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Manor Farmhouse and Attached Wall

A Grade II Listed Building in Lyford, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.6462 / 51°38'46"N

Longitude: -1.4384 / 1°26'18"W

OS Eastings: 438954

OS Northings: 194307

OS Grid: SU389943

Mapcode National: GBR 6XD.P59

Mapcode Global: VHC0P.0WXC

Entry Name: Manor Farmhouse and Attached Wall

Listing Date: 6 August 1952

Last Amended: 6 July 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1048351

English Heritage Legacy ID: 249630

Location: Lyford, Vale of White Horse, Oxfordshire, OX12

County: Oxfordshire

District: Vale of White Horse

Civil Parish: Lyford

Traditional County: Berkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Lyford

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

SU39SE (North side)
7/132 Manor Farmhouse and attached
06/08/52 wall
(Formerly listed as The Manor


Farmhouse. Late C16, with early C17 extension dated 1617, for the Ashcombe
family: late C17 extension and later alterations for the Pike family. Uncoursed
limestone rubble; gabled stone slate roof with ball finial to left; rendered
stone ridge stack with 4 diagonally-set flues, and stone left end stack. 3-unit
lobby-entry plan. 2 storeys; 4-window range. Flat stone arches over blocked door
in second bay, from left, and mid C19 horned sash set in blocked doorway
opposite stack: timber lintel over blocked window above. Flat stone arches over
early C19 six-pane sashes and 2 blocked windows to right. Wing with datestone
1617 projects from left bay of front: 2 storeys, 3-window range of similar
materials has timber lintel over C20 door adjoining main range and early C17
five-light wood-mullioned ovolo-moulded window to left: carved ovolo-moulded
decorative timber lintels over two C20 windows. Left side wall: 4-light splayed
wood-mullioned window with new sill; gabled side wall of main range has timber
lintels over wood-mullioned ovolo-moulded window with diamond leaded-lights, and
blocked window which flank central stack corbelled out over similar 4-light
window; early C17 stair turret with ball finial and 2-light splayed
wood-mullioned window with leaded casements. Late C17 two-storey rear wing of
similar materials with gable end stack of stone finished in brick. Rendered
right side wall has C20 stone porch and early C19 sashes. Interior: cased beams
and chamfered and stopped beans. Chamfered and stopped bressumer over open
fireplace with inglenook seats. Newel stairs rising to attic have octagonal
newel post. Timber-framed partition wall to gallery which runs along rear wall
of first floor, with access to stairs. Collar truss roof with staggered butt
purlins. Subsidiary features: C17 L-shaped wall to rear right of limestone
rubble with dressed stone to buttresses. The Pike family have lived here since
the late C17. Like The Priory, Marcham (q.v.), this is an early example of a
lobby-entry plan.
(P.S. Spokes and E.M. Jope, "The Priory, Marcham: a small l6th century house",
Berkshire Archaelogical Journal, Vol.57 (1959), pp.89-90 (plan)).

Listing NGR: SU3895494307

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