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Rodway Hill Manor (East and West Wing), Mangotsfield Rural

Description: Rodway Hill Manor (East and West Wing)

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 11 May 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 28755

OS Grid Reference: ST6634675828
OS Grid Coordinates: 366346, 175828
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4804, -2.4860

Location: Manor Road, Mangotsfield Rural, South Gloucestershire BS16 9LG

Locality: Mangotsfield Rural
County: South Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: BS16 9LG

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Listing Text

In the entry for

Rodway Hill and
Rodway Manor (formerly
listed as Rodway Hill
House under Rodway Hill)

The address shall be amended to read

Rodway Hill Manor
(East Wing and West Wing)
(formerly listed as
Rodway Hill House under
Rodway Hill)


Rodway Hill and
Rodway Manor
(formerly listed as
Rodway Hill House
under Rodway Hill
ST 67 NE 2/88 11.5.53.
Mediaeval origins, largely rebuilt circa 1520 by Sir Thomas Berkeley.
Altered again after purchase in 1663 by John Meredith. Later additions,
alterations and some restorations. Pennant stone rubble, freestone dressings,
double-saddle modern pantile roof with coped verges, square brick stacks
with moulded stone caps set diagonally in groups of 2 and 3. Three storeys,
south elevation has 3 windows, 3-light leaded casement window, moulded
stone mullions, 4 centred sub-arches under square heads wth rectangular
dripmoulds; heraldic beast label stops to the 2 left hand windows. Restored
gabled porch to right with chamfered 4-centre arch opening, painted cast-iron
heraldic achievement on porch gable face. Two stair windows of 2-lights
to left of porch. Probably later 3 storey one bay projecting wing to right
with similar, (possibly Victorian 'restored') 4-centred arch casements, this
wing 2 ranges of blocked moulded single-light windows. Two storey wing to
extreme left with curved and ramped stone coping, one 2-light 4-centred arch
casement to each floor, oval window to ground floor left. Some windows restored,
some retain iron stauchions and saddle-bars. A number of Victorian sash windows
with brick cambered head to rear which has a moulded Tudor arch doorway under
square head with rectangular dripmould. Second door to right with Tudor arch
surround. To left a range of Tudor arch moulded head windows (with drip on
ground floor and shields and label stops).
Interior: East ground floor room has double exit to south (for stairs and hall)
with double ogee flat head surround, outer moulding double stopped, inner one
dies on corner; east door has double ogee surround with urn and relief stop;
plaster devises in fireplace wall; double stop chamfered beams. Very good
dog leg staircase with turned baluster, relief carved strings, cut pendants
and carved newels. Rich fireplace in south-east room said to have been moved
here from elsewhere: strapwork, Ionic columns above mantel, male and female
figures bearing corn-dollies (probably circa 1600), arms of Meredith and Basset
appear to be an insertion, centre part of overmantel removed. On first floor,
2 doorways from stairs, one with double-ogee moulding, right hand one ogee
with carved stops, battened Tudor arch door. First floor east room has Tudor
arch fireplace. First floor room to centre has carved overdoor panel. East
crosswing attic has arch braced collars to trusses. Second floor of centre
portion has 2 moulded door surrounds, one with cambered head. Also said to
contain a fine newel stair.

Listing NGR: ST6634675828

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Source: English Heritage

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