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Description: Ramsbury Manor
Date Listed: 22 August 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 310700
OS Grid Reference: SU2569570981
OS Grid Coordinates: 425695, 170981
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4373, -1.6317
SU 27 SE RAMSBURY WHITE'S HILL
4/236 Ramsbury Manor
Great House. 1681-83, probably by Robert Hooke for Sir William
Jones, attorney-general. On site of house of the Earl of Pembroke
c1560 replacing a palace of the Bishops of Salishury. Brick, with
stone dressings. Tiled roof. 2-storey with attics and basement,
hecoming 3 storey on south. 9 x 6 bays, double pile plan with
servants cottages to south forming courtyard enclosed by
conservatory of 1775. Centre 3 bays of elevation quoined and
projected, having central glazed doors up flight of steps and
segmental pediment. Crowning pediment containing arms and
festoons. 24-pane sashes with stone architraves and cornices and
rich modillion cornice. Roof hipped with 6 flat roofed dormers, 4
to returns. Cupola lighting central well, and panelled stacks.
Rear elevation similar, north with 2 central bays with pediment and
pair of segmental pedimented doors.
Interior: Entrance hall with C17 panelling leads to rear saloon
with C18 plaster ceiling and good carved overmantel in style of
Grinling Gibbons. Principal stair on north c1800. Secondary stair
to south of cross axis has heavy turned balusters and connecting
bridge at first floor level. Most other internal features of mid
to late C18, including fireplaces and library, and one bedroom with
Chinese wallpaper. Conservatory south of courtyard of 5 tall
arched windows and full length pediment. (Reference: Pevsner,
Buildings of England. WILTSHIRE. V.C.II. Wiltshire XII, 19-22).
Listing NGR: SU2569570981
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Source: English Heritage
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