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Norrington Manor with Wall and Gate Piers, Alvediston

Description: Norrington Manor with Wall and Gate Piers

Grade: I
Date Listed: 6 January 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 320227

OS Grid Reference: ST9662223806
OS Grid Coordinates: 396622, 123806
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0136, -2.0495

Location: Alvediston, Wiltshire SP5 5LL

Locality: Alvediston
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SP5 5LL

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Listing Text


6/1 Norrington Manor with wall
and gate piers


Manor house. Late C14, C15, C16, late C17 and C19 services.
Dressed limestone, tiled roof, ashlar stacks. Consists of C14
three-bay hall and cross passage with flanking 2-storey C17 cross
wings, C16 two-storey range to front. C15 porch to right of front
has heavy moulding to pointed archway, diagonal and angle
buttresses, moulded string course and hollow-chamfered light over
archway, pointed window to left return, to left are three 2-light
pointed cusped windows with transoms lighting hall, with
intermediate buttresses. Cross wing to right has two ovolo-
moulded cross windows to ground and first floor, 2-light ovolo-
mullioned window to attic and saddleback coped verge. Cross wing
to left has 5-light mullioned window with hoodmould to ground floor
and first floor has mullioned and transomed window with hoodmould,
saddleback coped verge. Projecting to left is 2-storey, 5-window
range with 2-light ovolo-mullioned windows and string course, rear
of this range has inserted C20 doors and 3-light and 2-light ovolo-
mullioned windows to ground floor, first floor has one C16 2-light
square-headed window with round-arched lights and 2-light or 3-
light chamfered or hollow-chamfered mullioned windows. Left
return of west cross wing has hollow-chamfered doorway, rear of
this has two chamfered lights to C14 undercroft and 5-light
mullioned and transomed window to first floor, former stairs to
solar are lit by 3-light ovolo-mullioned window. Rear of hall has
two 2-light cusped pointed windows as front and pointed chamfered
doorway to through passage and 3-light casement to left, 2
buttresses with offsets. East cross wing has ovolo-moulded cross
windows, ovolo-mullioned window to attic and hollow-moulded string
courses. Rear C17 wing has same string course and C20 casements.
Right return of cross wing has 4-light Tudor-arched window lighting
stairs, large external stacks either side, 2-light casement to
dormer. Late C19 service wing to right has 2-light and 3-light
Interior: porch has fine ribbed stone vault with quatrefoils, on
carved head corbels with grotesque boss, depressed Tudor-arched
inner door. Hall has Tudor-arched stone fireplace and chamfered
doorway to solar at west end, rebuilt roof. 2-bay rib-vaulted
undercroft of late C14, rest of west solar wing rebuilt Cl7;
blocked Tudor-arched fireplace and deeply-chamfered arched doorway,
C19 roof. East wing retains good C17 closed string newel stairs
with squat turned balusters. Attached to front are low stone
walls with saddleback coping, square gate piers with pineapples in
acanthus leaves. Manor house probably built by John Gawen who
bought property 1377. C17 alterations probably by the Wyndhams
who aquired estate in 1658. (N. Pevsner, The Buildings of
England: Wiltshire, 1975.)

Listing NGR: ST9662223806

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Source: English Heritage

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