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Description: The Manor House
Date Listed: 30 May 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 307096
OS Grid Reference: SP3695259819
OS Grid Coordinates: 436952, 259819
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2353, -1.4603
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HARBURY PARK LANE
SP35NE (North side)
5/99 The Manor House
Shown on Ordnance Survey map as Manor Farm.
Manor house. Mid C16 with C17 additions and C18 alterations. Early C20 wing on
right to rear, and early/mid C20 alterations. Timber framed: framing with brick
infill, and close studding with lath and plaster infill. Central range, ground
floor front walls of wings and rear part of right wing of coursed limestone.
Upper front wall of right wing and parts of return sides of wing of C18/c19 red
brick; C20 wing of brick. Old tile roof; brick ridge and lateral stacks. L-plan
with cross wings, extended to H-plan. One-storey-and-attic centre, 2-storey
wings; 4-window range. Central Tudor-arched studded plank door with incised
lozenge pattern. Moulded straight-headed wooden doorway has bar stops and sunk
spandrels. Early/mid C18 fluted Ionic pilasters and curved panelled hood on
moulded brackets. 2-window centre has moulded wood mullioned windows of 2
segmental-arched lights, with pilasters and crocketed pinnacles and some crown
glass. 2-light dormers and 3-light windows to left wing have old wood and iron
casements with glazing bars. Right wing has 3-light C20 leaded casement, and
4-light leaded wood mullioned window above. Ground floor front windows of wings
have tile canopies on shaped brackets. Irregular left return side has corner
post. Large brick and stone external stack. Left part is C20 wing. Casements
with glazing bars. Right return side has close studding with tension braces.
Centre part of brick; right end of stone. 3-window range. 2-light leaded
casement on left; old 3-light leaded casement above. Central C20 bow window.
3-light recessed chamfered stone mullioned window on right. First floor has 2
old 3-light casements with glazing bars. Left wing has 2 oval stone first floor
windows. interior: V,C,H. records that hall has open fireplace with bressumer
carved with initials HG. Flagged floor. Oak panelling. C17 staircase has turned
balusters, square newel posts with carved finials and contemporary dog gate.
Several rooms have Cl6 moulded 4-centre arched stone fireplaces with moulded
stops; one has carved spandrels. 4-centred moulded oak doorway to kitchen has
door of 3 vertical panels. Several rooms have oak panelling, some imported from
elsewhere. The Manor House was the home of the Wagstaffe family.
(V.C.H. Warwickshire, Vol.6, p.104; Harbury Society: 'Hungry Harbury', pp.7 and
Listing NGR: SP3695259819
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Source: English Heritage
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