ROAD
SP4501 (North side)
10/42 Gatepier of former Manor
09/02/66 House approx. 20m. SE of
Church of St. Lawrence
(Formerly listed as Gatepier
of former Manor House)
Gatepier. Early C17. Limestone, with some brick to left. Rusticated quoin strips
and right side wall. Ashlar front and rear walls have round-headed niches.
Moulded plinth and entablature: curved finial. This was one of a pair which
formed the main southern entry to the Manor House bought by Speaker Lenthall in
1634: a map of 1724 shows their former context.
(Buildings of England: Berkshire, p.86; V.C.H.: Berkshire, Vol.IV, p.394;
Bodleian Library, M.S. Top, Berks a6 Journal 3).
Listing NGR: SP4559001024
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Source: English Heritage
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