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The Manor House, Sparsholt

Description: The Manor House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 24 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 250767

OS Grid Reference: SU3464987486
OS Grid Coordinates: 434649, 187486
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5852, -1.5013

Location: 2 Church Way, Sparsholt, Oxfordshire OX12 9PU

Locality: Sparsholt
Local Authority: Vale of White Horse District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX12 9PU

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Listing Text

6/131 The Manor House
- II

Country House. Early C18 central block with extensions of c.1730 to left and
right. Left and central blocks of Flemish bond dark brick with red brick quoins
and dressings; limestone dressings to pediment and parapet course; Welsh slate
roof; brick stacks. Double-depth plans. 2-storey, 5-window range with
pedimented central 3 bays to left block. Steps up to central door flanked by
limestone ashlar wall swept round to low piers surmounted by carved figures of
the lion and the unicorn; 6-panelled door set in pedimented doorway with Gibbs
surround. Segmental arches with limestone keyblocks over early C19 sashes with
brass glazing bars; similar left side wall has lunette to tympanum and canted
bay window to left; Venetian window over rear doors.4-window range to central
block of segmental arches with limestone keyblocks over late C19 horned sashes;
central sash blocks original door; hipped roof; end and internal stacks.
Interior: plan form of central block much altered c.1970. C18 six-panelled
doors. All ground floor fireplaces are recent introductions: mid C18 fireplaces
to first floor front and rear left rooms. Bolection-moulded panelling, much
restored, and semi-circular archway with panelled intrados to rear wall of
front centre room. Mid C18 panelling to front left and centre rooms. Open-well
stairs to centre rear of c.1730, turned balusters, late C19 banister, panelled
dado over wall-string. Early C18 dog-leg with landing stairs to rear right have
turned balusters and closed stringy to left wall adjoining stairs is early C18
decoration, repetitive pattern with figure in oriental style. Block to right:
random bond brick with flared headers, to pediment limestone dressings, Welsh
slate roof. Single-storey, 3-window range of segmental arches with limestone
keyblocks over early C19 sashes; central bay is pedimented with lunette in
tympanum. Late C19 block to rear and stables and coach-house dated 1897
attached to right wall.

Listing NGR: SU3464987486

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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