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Description: King's Manor
Date Listed: 25 October 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 249981
OS Grid Reference: SU4920389319
OS Grid Coordinates: 449203, 189319
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6006, -1.2910
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HARWELL HIGH STREET
SU4989 (West side)
9/118 Kings Manor
25/10/51 (Formerly listed as Middle
Farmhouse and Barn)
Manor house, now house. 3-bay range, now forming cross-wing to left, of c.1280;
hall and 4-bay cross-wing to right of c.1365; hall floored in 1589; some later
alterations. Brick plinth; tension-braced large timber-framing with roughcast
infill; old plain-tile complex roof with gabled cross-wings to left and right,
Massive brick ridge stack to left of centre and other brick stacks. Double-ended
hall house plan. Single storey and attic; 2-bay central range with 2-storey
cross-wings to left and righ. Mid C14 porch to left of centre with ogee-headed
wood archway and gabled roof having cusped bargeboards. 2-centre arched doorway
with mid C14 plank studded door. Sash door to right of centre with probably C19
open gabled porch. Irregular fenestration of 3-light C19 casements. Gabled
dormer to right of centre. Interior: crown-post roofs to cross-wings. Base-cruck
central truss to original hall, with embattled cross-beam having crown-post
above. C19 winder staircases to left and right of centre. Original 2-centre wood
arched doorways to screens passage. Moulded brackets beneath 3 beams carrying
1589 floor of hall, one bracket is dated. Massive open fireplace to dining room,
farmer hall, with wood bressumer. History: probably owned by the Bayllol (or
Baillol) family from c.1200-1350, Owned by Brounz family from c.1350 to 1437,
and then passed by descent until bought by William Waynflete, Bishop of
Winchester in 1484.
("Three Medieval Farmhouses in Harwell" by J.M. Fletcher in "Berkshire
Archaeological Journal", Vol 62, 1965-6, p45-69)
Listing NGR: SU4920389319
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