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Manor House, Purton

Description: Manor House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 17 January 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 317947

OS Grid Reference: SU0963187195
OS Grid Coordinates: 409631, 187195
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5835, -1.8624

Location: 7 Church End, Purton, Wiltshire SN5 4EB

Locality: Purton
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SN5 4EB

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Listing Text


8/299 Manor House
(formerly listed as Manor House
17.1.58 together with Tithe Barn and
Pigeon House)


Manor House, late C16 and 1682. Altered c.1900. Limestone rubble
with ashlar quoins and dressings. Stone slate roofs. Two storeys
and attics. Five-bays. Central cross passage to lateral hall on
right, stair at upper end, rear. Wings developed on bays 1 and 5
to rear. Central 2 storey porch with round torus moulded arch.
Inner door C19. Heavy string course and eaves corbel table. Flat
roof and low parapet. Four-light ovolo moulded windows to main
block under continuous string course to ground floor, label
mouldings to upper floors. Central and end bays raised as gables
with coped apex and 3-light mullioned windows. Large external
stacks at ends with 4 brick diagonal shafts to left end, 3 to right
and 4 other brick stacks, all lowered c.1900. Stair protrudes as
tower to rear and C19-C20 extensions. End gable porch on right
with date 1682 and Sun Insurance mark, No 425563.
Interior: altered c.1900 and recently modernised.
The property originally belonged to Malmesbury Abbey until the
Dissolution, then passed through Bennet and Jay families until
rebuilt by Lord Chandos in late C16. An imposing building in a
picturesque setting. (Elyard S.J. Some Old Wiltshire Homes, 1894).

Listing NGR: SU0963187195

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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