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Manor House and Attached Walls and Outbuildings

A Grade II* Listed Building in Chadlington, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.8952 / 51°53'42"N

Longitude: -1.5168 / 1°31'0"W

OS Eastings: 433345

OS Northings: 221961

OS Grid: SP333219

Mapcode National: GBR 6TD.1BN

Mapcode Global: VHBZG.NMHH

Entry Name: Manor House and Attached Walls and Outbuildings

Listing Date: 27 August 1957

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1052835

English Heritage Legacy ID: 253198

Location: Chadlington, West Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX7

County: Oxfordshire

District: West Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Chadlington

Built-Up Area: Chadlington

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Chadlington

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

(South side)
7/17 Manor House and attached walls
27/08/57 and outbuildings


Manor house. Early/mid C17, enlarged probably late C17 for William Rollinson,
altered mid C18, possibly for Thomas Rollinson, and re-modelled c.1800. Coursed
squared limestone with ashlar dressings; Stonesfield-slate and artificial
stone-slate roofs with ashlar stacks. L plan. 2 storeys plus attic on
semi-basement. Re-modelled 8-window front of taller late-C17 range breaks
forward in the 3 bays to left, with 3 closely-spaced 6-pane sashes above a wide
canted projection containing three 12-pane sashes; the remaining bays (except
for bay 8 with blocked windows) have similar first-floor windows, but at ground
floor bay 4 has a 12-pane sash in a stone-architraved former doorway, bay 5 has
the present doorway below a lead-covered canopy of c.1800, and bays 6 and 7 have
closely-spaced full-height 18-pane sashes. A moulded parapet breaks around the
projecting bays and returns around the end. Right gable wall has pairs of sashes
above 2-light stone-mullioned cellar windows. Left end wall has similar cellar
windows, but at ground floor retains leaded 2-light mullioned windows with
transoms and labels, and at first floor has 3-light mullioned windows. It forms
a projection on the right of an earlier front, the left end of which is gabled
and retains mullioned windows of 4 and 2 lights at ground floor and in the
gable; at first floor, and on both floors in the 2-window linking section, are
12-pane sashes, and between the middle bays is a stone-architraved doorway. The
parapet of the middle section is a later addition. Set back to left of the
gabled bay is a late-C17 kitchen wing with a large early multi-pane sash and a
matching opening incorporating a wide panelled door; gable wall retains a small
mullioned window and a blocked oven opening. Attached to left is a
stone-architraved gateway. Rear of earlier range has a gabled projection bearing
a bellcote, and has further mullioned windows plus some sashes in the kitchen
wing. Rear of taller range has mullioned windows to the cellars and to a
rectangular stair projection which rises above the parapet; 3 small roof dormers
have triangular pediments. A high wall, extending from the end of the range to
enclose one side of the courtyard, forms the rear of 3 small C17/C18
outbuildings and includes a mullioned window. Interior: earlier range includes a
bolection-mould panelled room, with a large contemporary surround over an
earlier stone fireplace. Later range has a fielded-panelled room, an open-string
stair with column balusters and a ramped handrail, and includes a fine drawing
room with large-panelled walls, an elaborate cornice, a triangular-pedimented
eared doorcase, and a Rococo fireplace with a large broken-pedimented overmantel
incorporating a painting of the Thames in London flanked by scrolls. A cast-iron
fireback is inscribed "WR/1738", and in a lower cellar is the date 1737. Thomas
Rollinson was High Sheriff in 1766 and the drawing-room decoration may be of
approximately that date. Major general Sir Henry Rawlinson, Bart, the renowned
assyriologist, was born in the house, and the event is commemorated by a plaque.
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: p525; The Hon. T.G.Rachel Historical Notes
on Chadlington and its Church: 1971, pp6-7)

Listing NGR: SP3334521961

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