British Listed Buildings

History in Structure

If you log in, you can comment on buildings, submit new photos or update photos that you've already submitted.

We need to upgrade the server that this website runs on. Can you spare a quid to help?.

The Manor House, Drayton

Description: The Manor House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 6 August 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 251325

OS Grid Reference: SU4823094063
OS Grid Coordinates: 448230, 194063
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6433, -1.3044

Locality: Drayton
Local Authority: Vale of White Horse District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX14 4JW

Incorrect location/postcode? Submit a correction!

Explore more of the area around Drayton, Oxfordshire at Explore Britain.

Listing Text

SU4894 (South side)
6/22 The Manor House
06/08/52 (Formerly listed as No.66 (The
Manor House)


Manor house. Probably mid C15 main range with early C20 front, having early C18
addition to left. Ashlar stone plinth; red brick with ashlar stone dressings;
old plain-tile roof, massive stone lateral stacks to rear with brick flues;
brick ridge stack to right of centre. Probably originally hall house with
floored hall. 2-storey, 6-window range. 6-panel doors to left and right of
centre having stone surrounds and flat stone hoods on stone brackets. 2-storey
angled bays to left and right, having 4-pane horned sashes, that to left has
French windows to ground floor. 4-pane horned sashes to ground and first floor
centre. Flat stone band between ground and first floors. Stone cornice, to base
of plain brick parapet to eaves. Rear: re-faced in C20 brick. Early C18 addition
to left: red brick with flared headers in Flemish bond to plinth; grey brick
with red brick dressings; old plain-tile roof, brick end stack to left,
2-storey, 3-window range. Double-leaf 6-panel door to right with wood fluted
Corinthian pilaster surround, on stone base, supporting segmental open pediment
having bracket to tympanum. 4-pane horned sashes to ground floor with cambered
rubbed-brick heads, Flat brick band between ground and first floors, 4-pane
horned sashes to first floor. Coved plaster eaves, Interior: early C18 dog-leg
staircase with baluster balustrade and fielded panelling to dado to right of
early C18 addition. C20 staircase to right of centre of main range. Queen-post
roof construction with no visible smoke-blackening. C15 stone fireplace surround
of 4-centred arch with quatrefoil panels above to ground floor left of centre.
Early C18 stone fireplaces with stone panelled reveals to some ground and first
floor rooms. Early C18 fielded panelling to ground and first floors of early C18
addition. Partition wall between sitting room to left and hall way to left of
centre of timber-framing, having C15 wood 4-centre arched doorway to right,
probably part of former screens passage.

Listing NGR: SU4823094063

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

Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.