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The Manor House, Ansty

Description: The Manor House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 6 January 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 320259

OS Grid Reference: ST9560526357
OS Grid Coordinates: 395605, 126357
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0366, -2.0640

Location: 83 High Street, Ansty, Wiltshire SP3 5PX

Locality: Ansty
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SP3 5PX

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Listing Text

(west side)

3/33 The Manor House

6.1.66 (formerly listed as Manor Farmhouse )


Detached house. C16, altered C17, C18, C20. Limestone ashlar,
tiled roof with ashlar stacks. T-plan. 2-storey, 3-window front.
C16 double-chamfered round-arched doorway with C20 door, to right
of centre, to right is C18 Venetian window with square columns and
keystone, to left is C20 3-light mullioned window with hoodmould and
3-light and single recessed chamfered mullioned window with
hoodmoulds. First floor has 2-light, 1-light and 4-light mullioned
windows. Cellar below right part has chamfered window. Right
return has two 2-light recessed chamfered mullioned windows to
attic. Left return has large external stack and small 12-pane
sash, two 2-light recessed chamfered mullioned windows to attic and
single to first floor. Rear of right part has inserted C20 round-
arched glazed double door. Rear wing north side has C20 casements
and doors with one Cl? 2-light chamfered mullioned window, south
side has C20 door and windows to ground floor with three 2-light
and one 1-light recessed chamfered mullioned window to first floor,
straight joint divides wing into two builds.
Interior: stone steps and door with 6 fielded panels to dining room
to right of door, entrance hall has C18 stairs with Chinese
Chippendale balustrade and moulded handrail. Large room to left of
door, formerly two smaller rooms and possibly original open hall,
floor inserted late C17, two open fireplaces, the larger with stone
Tudor arch on brick jambs, round-arched double-chamfered doorway in
wall to rear wing. Wing of two builds, probably C17, has chamfered
beams and open fireplace with chamfered timber lintel with ogee
stops. First and attic floor has good C17 chamfered doorcases with
stopped jambs, planked doors with strap hinges. Two stone Tudor-
arched fireplaces with herringbone brick backs in bedrooms at south
end of main range. Winding newel stairs to attic. Unusual roof
over main build has cruck-like principals on cross-rail below
eaves-level, with interrupted tie-beam. The development of this
building may have begun wth C16 open hall with through passage at
north end, floor inserted, rear wing added and the whole
refenestrated in late C17, Venetian window inserted and stairs
refitted C18. Formerly the property of the Arundells of Wardour
(q.v.). Occupies a prominent position overlooking Ansty pond, the
church (q.v.) and former Banqueting House (q.v.).

Listing NGR: ST9560526357

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Source: English Heritage

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