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Westwood Manor, Westwood

Description: Westwood Manor

Grade: I
Date Listed: 13 November 1962
English Heritage Building ID: 314696

OS Grid Reference: ST8122459039
OS Grid Coordinates: 381224, 159039
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3301, -2.2709

Location: Westwood, Wiltshire BA15 2AF

Locality: Westwood
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: BA15 2AF

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Listing Text

(south side)

6/248 Westwood Manor (formerly listed
as Manor House)


Manor house. Early to late C15, early C16 and early C17, restored
early C20 for E.G. Lister. Rendered rubble atone, stone slate roof
with coped verges and stone stacks. L-plan. Two-storey, 3-window
south front. Two-storey porch with Tudor-arched doorway and string
course, 3-light ovolo-mullioned casement to first floor, blind
sundial or inscription panel over, inner Tudor-arched doorway with
ribbed door, 3-light ovolo-mullioned casement with hoodmould to
right and 4-light to left. Continuous string course to first
floor; 6-light mullioned casement with king mullions, formerly 8-
light, to left and 3-light mullioned casement to right, cylindrical
C17 stair turret to left has 2-light ovolo-mullioned casements,
string courses. Right return of main range is blind; truncated
remains of former east wing, demolished early C20. West wing
projecting to left has early C16 two-storey bay to right with
arched lights to mullioned casements, ground floor wider than
upper, single arched light to first floor, hipped attic dormer with
2-light casement. Lower south end of west wing possibly earlier;
ribbed square-headed door to left of centre, 2-light chamfered
mullioned casement either side and chamfered Tudor-arched door to
right, blocked depressed arched door to left, first floor has oriel
with arched lights to left, 2-light chamfered mullioned casement
and two mullioned casements with arched lights to right. Rear of
main range has lean-to to left with 3-light mullioned casement,
with arched lights, 2-light hollow-chamfered mullioned casement to
right, large gabled stack to centre with ribbed door, two 2-light
recessed chamfered mullioned casements and blocked single-light to
right, first floor has two 2-light mullioned casements with arched
lights and one 2-light ovolo-mullioned casement to left of stack
and 2-light and 4-light ovolo-mullioned lcasement to right. Rear
of west wing has ribbed door, 4-light chamfered mullioned casements
to left of early C20 kitchen wing, 3-light ovolo-mullioned
casement and three 2-light mullioned casements with arched lights
to first floor. 1920s wing has mullioned casements, right hand
part to south has 2-light and 3-light restored mullioned casements,
one arched light and 2-light mullioned casement to first floor,
single-storey addition to right. Left return of wing facing south
has external stack and arched light to ground floor.
Interior: Hall in north range converted to parlour by John
Farewell in early C17 when ceiling inserted; deep chamfered beams,
1920s fireplace, good screen at east end with fluted pilasters and
two doors, fluted frieze and wainscot panelling. Early C17 parlour
known as the Kings Room at east end of hall has 1920s fireplace,
ornate plaster ceiling with ribbed panels decorated with fruits and
acorns, plaster overmantel with two-tailed mermaids and fishes,
some of the plasterwork possibly restored 1920s, panelling with
painted portraits of English monarchs up to Charles I, brought here
from Keevil Manor c1910. Winding stairs with renewed treads in
corner turret, another C17 stair at screens end of hall. First
floor of main range has fine early C17 chamber over hall with low-
pitched plaster ceiling with frieze and coving below; decorated
with trefoils, strapwork and pendants, restored fireplace with
plaster overmantel, C17 wainscotting, internal wooden porches.
Bedroom at west end of chamber has plaster ceiling in four sections
with cusped rib pattern and birds and shells, stone Tudor-arched
fireplace with plaster cornice and three projecting sections of
entablature; similar to others in house. Library in north west
corner of house has late C16 plaster arched doorway, possibly
1920s, very deep chamfered beams with stepped stops and exposed
joists. Sitting room in south wing has C16 stained glass roundels
in bay window, plaster ceiling with square ribbed panels and floral
motifs, 1920s panelling and inner porch, Tudor-arched fireplace.
Good Tudor-arched doorway with ledged door between latter sitting
room and south end of wing. Attached to south end of wing is
rubble stone wall with saddleback coping, running eastwards up to
stable (q.v.), Lister inserted a C17-style gateway with semi-
circular archway, moulded cornice and strapwork cresting. A
property of the National Trust.
(Country Life, 14 August 1926 and 21 August 1926; N. Pevsner, The
Buildings of England, Wiltshire, 1975)

Listing NGR: ST8122459039

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Source: English Heritage

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