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Manor House

A Grade I Listed Building in Downton, Wiltshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.9941 / 50°59'38"N

Longitude: -1.7438 / 1°44'37"W

OS Eastings: 418077

OS Northings: 121663

OS Grid: SU180216

Mapcode National: GBR 528.PXM

Mapcode Global: FRA 767H.2H7

Entry Name: Manor House

Listing Date: 4 July 1985

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1023856

English Heritage Legacy ID: 319564

Location: Downton, Wiltshire, SP5

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Downton

Built-Up Area: Downton

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Downton St Lawrence

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

DOWNTON OFF BARFORD LANE
SU 1821
(west side)
6/5
Manor House
GV II*

the grade shall be amended to I.

The description is to read:

Detached house. Early C14 and C17 with C19 alterations. Rendered flint stone
rubble, brick and timber frame, brick stacks. L-plan. C14 hall house with attached
chapel. One storey and attic with basement, 5 windows. Central ledged door in
moulded case, with 2-storey porch on posts, to either side are two 3-light mullioned
'and transomed windows, to right are two chamfered lights to basement and blocked
2-light ogee-headed window. Attic has two gabled dormers to left, 2-light casements
to gabled porch over door, one dormer to right with 2-light casement. Chapel
projecting to right has C19 3-light window with hoodmould, left return has cusped
lancet to first floor and small chamfered light to basement. Right return has
two cusped lancets, single chamfered lancet to ground floor and blocked one to right
first floor and chimney with corbel table. To right is chamfered doorcase with
planked door to basement, C20 windows to first floor. Rear has chimney on corbel
table, 3-light casement, two chamfered lights to basement, two C19 3-light windows
to ground floor and C20 door with flat stone hood on bracket, C20 French'windows to
right. Three dormers, one hipped, to roof. Wing to right has C19 3-light window
and 2-light casement to attic.
Interior: all has inserted floor and oak panelling of c1600, oak fireplace
surround with fluted pilasters and overmantel with Raleigh arms on panels. Chapel
has inserted floor of c1600 and bolection-moulded fireplace and panelling of late
C17, pointed barrel-vaulted plaster ceiling. Chapel is off northern, upper end of
hall. Timber framed partition to closed truss of low end of hall. Newel stairs
inserted c16O0. 4-bay C14 or C15 roof over hall has chamfered arch-braced collar
trusses, curved windbracing to tenoned purlins. Chapel roof has eleven pairs of
common rafters and collars with arched braces. Manor was an endowment to Winchester
College by William of Wykeham in 1380, later leased by Elizabeth I and occupied by
brother of Sir Walter Raleigh in early C17, who improved the house. (Unp ublished
records of RCHM (England), Salisbury.)

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DOWNTON OFF BARFORD LANE
SU 1821
(west side)
6/5 Manor House

GV II*

Detached house. Early C14 and C17 with C19 alterations. Rendered
brick and timber frame, brick stacks. L-plan. C14 hall house with
attached chapel. One storey and attic with basement, 5 windows.
Central ledged door in moulded case, with C18 2-storey porch on
posts, to either side are two 3-light mullioned and transomed
windows, to right are two chamfered lights to basement and blocked
2-light ogee-headed window. Attic has two gabled dormers to left,
2-light casements to gabled porch over door, one dormer to right
with 2-light casement. Chapel projecting to right has C19 3-light
window with hoodmould, left return has cusped lancet to first floor
and small chamfered light to basement. Right return has two cusped
lancets, single chamfered lancet to ground floor and blocked one to
right first floor and chimney with corbel table. To right is
chamfered doorcase with planked door to basement, C20 windows to
first floor. Rear has chimney on corbel table, 3-light casement,
two chamfered lights to basement, two C19 3-light windows to ground
floor and C20 door with flat stone hood on bracket, C20 French
windows to right. Three dormers, one hipped, to roof. Wing to
right has C19 3-light window and 2-light casement to attic.
Interior: Hall has inserted floor and oak panelling of c.1600, oak
fireplace surround with fluted pilasters and overmantel with
Raleigh arms on panels. Chapel has inserted floor of c.1600 and
bolection-moulded fireplace and panelling of late C17, pointed
barrel-vaulted plaster ceiling. Chapel is off northern, upper end
of hall. Timber framed partition to screens passage, spiral
stairs, and newel stairs inserted c.1800. 4-bay C14 roof over hall
has double-chamfered arch-braced collar trusses, curved wind-
bracing to butt purlins. Chapel roof has eleven pairs of rafters
and collars. Manor was an endowment to Winchester College by
William of Wykeham in 1380, later leased by Elizabeth I and
occupied by brother of Sir Walter Raleigh in early C17, who
improved the house. (Unpublished records of RCHM (England),
Salisbury).


Listing NGR: SU1807421661

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