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Norton Manor, Norton

Description: Norton Manor

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 12 December 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 318054

OS Grid Reference: ST8848984397
OS Grid Coordinates: 388489, 184397
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5583, -2.1674

Location: Church Lane, Norton, Wiltshire SN16 0JX

Locality: Norton
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SN16 0JX

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Listing Text

ST 88 SE
(north side)
Norton Manor

Manor House. Early C17 with 1623 south addition (dated on porch),
1850s re-ordering, 1901 extensions by F.A. Lawson of Stroud and
further addition in 1925. Coursed rubble with flush rusticated
dressed stone quoins, ashlar to south porch, window surrounds,
stacks and copings; hipped and gabled stone slate roofs. T-shaped
plan with early C17 range to the north and 1623 addition to the
south; 1901 linking section to the east and 1925 west porch.
1623 block has south front of 2 storeys, 5 bays. Window openings
regularized in the C19: 3 and 4-light ovolo mullions with small
pane glazing, hoodmoulds and flush strainer arches. Central 2-
storey gabled porch with Roman Doric columns to ground floor and
Ionic above, both with heavily moulded cornices. Three-light
ovolo-moulded mullion to parvise, ball finial to gable apex.
Round-arched entrance with keystone and Tudor-arched inner doorway
with plank door. Tall stacks rebuilt in 1901 with egg-and-dart
cornices. Similar porch to west front dated 1925 but with balcony
now glazed. Early C17 range to north with 2 attenuated gables and
1901 ovolo mullion fenestration. East entrance front of 1901
(dated around doorway).
Interior. Staircase of the 1850s in Jacobean style inserted by
Lord Holland: early C17 panelling in Drawing Room inserted in
1901-9 by Captain C.H. Fenwick; fine marble chimneypiece in second
Dining Room with detached columns and lotus capitals.
(June Badeni, Wiltshire Forefathers, 1960; N. Pevsner, The
Buildings of England: Wiltshire, 1975.)

Listing NGR: ST8848984397

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Source: English Heritage

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