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Chicksgrove Manor, Sutton Mandeville

Description: Chicksgrove Manor

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 6 January 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 320986

OS Grid Reference: ST9703730022
OS Grid Coordinates: 397037, 130022
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0695, -2.0437

Location: Chicksgrove, Sutton Mandeville, Wiltshire SP3 6NA

Locality: Sutton Mandeville
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SP3 6NA

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Listing Text

ST 93 SE (north side), Lower Chicksgrove

2/197 Chicksgrove Manor

Manor house. Late C14, altered late C16, C17 and C19. Rubble
stone, thatched roof, brick stone stacks. Four-bay hall house with
former 3-bay open hall, through passage to rear of inserted stack,
solar wing rebuilt in C17 at east end, services rebuilt C19 at west
end. Single-storey and attic, 3 windows. Two-storey early C17
porch to left of centre with stone Tudor-arched opening to front
and moulded Tudor-arched doorway and planked door to through
passage, upper floor on moulded wooden brackets, stone sundial and
2-light ovolo-mullioned casement with hoodmould. To left of porch
is 4-light ovolo-mullioned casements, 3-light ovolo-mullioned
casement to right with hoodmould, attic has two full gabled dormers
with 3-light ovolo-mullioned casements, to right are small square
lights to ground and first floors. Wing to right has 3-light
ovolo-mullioned casement to ground floor and 2-light leaded
casement to first floor, pointed chamfered light to attic. Right
return of cross wing has 2-light and 3-light ovolo-mullioned
casements. Rear has blocked doorway with C20 mullioned casement to
right, 2-light, 3-light ovolo-mullioned casement and single
chamfered light to centre with Tudor-arched chamfered doorway to
rear of through passage and 2-light recessed chamfered mullioned
casement to right, attic has two 2-light ovolo-mullioned casements
to eyebrow dormers to left and one 2-light mullioned casement to
right, some of the mullioned windows are C20 renewals. To right is
C19 single-storey service wing with 2-light casements and planked
door with brick dressings, double Roman tiled roof.
Interior: Three-bay former open hall at west end of house retains
Medieval roof; two open trusses, the finer to the east is a deep
arch-braced cranked collar truss with chamfered braces and
chamfered runner at the apex of the collar, truss to the west
appears to be a raised cruck with cranked collar, closed third
truss to the east. Floor inserted during C16 with very deep
chamfered beams with stepped stops, plank and muntin partitions,
with mouldings on east side of through passage, matching doors or
planked doors with strap hinges, back passage has exposed chamfered
joists and Tudor-arched wooden chamfered doorway at solar end.
Open fireplaces inserted into hall with chamfered lintels with
rounded corners on chamfered stone jambs and bread ovens. Drawing
room in cross wing contains reset C17 wainscot panelling, deep
chamfered beam, fine overmantel to open fireplace has carved
pilasters with lions' heads and central lozenge with man's face.
First floor has stone chamfered fireplace surround, planked or
wainscot doors. Attached to front are low stone garden walls with
flat coping, three-step stone mounting block to front. A very fine
Wiltshire manor house retaining many features from different
periods of its development. Owned by the Davies family during C17,
John Davies was Attorney General of Ireland, 1603-1616.
(R. Colt Hoare, Modern History of Wiltshire, 1829)

Listing NGR: ST9703730022

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Source: English Heritage

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