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Description: Cadenham Manor
Date Listed: 20 December 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 316172
OS Grid Reference: ST9818977149
OS Grid Coordinates: 398189, 177149
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4933, -2.0275
ST 97 NE
5/48 Cadenham Manor
House, apparently late C17, but possibly incorporating part of the
manor house of the Hungerford family that stood on moated site
adjoining. Restored and extended c1920-30. Ashlar with stone
slate roofs. Two storeys and attic, E-plan. Main east front has
five-window range, hipped roof and two massive ashlar ridge stacks
with panelled fronts, moulded bases and cornices. Raised plinth
and coved eaves cornice. Four-light mullion and transom windows
each side, with hoodmoulds over ground floor windows. Centre bay
has frontispiece of c1700 type with bolection moulded doorway each
floor, each set against chanelled rusticated frame with carved
motifs to upper angles and moulded cornices above. Motifs and
Hungerford family crests. French windows each floor, upper wrought
iron balcony. North front has 2-window range of similar 3-light
mullion windows, west coped gable and end stack. Lower west wing,
apparently all C20. South front has C20 gable to right and, to
left, two-window range of C20 mullion windows, two hipped dormers,
coped west gable and west stack. Wings enclose an east entrance
court, mostly C20 apart from rear of main range and part of north
side. Main range has large C20 gabled centre projection and leaded
timber-mullion windows each side. Interior not inspected.
Cadenham was a major estate of the Hungerford family from C15 to
1712. Bought by Edward Hungerford in 1468, John Evelyn stayed
there in 1654 but John Aubrey describes it as ruinous in 1670s.
Crests on porch relate to Sir George Hungerford, died 1712, who
probably built the present house.
(J. Badeni, Wiltshire Forefathers, 1960)
Listing NGR: ST9818977149
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