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Description: Turleigh Manor
Date Listed: 13 November 1962
English Heritage Building ID: 314749
OS Grid Reference: ST8049060747
OS Grid Coordinates: 380490, 160747
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3455, -2.2815
ST 86 SW WINSLEY TURLEIGH
4/301 Turleigh Manor
House, late C17 to early C18, ashlar, with hipped stone slate roof
and two square corniced ashlar stacks. Two storeys and attic,
square plan with formal matching early C18 style fronts to south
and east and late C17 style front to west. South and east fronts
have modillion cornice and parapet, cornice with heavy pulvinated
frieze over ground floor and moulded plinth. Twelve-pane sashes in
moulded architraves with moulded sills, the heads of the ground
floor windows breaking into the base of the moulded cornice above.
Seven-window south front with centre windows closely spaced and
panelled double doors in open-pedimented bolection moulded surround
with urn in pediment. East front has similar four-window range and
two segmental-headed small-paned dormers. Some ground floor
windows on both fronts have been lowered. West front is of squared
rubble with moulded dripcourse and eaves cornice, the eaves cornice
continuing the bottom moulding of the main cornice of south front.
Five-window range of chamfered recessed 2-light mullion-and-transom
windows and centre door in bolection surround. l½ storey kitchen
attached at north west angle. North front is irregular but with
cornice carried round. Two ground floor C17 ovolo-moulded 2-light
mullion windows and a large tripartite stairlight. A stone-fronted
flat dormer has recessed chamfered 2-light mullion window.
Interior: altered in C20 but said to have fine twisted baluster
staircase and panelled rooms.
Part of the pre-Reformation Bradford parsonage lands held by the
Dean and Chapter of Bristol 1542-1861. Recorded as held by Barnes
family c1548-1615, by the Dicke family, clothiers, 1615-70, J.
Curll, clothier 1670-1707, John Daw 1707-27, John Thresher,
clothier, 1727 and by descent to Sir Bourchier Wrey c1760, and by
Ann Atwood 1811. During most of the C18 the house was tenanted,
from 1733-47 by J. Baskerville, clothier, and was described in 1747
as 'a very compleat well built house, with all necessary and
convenient out-houses, dye-house, wool-lofts....'. From 1775 the
tenant was Richard Atwood, of the noted Bath family of builders and
architects. He is recorded as a close friend of the statesman
Edmund Burke who is said to have visited. The Rev W. Romaine is
said to have written his 'Walk and Triumph of Faith' here 1771.
(Information R. and B. Harvey; R.E.M. Peach Rambles about Bath
1876 408; N. Pevsner Wiltshire 1975 540)
Listing NGR: ST8049060747
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