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Compton Scorpion Manor House

A Grade II Listed Building in Ilmington, Warwickshire

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Latitude: 52.0632 / 52°3'47"N

Longitude: -1.6914 / 1°41'28"W

OS Eastings: 421255

OS Northings: 240584

OS Grid: SP212405

Mapcode National: GBR 4NC.R5N

Mapcode Global: VHBYL.MDQP

Entry Name: Compton Scorpion Manor House

Listing Date: 13 October 1966

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1299756

English Heritage Legacy ID: 306382

Location: Ilmington, Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, CV36

County: Warwickshire

District: Stratford-on-Avon

Civil Parish: Ilmington

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Warwickshire

Church of England Parish: Ilmington St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Coventry

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Listing Text

4/18 Compton Scorpion Manor House

- II

Manor house. Late C17, with C18 alterations. Squared, coursed limestone with
plinth, quoins and coped gables on kneelers and with ball finials. Stone slate
roof with ashlar end stacks, that to right projecting. 2 storeys plus attic;
3-window range. 3-unit, lobby-entry plan. To centre a C18 plank door with leaded
overlight. Pilaster surround with bases and keystone. To left and right a
-light, concave-moulded mullioned window. Immediately to right bf door a small
chamfered casement with Caernarvon arch. To far right a 16-pane fixed casement
with later window. 2-light concave-moulded mullioned window to centre. A moulded
string course passes directly above windows of both floors, that to ground floor
ramped over doorway. Late C18 lean-to to right has 2-panelled door in chamfered
surround and modern mullioned window to right. The rear of the house was
modernised C18. To centre a 6-panelled door within pilaster surround, with bases
and keystone. To left and right a 12-pane sash. To far left and right a double
window with plain central mullion, each double window containing two 12-pane
sashes. To first floor left and right a tripartite sash, the central light of 12
panes. Between is a range of three 12-pane sashes. Windows have plain stone
surrounds. A moulded string course passes directly above windows on each floor.
Front and rear have three 2- and 3-light C20 dormers. Left facade has a b-pane
sash in moulded surround to first floor, with a 2-light concave-moulded
mullioned window below. C19 one-storey brick range to left. Interior: Adam-style
fireplaces. Large stone fireplace with semi-circular arch. Further semi-circular
arch to left, and previously one to right. Chamfered and ovolo-moulded spine
beams. Further large stone fireplace with semi-circular arch, with keystone.
Early C18 panelling in lobby. C18 turned-baluster staircase rises to attics.
Stone flagged floors. Sir Thomas Overbury, poet and victim of a court intrigue
was born at Compton Scorpion Manor in 1581, at the house of his maternal
grandfather, Biles Palmer.
(Buidings of England: Warwickshire, p.317; Dictionary of National Biography,
Vol.XLII, pp.377-382).

Listing NGR: SP2125540584

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