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Ashley Manor, Box

Description: Ashley Manor

Grade: II
Date Listed: 20 December 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 316862

OS Grid Reference: ST8131468303
OS Grid Coordinates: 381314, 168303
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4134, -2.2701

Location: Wormcliff Lane, Box, Wiltshire SN13 8AW

Locality: Box
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SN13 8AW

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Listing Text


Ashley Manor

20 12 60

Manor House, C17, with earlier origins, squared rubble and ashlar
with slate and stone tiled roofs. Coped gables. Two storeys and
attic. Rambling U-plan. East front, probably refronted in early
C18, is ashlar with ridge stack to left, 3-window range with 2
coped dormer gables. Two upper C19 sashes with hoodmoulds, 3 first
floor thick glazing bar 12-pane sashes, outer ones with hoodmoulds
and ground floor stepped moulded dripcourse over two 12-pane sashes
in bead-moulded surrounds flanking central door in moulded
architrave. To left is rubble stone end gable of south wing,
probably C16 or early C17. One first floor 12-pane sash in bead-
moulded surround and door in bead-moulded surround with dripcourse
continued from main front stepped over. To right, smaller
projecting gable with upper 8-pane sash and dripstone. South wing
is in two sections with straight joint between and ridge stack with
two diagonal shafts at original end wall. To right, one C20 3-
light mullion window over 2-light and single light, both recessed
chamfered, then half-glazed door in bead-moulded surround with
dripstone. To left, at lower level, another bead-moulded doorcase
with sash to left and eaves-breaking hipped dormer with 12-pane
sash above. Behind ridge stack is chimney gable with attic single
light and first floor 2-light window, both with hoodmoulds. South
front continues to west with paired gables, later C17, each with 2-
light recessed ovolo-moulded windows and hoodmoulds, 3 similar C20
first floor windows with hoodmoulds and ground floor two C20 doors
and a leaded casement, all with hoodmoulds. West end wall stack.
Behind is central gable with lower wing running north. Behind west
end is north facing gable with corner stack and 2-light attic and
first floor windows with hoodmoulds. To north, screening rear
court is outbuilding with 2 west side oval lights and screen wall
with moulded doorcase and 2 oval lights, connecting to west end of
north wing. North wing is probably late C17, altered in early C20
and extended to west in late Cl9 and early C20. Orignal range is
squared rubble with slate roof, coped gables and end wall stacks.
Moulded plinth, flush quoins and dripcourses over main floors.
Three tall coped dormer gables with dripmoulds over windows and 5-
window range below. All windows are early C20 with chamfered stone
surrounds and timber mullions and transoms. C20 leaded lights.
Central projecting rebuilt gabled porch with original 2-columns
supporting shell hood. Bead-moulded doorcase. Lower gabled
extension to left with Tudor-arched bead-moulded east end door.
North front continues to right in two sections, late Cl9 and early
C20. Coping and ridge stack between. Two window range to centre
with dripmoulds over early C20 timber mullion-and-transom leaded
lights and one stone tiled ground floor square bay. Right side,
early C20, has broad gable and upper 4-light mullion-and-transom
stone mullion window over stone-tiled square bay. Manor of the
Long family during C16 and C17, owned by the Northey family from
C18 to C20. Marked on F. Allen map of 1630.

Listing NGR: ST8131468303

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Source: English Heritage

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