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Ewelme Manor

A Grade II* Listed Building in Ewelme, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.6182 / 51°37'5"N

Longitude: -1.0715 / 1°4'17"W

OS Eastings: 464383

OS Northings: 191449

OS Grid: SU643914

Mapcode National: GBR B27.KX1

Mapcode Global: VHCYJ.CLXB

Plus Code: 9C3WJW9H+7C

Entry Name: Ewelme Manor

Listing Date: 18 July 1963

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1194482

English Heritage Legacy ID: 247813

Location: Ewelme, South Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX10

County: Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Ewelme

Built-Up Area: Benson

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Ewelme

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

Tagged with: Manor house

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HIGH STREET (South side)
Ewelme Manor


Part of Ewelme Palace, now house. c.1450 with late C18 fenestration and wing to rear left. Red brick; old plain-tile roof; brick lateral stacks to rear.

Two storeys, three-window range. Six-panel door with fan-light to C19 red brick porch to centre. Sixteen-pane sashes to all openings. Right return: two storeys and attic, angled buttresses to corners. twenty-pane sashes to ground and first floor, four-pane sash to attic gable.

Interior: Arch-braced collar-truss roof with sharply curved wind-braces. Last surviving fragment of Chaucer's ancestral home. Enlarged after the marriage of Alice Chaucer to William de la Pole (Earl of Suffolk) in 1430. Described by Leland in 1542, "The base court of it is fair and is builded with brick and timber. The inner part of the house is set within a fair moat and is builded richly of brick and stone. The hall of it is fair and hath great bars of iron over thwart it instead of gross-beads." What is now the Manor was part of a self-contained range for the accommodation of guests or retainers. Shown in an engraving by Samuel and Nathaniel Buck of 1729. Truncated and remodelled in 1787.

Listing NGR: SU6438391449

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