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Manor Farmhouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Witney, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.7842 / 51°47'3"N

Longitude: -1.4766 / 1°28'35"W

OS Eastings: 436200

OS Northings: 209632

OS Grid: SP362096

Mapcode National: GBR 6VS.5GT

Mapcode Global: VHC02.CF72

Plus Code: 9C3WQGMF+M9

Entry Name: Manor Farmhouse

Listing Date: 3 March 1988

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1367920

English Heritage Legacy ID: 252634

Location: Witney, West Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX28

County: Oxfordshire

District: West Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Witney

Built-Up Area: Witney

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Cogges

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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8/80 Manor Farmhouse

Manor house, later farmhouse and now part of Cogges Manor Farm Museum. Mid C13
for the de Grey family; remodelled mid/late C16 for the Pope family; refronted
and remodelled c.168O for the Blake family. Coursed and uncoursed limestone
rubble; late C17 stucco front with ashlar quoins and dressings; gabled stone
slate roof; stone stacks. C13 hall house (to rear) remodelled as L-plan with
rear left wing. 2 storeys. Tall symmetrical 5-window range.Hood moulds over
3-light (to left) and 2-light ovolo-moulded stone-mullioned windows; central
lateral stack and gable-end stacks with moulded ashlar flues. Rear: late C17
stair-turret and one- and 2-light chamfered stone-mullioned windows, and mid C19
Gothic porch. Similar mullioned window to gable ends. Two ranges to rear of
similar materials: Former C13 hall: large C16 external lateral stack with ashlar
flues, late C16 ovolo-moulded timber lintel over ovolo-moulded light, a late C17
cross window and hood mould over late C16 light with rebated architrave; left
side wall has late C16 four-light and part-blocked 3-light oval-molded window
and one stair-light, mid C13 two-light plate-tracery window with blocked trefoil
to tympanum, and a similar window with cusped heads and moulded quatrefoil to
tympanum. Former C13 service range to rear: C16 gable end stack with moulded
ashlar flues; right side wall has Cl6 chamfered light above lean-to, a 2-light
wood-mullioned window and ancient plank door set in C13 pointed archway; left
side wall has mid C19 plank door and trellised porch to through-passage, a
single late C17 leaded-light, 4-light chamfered wood-mullioned window with
leaded-lights, and a restored similar 3-light window. Interior of front range:
late C17 balection-panelled doors and attic-floor ribbed doors.
Bolection-panelled room to right; room to left has similar dado, spit-racks over
fireplace with pulvinated frieze and segmental-pedimented doorway to rear.
Quarter-turn stairs with turned balusters set on closed string. First-floor
rooms have late C17 moulded cornice, and from right to left: bolection-panelled
overmantle over C16 stone fireplace with sunk spandrels; classical egg-and-dart
and other painting to cornice and traces of painted imitation-panelling walls
bolection-moulded overmantle over fireplace; C16 ovolo-moulded doorframe, to
rear wing. 3-bay collar-truss roof with butt purlins, Interior of rear wing:
stop-chamfered beams and late C17 bolection-panelled doors; open fireplace with
chamfered bressumer flanked by copper and bread oven; through-passage flanked by
C16 plank-and-stud partitions; similar partition, and ill pay-desk left of C13
door with pay-window opening to passage; centre of first floor has C17 closet
with shelving adjoining stack; winder stairs; mid/late 16 collar-truss roofs
with butt purlins and arch bracing. The C13 house originally consisted of a hall
separated by a through-passage from a service range and with a solar wing
absorbed into the late C17 house. An important house which retains many original
Scheduled as an Ancient Monument.
(Buildings of England: 0xfordshire, p.551; J.M. Steane (Ed.), Cadges: a guide to
the museum and village, 1984).

Listing NGR: SP3620609632

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