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Manor House

A Grade II Listed Building in Purton, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.5835 / 51°35'0"N

Longitude: -1.8624 / 1°51'44"W

OS Eastings: 409631

OS Northings: 187195

OS Grid: SU096871

Mapcode National: GBR 3SM.PZ3

Mapcode Global: VHB3C.NGSD

Entry Name: Manor House

Listing Date: 17 January 1958

Last Amended: 17 April 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1023170

English Heritage Legacy ID: 317947

Location: Purton, Wiltshire, SN5

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Purton

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Purton

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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Listing Text


8/299 Manor House
(formerly listed as Manor House
17.1.58 together with Tithe Barn and
Pigeon House)


Manor House, late C16 and 1682. Altered c.1900. Limestone rubble
with ashlar quoins and dressings. Stone slate roofs. Two storeys
and attics. Five-bays. Central cross passage to lateral hall on
right, stair at upper end, rear. Wings developed on bays 1 and 5
to rear. Central 2 storey porch with round torus moulded arch.
Inner door C19. Heavy string course and eaves corbel table. Flat
roof and low parapet. Four-light ovolo moulded windows to main
block under continuous string course to ground floor, label
mouldings to upper floors. Central and end bays raised as gables
with coped apex and 3-light mullioned windows. Large external
stacks at ends with 4 brick diagonal shafts to left end, 3 to right
and 4 other brick stacks, all lowered c.1900. Stair protrudes as
tower to rear and C19-C20 extensions. End gable porch on right
with date 1682 and Sun Insurance mark, No 425563.
Interior: altered c.1900 and recently modernised.
The property originally belonged to Malmesbury Abbey until the
Dissolution, then passed through Bennet and Jay families until
rebuilt by Lord Chandos in late C16. An imposing building in a
picturesque setting. (Elyard S.J. Some Old Wiltshire Homes, 1894).

Listing NGR: SU0963187195

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