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Great Chalfield Manor

A Grade I Listed Building in Atworth, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.3676 / 51°22'3"N

Longitude: -2.2023 / 2°12'8"W

OS Eastings: 386011

OS Northings: 163195

OS Grid: ST860631

Mapcode National: GBR 1S7.813

Mapcode Global: VH96P.SW2F

Entry Name: Great Chalfield Manor

Listing Date: 13 November 1962

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1250902

English Heritage Legacy ID: 433405

Location: Atworth, Wiltshire, SN12

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Atworth

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Great Chalfield

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

ST 86 SE
(west side)
4/56 Great Chalfield Manor

Manor house. 1465-1480 for Thomas Tropnell, restored 1905-12 by
Sir Harold Brakspear for Robert Fuller. Rubble stone, stone slate
roof with coped verges and fine carved finials, ashlar stacks. H-
plan; 4-bay open hall with service and solar wings. Two-storey, 5-
window north front. Two-storey porch to right with Tudor-arched
moulded doorway, tierceron star vault and inner ribbed door,
diagonal buttress to left, Tudor-arched cross window over, griffin
finial. To right is 2-storey wing with 1906 4-light mullioned
casement to ground floor and canted oriel with arched lights and
Tropnell arms over to first floor, carved finial. Hall to centre
has two arched cross windows and large lateral stack to left,
buttresses with offsets. Solar wing to left has single arched
lights to ground floor and fine bow oriel over with arched lights,
blind traceried panels and carved cresting, knight finial, smaller
gabled wing to right matching porch has 2-light window lighting
hall to ground floor and arched cross window to first floor,
griffin finial. Left return of solar entirely rebuilt c.1905,
arched lights. Right return of right hand wing has lateral stack,
2-storey range to right, said to be priest's accommodation, has 4-
light mullioned casement and single arched lights to right. Long
C16 range projecting to front with earlier gabled gatehouse at
north end, Tudor-arched opposing gateways with arched doorways and
mullioned casements within, gabled louvre to roof, west side has
two original arched doorways and arched windows, rest are early C20
insertions, lateral stacks. Rear of hall has three arched windows
and buttresses, Tudor-arched screens passage door to left, small
gabled bay with arched 2-light windows to right and then rebuilt
rear gable of solar to right, wing projecting to left has 5-bay
loggia on wooden posts to ground floor, close-studding to first
floor with leaded casements, rebuilt 1910, gable end has Tudor-
arched mullioned casements, attached to south west is 1916 timber-
framed wing with leaded casements.
Interior: hall has 1900s screen and gallery, stone Tudor-arched
fireplace, 4-bay ceiling with moulded beams and damaged bosses,
three stone looking masks from wings into hall. Dining room in
west wing has late C14 wall painting discovered in 1906, panelling
renewed 1900s. Drawing room in solar wing has 2-bay restored rib-
vaulted ceiling, 1906 stairs in C16 style. First floor rooms- with
Tudor-arched doorways and fireplaces, C16 restored stone fireplace
in solar, 4-bay arch-braced collar truss solar roof with
windbracing dates from 1906, similar roof in west wing. Stone
newel stairs from upper rooms to roof over hall; 4-bay collar truss
roof with curved windbracing and no mouldings. Some wainscot
panelling and studding to first floor rooms. West wing converted
from stables to 1900s service wing, retains chamfered beams. A
carefully restored manor house with well-documented history; Thomas
Tropnell acquired the property in 1467 and rebuilt the house. A
Parliamentary garrison occupied the house 1644-46. G.P. Fuller of
Neston Park bought it in 1878, Robert Fuller, his son, restored the
house and gave it to the National Trust in 1943.
(R. Floyd, Great Chalfield Manor, National Trust, 1986; N. Pevsner,
The Buildings of England: Wiltshire, 1975).

Listing NGR: ST8601163195

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