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Swallocliffe Manor, Swallowcliffe

Description: Swallocliffe Manor

Grade: II
Date Listed: 6 January 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 320369

OS Grid Reference: ST9672627190
OS Grid Coordinates: 396726, 127190
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0441, -2.0481

Location: Gigant Street, Swallowcliffe, Wiltshire SP3 5PB

Locality: Swallowcliffe
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SP3 5PB

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Listing Text

(north side)

3/143 Swallowcliffe Manor



Detached house. Mid C17 with extensive additions of c1905 by
Cavendish family. Dressed limestone with some ashlar, tiled roof,
with stone slates to eaves, ashlar stacks with moulded cappings.
T-plan C17 build with additions to north. Two storeys and attic,
7-window entrance front. Tudor-arched doorway in early C20 two-
storey porch to left with 2 and 3-light ovolo-mullioned windows and
continuous string course, Dutch-style gable. C20 range to right
has 2-light and 3-light ovolo-mullioned windows, the ground floor
with hoodmoulds, two large external stacks surmounted by groups of
square stacks, attic dormers with leaded casements. To left of
C20 range is mid C17 build with 4-light mullioned and transomed
windows to ground and first floors, 3-light hollow-chamfered
mullioned window to attic, string courses, coped verges to gable
ends. Front, formerly rear, of this range has two 1-light hollow-
chamfered lights and two large external stacks with coped gablets
and ashlar stacks, first floor has 4-light mullioned and transomed
window. Rear has 4-light mullioned and transomed windows to
ground and first floors. Cross wing has similar windows; the
west gable on garden front having 3-light mullioned and transomed
windows with hoodmoulds, coped verges with kneelers. Garden front
of C20 range has lean-to porch to right of single-storey extension
in same style, main range has two slightly projecting 3-storey
gables with 2-light and 3-light chamfered-mullioned windows, 2-
light mullioned windows between. Return of this range has
external stack and 2-light ovolo-mullioned windows.
Interior mostly dates from early C20 with oak C17-style stairs,
Tudor-arched stone fireplaces with brick backs. C17 range
refitted early C20, but retains original square-headed stone
fireplace with ovolo-moulded lintel and jambs with stops.
Datestone incised with date 1647 in first floor room of C17 range,
said to have been plastered over in 1980s.

Listing NGR: ST9672627190

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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