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Description: Ruyton Manor
Date Listed: 21 October 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 256701
OS Grid Reference: SJ3789222811
OS Grid Coordinates: 337892, 322811
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7993, -2.9226
RUYTON-XI-TOWNS C.P. OLDEN LANE (north
SJ 32 SE side)
8/149 Ruyton Manor
Country house. 1860 with minor later additions and alterations. Rock-
faced red sandstone ashlar; low-pitched hipped slate roofs concealed
by parapet. Neo-Norman castle style. 2 and 3 storeys, with moulded eaves
cornice, embattled parapets and false machicolations; roll-moulded battered
plinth. 1:3:3:3:1 bays,higher centre section projecting to form rectangular
tower, 3 bays to left and right also projecting from single outer bays.
Recessed round-headed windows throughout, those to ground floor of 3-
bay sections to left and right of centre in 3-bay arcades with zig-zag
decoration to arches supported on circular shafts with carved capitals.
Ground-floor windows of outer bays have twin round-headed lights with
diamond-shaped carving to tympana. Windows to first and second floors
of centre section have plain hoodmoulds and imposts. Prominent central
porch has clasping buttresses resembling corner turrets to front and
round-headed windows to sides. Round-headed arch approached by flight
of stone steps has one order of shafts with scalloped capitals. Recessed
panelled double doors have semi-circular fanlight with fishscale patterning.
Tourelle to left corner. Right return has almost detached octagonal
tower to centre with chamfered base and round-headed doorway to east;
cross-shaped gun-loops to south and east faces. Rear elevation has triple
round-arched window,centre light divided into 2, with semi-circular reliev-
ing arch above. Interior. Inspection not possible at time of resurvey
(November 1986) but likely to be of interest. Formerly known as Ruyton
Towers, the house originally extended further to rear. B.o.E. p. 238.
Listing NGR: SJ3789222811
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Source: English Heritage
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