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Manor Farmhouse, Kington St Michael

Description: Manor Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 20 December 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 315918

OS Grid Reference: ST8865077757
OS Grid Coordinates: 388650, 177757
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4986, -2.1649

Location: Kington St Michael, Wiltshire SN14 6JT

Locality: Kington St Michael
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SN14 6JT

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Listing Text

ST 87 NE

7/105 Manor Farmhouse
(formerly listed as Easton
20.12.60 Piercy Farmhouse)


Farmhouse, dated 1631, roughcast rubble stone with ashlar
dressings, coped gables and ashlar stacks, three diagonal shafts on
main ridge and two similar on rear chimney gable. Two storeys and
attic, formal three-gabled south front with ovolo-moulded mullion
windows, 2-light with hoodmould to attic, 3-light with dripcourse
to first floor and 4-light with dripcourse to ground floor, each
side of late C19 or early C20 gabled porch. Old photographs show
3-light window in centre. Moulded plinth. West end gable has
similar window each floor. East end gable has similar attic 2-
light and c1900 added outbuilding to east. Old photographs show
similar fenestration to west gable and a second gable to right with
fenestration as for a staircase. Rear has chimney gable to right
with date plaque ILAL 1631 and gable to left, then c1900 two-storey
parallel rear range. Estate belonged to the Lyte family in C16,
sold to J. Langton 1618. Kilvert describes the house as ruinous in
1871, the 'great hall and the grand staircase both gone'. It was
repaired for the Neeld estate c1900. The panelling in the Manor
House, Castle Combe is said to have come from here, dated TL 1669
for Thomas Langton.
(Wilts Arch Mag, 4 1857 36 ff; J. Badeni, Wiltshire Forefathers,
1960 51-3; W. Plomer ed Kilvert's Diaries, 1969 2 20)

Listing NGR: ST8865077757

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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