Description: Littleton Manor
Date Listed: 9 December 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 288019
OS Grid Reference: TQ0725968652
OS Grid Coordinates: 507259, 168652
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4068, -0.4593
TQ 06NE SUNBURY-ON-THAMES, FORMER UD NEW ROAD
3/47 Littleton Manor
Hall house. C15 east wing, extended to west in C16 and C17, front rebuilt in early
C19. Timber framed, exposed close-stud frame to first floor right with lime cement
infilling, whitewashed brick below. Rendered on remainder of front, red brick on
return fronts and rear. Plain tiled roofs. Main front faces north, with hall to
centre/left and three wings at right angles to rear. End stacks on front range
with diagonal stacks to centre. Two storeys, with attics on rear wings. Entrance
front:- (facing north) - first floor originally jettied to right, joist ends
exposed. Two 12-pane glazing-bar sash windows to first floor in reeded surrounds,
three windows below. Two similar windows on first floor centre, two windows below.
Two similar windows on both floors to left. Half-glazed door to ground floor left,
main door to left of centre in reeded surround with ogee intersecting tracery to
transome light above. Paired doors in between with diamond-panel on lintel above.
Wings to rear with C17 brick exposed. Plat bands on ground floor and first floor.
C20 sash windows in old openings.
Interior:- Large central hall with principal beams of ceiling exposed, scroll carve
corbel to spine beam. Early C18, turned baluster stair. Refixed C16 and C17
panelling in the Dining room. Subsidiary hall in east wing - C15 with beams of
very thick section. Spiral staircase with stone treads to side walls. Very large
and deep fireplace. Staircase window:- two panels of armorial glass, one probably
late C17 or early C18, said to be the arms of C16 Lady Catherine Grey, sister of
Lady Jane Grey. Other probably C16, said to be the arms of Lord Hertford, her
husband. First floor:- Many bedrooms with exposed wall and ceiling beams, some
refixed dado panelling. Roof - original principal rafters in old range.
Reputedly extended by Cardinal Wolsey, once part of his estate. Associations
with Lady Jane Grey and her husband Lord Hertford. William IV is said to have
stayed here on a number of occasions when friendly with Lady Caroline Wood at
Littleton Park. The home of the former Dutch family of Bouwens for about a century.
Listing NGR: TQ0725968652
Source: English Heritage
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