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Manor Place, West Dean

Description: Manor Place

Grade: II
Date Listed: 8 April 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 301532

OS Grid Reference: SU8265414800
OS Grid Coordinates: 482654, 114800
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9267, -0.8253

Location: West Dean, West Sussex PO18 9JA

Locality: West Dean
Local Authority: Chichester District Council
County: West Sussex
Country: England
Postcode: PO18 9JA

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Listing Text

SU 81 SW
7/5000 Manor Place (shown as The
Old Coach House on OS Maps)
- II

Complex of former stables, hayloft, groom's house,bothy and kitchen garden wall, now
2 houses. Built in 1867 (datestone over ground floor window) by Henry Woodyer for
Sir Robert Luring, the main house, the Manor house, having been demolished after the
last war. Restored mid C20. L-shaped complex with large square of walling attached.
The former stables with hayloft and groom's house are mainly of flint with brick dressings
on plinth and tiled roof but part of the L-wing is weatherboarded on the east elevation.
1 storey and attics with irregular fenestration. Groom's quarters comprised right hand
2 bays with stabling to left and hayloft above. Roof has 1 square channelled brick
chimneystack to right hand side and off central square cupola with pyramidal shingled
roof with weathervane, bell, and clock with mechanism in working order. There are 4 small
penticed dormers to the roof and a right side larger gabled dormer with mullioned and
transomed wooden window and left side loading door to hayloft with cambered wooden double
doors with quartrefoil motifs. Ground floor has 5 windows; 3 triple mullioned windows
with cambered brick heads to left and a 4 light mullioned window and a 3 light window
with pointed arched head and pointed arched doorcase with plank door and iron hinges to
right hand side. Off central cambered brick arch which lays behind a double wooden doorcase
with 6 fielded panels and semi-circular head, brought from the Manor House when it was
demolished. 3 circular brick ventilation holes above plinth. South east gable has 3
light window above and round-headed window below. North east elevation has 4 small
penticed dormers, 1 larger gabled dormer to left hand side and 8 windows, mainly of 2 or
3 light but including a semi-circular window and wooden French window. 5 circular brick
ventilation holes. Interior contains original elaborate loose boxes with vertical plank
panelling, iron work and moulded wooded balusters above. Former bothy attached to north
is also of flint with red brick dressings and slate roof and forms a lean to against the
kitchen garden wall. 1 storey. 6 casement windows and arched doorcase having wooden
plank door with chamfered ledges and braces and iron hinges and flat wooden weatherboard
on iron brackets. The attached kitchen garden wall is flint faced on the outside but on
the inside comprises a unique system of alternate bands of plain brick with moulded
brick with a curve accommodating 3 pierced holes for training espalier peach and nectarine
bushes. The wall forms a square approximately 100 metres square varying in height from
6 to 18 feet, part of the south eastern section having collapsed at the time of the survey.

Listing NGR: SU8265414800

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Source: English Heritage

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