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Hillborough Manor House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Temple Grafton, Warwickshire

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Latitude: 52.1668 / 52°10'0"N

Longitude: -1.8169 / 1°49'0"W

OS Eastings: 412619

OS Northings: 252078

OS Grid: SP126520

Mapcode National: GBR 4M1.3GY

Mapcode Global: VHB0H.GSBS

Entry Name: Hillborough Manor House

Listing Date: 6 February 1952

Last Amended: 19 June 2000

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1382782

English Heritage Legacy ID: 483168

Location: Temple Grafton, Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, B50

County: Warwickshire

District: Stratford-on-Avon

Civil Parish: Temple Grafton

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Warwickshire

Church of England Parish: Temple Grafton

Church of England Diocese: Coventry

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Listing Text


1931-1/3/103 Hillborough Manor House
(Formerly Listed as:
Hillborough Manor)


Mansion. c1600 including some early C16 work, with C18
extension to north and C20 restoration. Dressed blue lias
stone; narrow coursed rubble to rear with sections of
timber-framing with plaster infill and painted brick; renewed
tile roof with stone lateral stacks with brick shafts, and
brick ridge stacks. L-plan.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys plus attic and 2-storey rear wing. West
elevation: 4-window range with 3-storey cross wing to left
end; French window to left of lateral stack and 2 windows of 2
wooden-chamfered mullioned lights; first floor has 2-light
windows to left of stack, 8/8 horned sash and 2-light window
to right.
Left wing has 4-light wooden-chamfered mullioned window to
each floor; re-entrant stack has diagonal brick shafts and
lateral stack has star-plan brick shafts.
Left return has gable end with basement openings with
chamfered wooden frames and single and 3-light windows to
ground and first floors, and 4-light window to attic; wing to
left has section of close-studded timber-framing to first
floor right half over narrow rubble courses, extension to left
has alternate wide courses of rubble; entrance with plank door
and 5-light window to ground floor, 3- and 5-light windows to
first floor; extension to left has 2 large and one small
windows to ground floor with brick segmental heads over
3-light small-paned casements, 2 first-floor windows with C20
small-paned casements.
Right return has ashlar 3-light double-chamfered mullioned
window to attic.
Rear has re-entrant gabled stair wing which has
wooden-chamfered mullioned single-light and 3-light window;
similar 6-light transomed window to left and Tudor-headed
entrance with blank shield above to left end.
Wing has brick section to first floor corresponding to
timber-framed section; 2 entrances, one with C20 stable door
and one to right end with plank door; windows have small-paned
casements, first floor has C20 oriel and one old casement,
with iron opening casement. Gabled roofs.
INTERIOR: richly moulded c1600 ceiling beams to room in wing,
other rooms have heavy chamfered beams; plank doors with strap
hinges; north-west room has re-set C17 panelling;
timber-framed partition walls, one with ogee-headed former
hatch; heavy C16 stair to turret; fireplaces with bressumers.
A good example of a C16 manor house forming group with
dovecote (qv) and converted farm buildings. Tradition,
probably based on mistake in church register, asserts that a
woman known as `Shakespeare's other Anne' was buried here in
the extinct churchyard (whereabouts unknown).
(Victoria County Histories: Styles P: Victoria History of the
County of Warwickshire: 1945-: 94-100; Buildings of England:
Pevsner N: Warwickshire: Harmondsworth: 1966-: 432-3).

Listing NGR: SP1261952078

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