Description: Manor School, with Forecourt Walls
Date Listed: 10 January 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 321422
OS Grid Reference: SU1378638495
OS Grid Coordinates: 413786, 138495
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1456, -1.8043
DURNFORD GREAT DURNFORD
SU 13 NW
8/112 Manor School, with
10.1.58 forecourt walls (formerly
listed as "Manor House")
Manor house, now girls' school. c1710-30 early-mid C19 and 1912-13
by George Silley of Craven Street, London, for Capt. Tryon. Header
bond brickwork with stone dressings on a stone plinth. Tiled
roofs. Three storeys, attic and cellars. Main east front is of 5
bays, with raised first floor over rusticated plinth. Wide central
6-panelled door with sashed sidelights, enclosed within stone
pilastered frame with elongated acanthus consoles to a fluted
architrave and triangular pediment. Five steps. Moulded string to
first floor with end Ionic pilasters rising to eaves cornice.
Ground and first floors have 12-paned sashes, the central window to
the first floor having similar tripartite stone frame, but with
horizontal cornice. Second floor added early C19, has 9-paned
sashes and octagonal window to centre. Roof hipped, and two 12-
paned sashed and hipped dormers. Stacks to side walls of block.
Extensive rear block added c1840 and this, with east and west
fronts refaced 1913 when south west wing and block extended to east
as 3 storeys and basement service wing. Rear elevation is in
Flemish bond brickwork with tiled roof, stone quoins to wings.
Five bay central block with large semi-circular two-storey central
bay, and l-bay end wings projecting. Central section has
continuous iron balcony of c1840. South front has canted bay, and
to rear of front block a door with eared architrave and open
pediment enclosing mantled arms. Datestone on quoined wing reads
AT CT (Tryon) 1913.
Interior: Entrance hall has black and white stone tiles and
moulded plaster cornice. Wide corridor to right leads to C19 stair
with simple wreathed handrails. Classroom to right of hallway has
moulded cornice and timber chimneypiece. Most of interior mid Cl9.
Forecourt walls, C18, brick with stone weathered copings form
semi-circular arms and terminate in brick piers with pyramidal
Listing NGR: SU1378638495
Source: English Heritage
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