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Manor Farm House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Chesterton, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.888 / 51°53'16"N

Longitude: -1.1831 / 1°10'59"W

OS Eastings: 456316

OS Northings: 221367

OS Grid: SP563213

Mapcode National: GBR 8XH.MPZ

Mapcode Global: VHCX3.FTW0

Entry Name: Manor Farm House

Listing Date: 9 December 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1369747

English Heritage Legacy ID: 243425

Location: Chesterton, Cherwell, Oxfordshire, OX26

County: Oxfordshire

District: Cherwell

Civil Parish: Chesterton

Built-Up Area: Chesterton

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Chesterton

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

(South side)
Great Chesterton

6/40 Manor Farm House


Manor house. Early C12 and C16/C17, remodelled late C18. Limestone rubble with
wooden lintels; Stonesfield-slate and Welsh-slate roof with brick stacks. L-plan
with attached range. 2 storeys plus attics and one storey plus attic. Regular
5-window front of main range has a central dooorway and renewed sashes (12-pane
at ground floor and 9-pane above) and has a stone band above first-floor
windows; stone-slate roof has 3 gabled roof dormers with brick gable stacks.
Lean-to addition against right gable wall. Short rear wing, returning on left,
is probably C16/C17 and originally extended beyond the present front; a
single-storey kitchen bay to rear of it is C18. Large range linked to rear of
right end of main range, and parallel with it, is C12 with a C17 roof; it has 2
original small window openings in the right end (both with later lintels) and an
original round-headed entrance, converted to a window and now contained within
the linking range. The remains of a window in the left gable is probably
medieval. C20 gable and steps to rear. To rear of this range is a timber-framed
privy, with brick infill, probably early C18. Interior: rear wing and left end
of house have intersecting chamfered beams and an early partition with lattice
panels; front windows have panelled shutters; pine panelling in lean-to room.
Linking range has some medieval stonework and an early beam which may have
formed part of a porch to the C12 range. Lower storey of C12 range is the
barrel-vaulted undercroft to a first-floor hall or chamber; the round-arched
splays to the end windows and the groined vault over the original doorway
survive, but the undercroft is now subdivided by a later, though possibly
medieval, crosswall, and there are inserted doorways to right and in the left
gable wall plus an inserted window to rear. Upper floor is now contained within
the 6-bay butt-purlin roof which has through tenons and had 2 collars (the lower
collars are now removed). The building had become a detached outbuilding until
late C20 when it was linked to the house, converted, and recognized as one of
the earliest known examples of the first-floor hall or chamber, and evidence for
a contemporary encircling moat was found.
(Dr. J. Blair, Medieval Archaeology, Vol.28, (1984), pp.235-6; V.C.H.:
0xfordshire, Vol.VI, p.93).

Listing NGR: SP5631621367

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