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Fyfield Manor, Fyfield and Tubney

Description: Fyfield Manor

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 6 August 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 249557

OS Grid Reference: SU4230798943
OS Grid Coordinates: 442307, 198943
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6877, -1.3894

Location: Netherton Lane, Fyfield, Oxfordshire OX13 5LR

Locality: Fyfield and Tubney
Local Authority: Vale of White Horse District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX13 5LR

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Listing Text

12/59 Fyfield Manor
06/08/52 (Formerly listed as The Manor


Manor house, now dwelling and office. c.1325, for Sir John Golafre: hall to
right heightened and rebuilt in late C16, and C16 and C17 extensions, for the
White family: restored in 1868 by J.H. Parker. Limestone rubble with ashlar
dressings. Porch and adjoining wing of solar over service survive of early C14
Decorated-style house. Timber-framed solar wing, set on high limestone plinth,
has main framing of heavy scantling with heavy cusped angle braces: first floor
of porch to right is roughcast over timber frame. Gabled stone slate roofs;
stone and brick stacks. 2-storey porch has 2-light Decorated window with
heraldic shields in spandrels: pointed moulded doorways, ballflower ornament to
inner doorway framing ancient studded doors with grill and iron fittings. Early
C14 two-storey and -attic, gabled front of solar wing to left has C17
ovolo-moulded mullioned and transomed windows and early C14 two-light
trefoil-headed attic window. Late C16 range behind and to right of porch of 2
storeys and attic; symmetrical 3-window range: 3-light stone-mullioned
cavetto-moulded windows have restored C18 casements and are set under 3 gables,
with stack on fourth gable to left; gable end ashlar stacks; similar
stone-mullioned windows to rear. Two-storey range to left of C14 wing has C17
three-light wood-mullioned window (reset after 1868): late C17 three-unit
lobby-entry house, with 2- and 3-light leaded casements, 2-unit dwelling and C19
stable extend forward from left. Interior: screens have 3 early C14 pointed
moulded service doorways. C14 wing has heavy transverse beams and C17 door with
lock in service area: first-floor solar has moulded oak doorways to left and to
porch, C16 moulded stone fireplace in left wall, and 3-bay roof of massive
scantling, partially restored by Parker: moulded wall plates, and
cusp-chamfering to cusped braces tenoned into cambered tie beams of collar
trusses with side struts, windbraces and butt purlins. Late C16 range has
chamfered and stopped beams, timber-framed partitions to first floor and attic,
restored stone moulded fireplaces, 2 blacked round-headed doorways, and 4-bay
collar-truss roof with clasped purlins and windbraces. Old range to left of C14
wing has C17 door and chamfered beams. First-floor room has early C18 panelling,
C16 stone-moulded fireplace and cusp-chamfering to doorway and posts, braces and
tie beams of 3-bay roof (not inspected). Interiors of C17 ranges to left not
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, pp.145-6; V.C.H.: Berkshire, Vol.IV, p.345;
Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Archaeological Journal, Vol.23
(1917), Figs. 1 and 2; National Monuments Record).

Listing NGR: SU4230798943

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Source: English Heritage

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