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Flats 1,2 and 3 with Two Attached Follies Teffont Manor with Two Attached Follies, Teffont

Description: Flats 1,2 and 3 with Two Attached Follies Teffont Manor with Two Attached Follies

Grade: II
Date Listed: 6 January 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 320397

OS Grid Reference: ST9920231196
OS Grid Coordinates: 399202, 131196
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0801, -2.0128

Location: Teffont, Wiltshire SP3 5RJ

Locality: Teffont
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SP3 5RJ

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Listing Text

(east side)

1/171 Teffont Manor, Flats 1, 2 and I
with two attached follies


Manor house, now three flats. C17 and early C19. Rubble stone an
limestone ashlar, Welsh slate hipped roofs, ashlar stacks wits
moulded capping. Consists of two parallel ranges with rear wing
Three-storey, 4-window front. Battlemented porch to right of
centre with blind quatrefoils and loopholes, planked C19 door wits
square hoodmould. To right is one 4-light recessed hollow-
chamfered mullioned window, to left are three 4-light mullione4
windows, 2-light and single light, large buttress with offsets.
First floor has four 4-light mullioned and transomed windows with
hoodmoulds. Second floor has four 3-light flush-mullioned windows
in cyma-moulded surrounds. Moulded cornice and battlemented
blocking course to C19 roof. To left is 2-storey loggia with
round-arched openings to ground floor and 2-light and 3-light
mullioned windows to first floor. Left return has external stack,
loggia with elliptical-arched openings to ground floor, 2-light
pointed window to first floor, main range has 3-light mullioned
window, cross window and two pointed windows with cusped lights to
second floor. Right return has fixed window, three French windows
with margin-panes and hoodmoulds, external stacks with offsets,
first and second floor have four cross windows, the right hand
pairs have hoodmoulds, straight joint between, battlemented
blocking course. Rear has loggia to right, 4-light mullioned
window to left, first and second floor have 3-light casements,
margin-pane French windows to left at level of hillside. Rear
wing, partly on side of hill, has elliptical-arched chamfered
doorway, C20 casement, mullioned windows and 3-light mullioned and
transomed windows to first floor, lead rainwater head dated 1947.
Interior partly inaccessible at time of survey (April 1985), but
early C19 entrance hall has two elliptical arches on marble
columns, C17-style closed string stairs with turned balusters.
First floor said to retain original C17 panelling. Attached to
rear wing is early C19 octagonal folly tower; 3 stages with
pointed lights and quatrefoils, battlemented parapet with corbel
table. Folly is linked to house by single-storey short range with
pointed semi-circular niches, 2-light pointed window and roll-
moulded pointed doorway; all rubble stone with ashlar dressings.
On upper level of hillside is a second octagonal folly, single-
storey with pointed doorway and chamfered lancets with hoodmoulds,
arms of Mayne family in quatrefoil above doorway, moulded cornice
to battlemented parapet. Manor embellished and the follies added
by John Mayne during 1820s, at same time as Church of St. Michael
and All Angels (q.v.) rebuilt. This group of buildings set in
picturesque landscaped valley with dammed stream forming a lake to
the south.

Listing NGR: ST9920931204

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Source: English Heritage

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