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Boyton Manor, Boyton

Description: Boyton Manor

Grade: I
Date Listed: 11 September 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 313241

OS Grid Reference: ST9505739544
OS Grid Coordinates: 395057, 139544
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1551, -2.0720

Location: Boyton, Wiltshire BA12 0SS

Locality: Boyton
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: BA12 0SS

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Listing Text

ST 93 NE
(south side)
Boyton Manor


Country house. 1618 for Thomas Lambert, 1930s staff accommodation.
Rendered limestone, tiled triple gabled roof, diagonally-set ashlar
stacks with moulded cappings. Square plan. Two storey and attic,
5 windows. Central 2-storey porch with square headed moulded
doorcase, half-glazed door and Ionic columns to entablature with
stone urns to ground floor, upper storey has Corinthian pilasters
to entablature and 3-light transomed and mullioned casement.
Ground and first floor either side of porch have cross windows and
3-light mullioned and transomed casements, lintel string courses;
three attic gables with 3-light ovolo-mullioned casement with
hoodmould, saddleback coping and ball finials. Garden front to
left return has central half-glazed door in large pilastered porch
with broken segmental pediment, of c.1700, either side is 3-light
mullioned and transomed casement, first floor has cross window over
door, mullioned and transomed casement either side, lintel string
courses, three attic gables each with 3-light ovolo-mullioned
casement with hoodmould and saddleback, coping, lead rainwater
heads dated 1935/SH. Right return has 2-storey projecting stair
bay with mullioned and transomed casement to left, ground floor has
2-light ovolo-mullioned casement, two mullioned and transomed
casements, one with C20 doorcase inserted, first floor has cross
window and two mullioned and transomed casements, three attic
gables as front. Rear has three 3-light mulioned and transomed
casements to ground and first floor, attic gables as front.
Interior not accessible at time of survey (May 1985), but said to
retain original Jacobean features. Original open well stairs on
north side of house with carved splat balusters and closed string,
stairs on south side have barley sugar balusters and fine plaster
ceiling over with garlands in coving. Latter stairs and a morning
room with walnut panelling were alterations made for Edmund Lambert
c.1700. Principal room on first floor over entrance hall and
incorporating upper storey of porch has good oak wainscot panelling
with fluted pilasters, strapwork frieze, plaster ceiling with thin
ribs and stone square moulded fireplace with Doric columns to
dentilled entablature. First floor bedrooms with similar wainscot
panelling, panelled oak doors. Early C20 2-storey service
accommodation around square courtyard, attached to north-east
corner of main house; rendered with hipped tiled roof, stone ovolo-
mullioned casements to south side and leaded casements to north
side and courtyard. (Country Life, Vol 28, 1910, P.262; N.
Pevsner, The Buildings of England: Wiltshire, 1975).

Listing NGR: ST9506839555

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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