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Description: The Manor House
Date Listed: 7 January 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 306352
OS Grid Reference: SP4124347673
OS Grid Coordinates: 441243, 247673
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1258, -1.3990
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WARMINGTON THE GREEN
SP4047 (South side)
9/236 The Manor House
07/01/52 (Formerly listed as Warmington
Manor house. c.1603. Probably built for Richard Cooper. Regular coursed
ironstone in wide and narrow courses with moulded plinth. Stone slate roof with
coped gable parapets; stone external and ridge stacks. Through-passage. U-plan
with wings to rear. 2 storeys and attic; 5-window range. Entrance on right of
central range has fine ovolo-moulded and hollow-chamfered 4-centred arch in
straight head, spandrels with blank shields and ovolo hood mould. Original
studded plank door with strap hinges. Ovolo-moulded stone-mullioned windows with
hood moulds throughout, of 3 lights except for 2-light window above entrance and
later single light to right of door. Central range has broad external stack with
string course and cornice. Left and right bays have gabled attic storeys with
windows and finial. Left return side 3-window range. External stack. Irregular
fenestration of 2 and 3 lights. Right return side 3-window range. Chamfered
4-centre arched doorway with old studded door on left. Second entrance has
square headed doorway, possibly formerly a window, and C20 part-glazed door.
Second bay has 3-light staircase windows and dormer. To rear: central range has
doorway similar to entrance front, with C20 part-glazed door. 6-light hall
window to right has king mullion 4-light window above, and 2-light window above
door. Gabled wings have 4-light and 3-light attic windows; right wing has
6-light parlour window with king mullion. Inner sides have 3-light windows, one
blocked on left. Interior: screens passage has stone walls and chamfered
4-centred archways to hall and to right; hall has similar archway at east end.
Stone flagged floors. Hall has large open fireplace with moulded 4-centre arch
and jambs, and moulded shelf. Moulded transverse ceiling beams on renewed stone
corbels. Parlour has similar but smaller fireplace and moulded beams. Kitchen
noted as having large open fireplace. Some broad-chamfered ceiling beams. Twin
timber-framed newel staircases have some original shaped splat balusters and
moulded finials. Heavy timber-framed partitions with plaster infill to some
rooms have Tudor-arched openings. Numerous original ledged and battened doors
have wrought-iron strap hinges and wooden latches. Noted as having a queen strut
roof. A fine, largely unaltered house.
(V.C.H.: Warwickshire, Vol.5, pp.182-3; R.B. Wood-Jones: Traditional Domestic
Architecture in the Banbury Region: 1963, pp.78-82; Buildings of England:
Listing NGR: SP4124347673
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