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Latitude: 51.8004 / 51°48'1"N
Longitude: -1.5856 / 1°35'8"W
OS Eastings: 428673
OS Northings: 211382
OS Grid: SP286113
Mapcode National: GBR 5T4.1XZ
Mapcode Global: VHC00.G0MN
Entry Name: Asthall Manor House
Listing Date: 12 September 1955
Last Amended: 21 August 1989
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1367680
English Heritage Legacy ID: 253558
Location: Asthall, West Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX18
District: West Oxfordshire
Civil Parish: Asthall
Traditional County: Oxfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire
Church of England Parish: Asthall with Swinbrook and Widford
Church of England Diocese: Oxford
17/2 Ashtall Manor house
12/09/55 (Formerly listed as Asthall
Manor with building in garden)
Manor house. Probably early C17, with alterations c.1916, by C. Bateman. Stone
coursed rubble; complex stone slate roof; various stone stacks. 2 storeys and
attic; 5-window main range, towards churchyard, with projecting end bays. Stone
porch to centre, dated 1916 to gable of roof, having plank door. 4-light stone
mullion and transom windows with hoodmoulds to left of centre and to right of
centre. 2-storey angled bays to end bays with stone mullion and transom windows
and battlemented parapets. 4-light stone mullion and transom windows with
hoodmoulds to first floor left of centre, and to right of centre. 3-light stone
mullion window to centre with hoodmould. Cross-gables to end bays and to left
and right of centre, having 3-light stone mullion windows with floating
cornices. Hipped full dormer to centre. Wing to left: early C20, possibly
incorporating earlier structure. Stone coursed rubble; complex stone slate
roofs. Single-storey, 4-bay range ('building in garden') linking to 3-bay
entrance lodge range of 2 storey and attic. Irregular fenestration of windows.
and doors. Interior not inspected but likely to be of interest. History: built
for Sir William Jones circa 1620. Bought by Lord Redesdale 1919. Home of the
Mitford family 1919-1926. Nancy Mitford's childhood at Asthall was her
inspiration for "Love in a Cold Climate" and "Pursuit of Love".
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: 1979, pp425-6; Country Life: Vol XCVII,
p1124; "The Mitford Family Album" Sophia Murphy, 1985)
Listing NGR: SP2867311382
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