Description: The Manor Preparatory School
Date Listed: 9 February 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 249812
OS Grid Reference: SU4844098023
OS Grid Coordinates: 448440, 198023
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6789, -1.3008
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ST.HELEN WITHOUT FARINGDON ROAD
SU49NE (East side)
8/135 The Manor Preparatory School
09/02/66 (Formerly listed as Manor
House, including adjoining
Large house, now school. Late C17. Rendered limestone rubble and brick to right;
steeply-pitched and hipped old tile roof; brick rear lateral and internal
stacks. Central staircase plan. 2 storeys and attic; symmetrical 5-window range.
C20 door: late C18 pedimented architrave with engaged Tuscan columns. Late C18
six-pane sashes. Moulded wood cornice: similar sashes in 3 hipped roof dormers.
Left side wall has late C18 sash window and Venetian window with keyed stone
architrave. To rear right is C18 two-storey bay of coursed limestone rubble and
brick with gabled old tile roof, brick end stack and sashes: C18 one-storey
service range to rear of coursed limestone rubble with gabled old tile roof:
remodelled in C20. C18 service room (wash-house) to rear left of similar
materials with hipped roof. Interior: hall has some C18 panelling and open-well
staircase: turned newels with gadrooned bases, elaborate fret-cut balusters and
barley-sugar balusters. Room to right is panelled with fielded bolection-moulded
panels. First floor has panelled room to front left, and bolection-moulded stone
fireplace to right. Early C14 2-light window reset in rear wall. Site was owned
by Abingdon Abbey: became known as Calcott's Place and house was rebuilt after
its destruction in the Civil War.
(V.C.H.: Berkshire, Vol.IV, p.416).
Listing NGR: SU4844098023
Source: English Heritage
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