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Purton Manor Farmhouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Lydney, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.7385 / 51°44'18"N

Longitude: -2.4783 / 2°28'42"W

OS Eastings: 367065

OS Northings: 204525

OS Grid: SO670045

Mapcode National: GBR JW.1P99

Mapcode Global: VH87C.0K4N

Plus Code: 9C3VPGQC+9M

Entry Name: Purton Manor Farmhouse

Listing Date: 7 August 1954

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1186617

English Heritage Legacy ID: 354474

Location: Lydney, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, GL15

County: Gloucestershire

Civil Parish: Lydney

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Lydney St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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SO 60 SE
8/117 Purton Manor Farmhouse
Identified on SO 60 SE as Manor Farm.
Manor house, now farmhouse. 1618. Rendered and ashlared, concrete slate roof,
stone stacks. A principal block parallel with the River Severn, with a deep
wing projecting back to the north-east, and small C19 extension. Entrance
front (north-west) has roof swept down to two storeys with large external stack,
right, and ridge stack off-centre, left, but to right of porch entry: main
block is 2 storey, 2-windowed, C19 2-light casements, then a gabled 2½ storey
projection left with gable stack, and a gabled porch with flat moulded lintol
and jambs above, and inner plank door with broad wood moulded surround to run-out
stops. The opposite, river front is 3 storeys, 3-windowed, with 2-light reserved
hollow chamfer mullion stone casements under stopped drips, flanking a central
oculus without drip, over varied 2-light windows at first floor, and at ground
floor a 3-light C19 casement, small square light with stopped drip and a 2-light
stone chamfered mullion casement with new work being inserted at time of survey,
September 1983. The return gable, right is 3½ storey in oculus over 2-light
chamfered mullion and 2-storey hexagonal roofed bay; to right of this a lower
2½ storey gable with single light under stopped drip, over 2-light at first
floor and 3-light at ground floor. At junction between two parts a gabled
porch with 3-centred lintol and roll mould jambs. Opposite end gable has 2
small square lights, one blocked, with stopped drips and remains of drip at
1st floor plus 2-light C19 casement; C20 flat roof extension ground floor.
Interior: three-room plan with many early features of interest including very
large open fire by door in north-east room, plain bressummer and chamfered
cheeks with pyramid stops; opposite this is some heavy post timber framing;
adjoining is fine panelled room with Jacobean carved overmantel. Kitchen
includes rough stone fireplace, broad 2-plank door with wood catches. Straight
stair with raking balustrade, turned balusters, mop-stick handrail. Another
large fireplace with unusually large flat lintol and moulded mantelshelf at
first floor, also moulded plaster beam; and another room with decorative ceiling
plaster and beam, and some oak panelling. An important survival, somewhat
modified over the centuries. The building lies immediately above the Chepstow/
Gloucester railway line in a deep cutting at this point.

Listing NGR: SO6706504525

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