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Garsdon Manor, Lea and Cleverton

Description: Garsdon Manor

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 12 December 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 315724

OS Grid Reference: ST9634587653
OS Grid Coordinates: 396345, 187653
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5877, -2.0541

Location: Lea, Wiltshire SN16 9NJ

Locality: Lea and Cleverton
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SN16 9NJ

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Listing Text


6/102 Garsdon Manor



Manor House. Late C14 open hall range to the west with early C17
addition restored post 1661 and further restoration and alterations
in the C19 and C20. Squared and coursed rubble with flush
rusticated dressed stone quoins, stone dressings and stone slate
roofs with tall paired ashlar stacks with moulded caps. Irregular
L-shaped plan with C14 core range projecting west to the rear of
C17 block. South front with 2-storey and attic, 2-window C14 hall
range to left (2 eastern bays masked) and advanced 3-storey, 3-
window C17 block. Windows to C14 range are 2-light C19 casements
under cambered heads; 2 hipped dormers. Windows to C17 block are
6-light ovolo-moulded cross-mullions. Circa 1840 doorway in west
end bay with 2 round-headed lights. Moulded string courses above
second and third storey windows, blocking course developing in each
bay to a gable; double-span roof. East front has range with 2-
light cavetto-moulded mullions with hood-moulds to upper floor
Interior: C14 four-bay open hall (now divided) has original butt-
purlin, hammer-beam arched collar-truss roof structure with 4-way
kingposts and wind-braces. Great Parlour on first floor in C17
block has fine c1630 stone chimneypiece: coupled columned jambs
and carved over-mantel with strapwork and caryatids. Plaster
ceiling of the 1660s with moulded cornice and broad ribbed
strapwork with tree motifs; further identical plaster decoration
in first floor room to east. The manor was owned by Richard Moody
in the early C16, Sir Laurence Washington in the early C17 and
passed by marriage in 1661 to Sir William Pargiter whose rebus is
displayed in the pear-tree decoration to the great parlour ceiling
(partridge in a pear-tree).
(Aubrey & Jackson, Wiltshire Collections, 1862; June Badeni,
Wiltshire Forefathers, 1960; N. Pevsner, The Buildings of England:
Wiltshire, 1975)

Listing NGR: ST9634587653

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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