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Chelmscote Manor

A Grade II Listed Building in Soulbury, Buckinghamshire

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Latitude: 51.9372 / 51°56'13"N

Longitude: -0.6963 / 0°41'46"W

OS Eastings: 489720

OS Northings: 227326

OS Grid: SP897273

Mapcode National: GBR D1J.JRQ

Mapcode Global: VHDTM.WK7S

Entry Name: Chelmscote Manor

Listing Date: 26 September 1951

Last Amended: 6 July 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1320149

English Heritage Legacy ID: 350778

Location: Soulbury, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire, LU7

County: Buckinghamshire

District: Aylesbury Vale

Civil Parish: Soulbury

Traditional County: Buckinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Soulbury

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text


3/40 Chelmscote Manor
(formerly listed as
Chelmscott Manor House)


House, part originally chapel. Mid C14 converted to house C16-
Cl7, restored and extended C20. Original range to south is of
greensand rubble with some clunch dressings and has diagonal
corner buttresses, that to N.E. corner missing. Hipped old tile roof,
now truncated below the ridge line which survives only in a small
section around the chimney. Chimney is between right-hand bays and
is of brick, rebuilt. 2 storeys, S. front of 3 bays. C20 stone
mullion windows, 3-light to right bay and ground floor of centre bay,
2-light to first floor of centre and to ground flooor of left bay.
Ground floor windows have flat hoodmoulds. Traces of gables, outlined
in limestone, between bays, that to left over blocked doorway, that
to right over C14 arch now sheltered by C20 gabled stone porch with
arched double doors. Left side has similar windows, entrance and
basement windows. Right side has C20 3-light window to first floor and
C20 shallow projection with parapet and 5-light window to ground floor.
Parallel range to north in matching style is dated 1956 over door
in E. end. Later C20 brick range with leaded casements is attached
to N.W. corner. Internal C14 remains of chapel include: entrance
arch on N. side; squints in N. and S. walls, each with moulded stone
surround and cusped arch; cusped piscina in S. wall near E. end;
doorway and squint in N. wall at first floor level. Double-sided
fireplace inserted late C16-C17, the W. side with curved brace to
moulded spine beam. Similar moulded spine beams to other ground
floor rooms all ornamented with small blank heraldic shields.

RCHM II p. 269 Mon. 4.

Listing NGR: SP8972027326

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