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Manor House

A Grade I Listed Building in Upper Slaughter, Gloucestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9059 / 51°54'21"N

Longitude: -1.7739 / 1°46'26"W

OS Eastings: 415650

OS Northings: 223060

OS Grid: SP156230

Mapcode National: GBR 4Q6.GBB

Mapcode Global: VHB1W.6CK9

Entry Name: Manor House

Listing Date: 16 July 1986

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1237768

English Heritage Legacy ID: 415060

Location: Upper Slaughter, Cotswold, Gloucestershire, GL54

County: Gloucestershire

District: Cotswold

Civil Parish: Upper Slaughter

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Upper Slaughter St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text

UPPER SLAUGHTER
SP 1523
9/178 Manor House
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GV I

Cotswold Manor House. Early C17, possibly incorporating earlier fabric; larger
matching extension of 1913. Coursed and dressed rubble; Cotswold stone roofs with
4 principal groups of diagonally set chimneys. L-plan. 2½ and 3½ storeys due
to fall of land. Parapet and coped gables with finials, gargoyle-like chutes to
hoppers of lead rain-water pipes. Overall 4 x 3 gabled bays to SW and SE, SW front
with subsidary gables giving a,b,a,b,a,a, rythm caused by the small gable over
the porch being repeated to the 1913 extension to left. Strings over each floor
raised over windows. Mullioned and transomed windows (mullions only in attic
windows) of 2,3 and 4 lights; former hall window 4-lights with further outer blocked
lights. 2 storey ashlar porch 3 bays in from right; arched doorway with keystone
to imposts, flanking Doric pilasters supporting Ionic pilasters to upper room,
lugged architrave to window of latter opened into frieze; armorial cartouche over
doorway; sunburst mofit in panel of parapet; Tudor ashlar window with panelled
spandrels; the whole porch is awash with fretwork decoration. Principal features
of NE front are the massive chimney breasts which divide over round arches of 2
orders to basement; the left hand chimney has a corbelled latrine (?) The most
impressive feature of the interior is the vaulted room in the basement which looks
almost early C15 with its flat ribs and stumpy attached colonettes against the
walls, very retardataire and hard to understand its purpose: in is entered at each
end to the side via pointed doorways, one into kitchen; the basement is approached
by a stone staircase with reset Jacobean balusters from the upper end of the hall;
latter has a good contemporary fireplace, not too complex. Country Life 4.x.1913:
H M C Report by Rd Gem 1973.

Listing NGR: SP1565023060

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