The Manor House

30 Aug 1999
The Manor House, Church Street, Steeple Ashton, West Wiltshire, Wiltshire, BA14 6EW
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

STEEPLE ASHTON CHURCH STREET ST 95 NW (off north side) 7/220 The Manor House 11.9.68 GV II*

Manor house. Dated 1647, for Bennett family. Limestone ashlar front, Flemish bond brick returns, stone slate roof with triple gabled front, ashlar stacks with moulded cappings. Two-storey and attic, 3-window. Central gabled stone porch with bolection-moulded doorway, ledged and studded door, open pediment over, ball finial to coped verge. Single-light moulded casement and 3-light moulded mullioned casement with dripstone either side. First floor has three 3-light mullioned casements with dripstones. Three attic gables each with 2-light mullioned casement with dripstone, saddleback coped verge with moulded finial, sundial to centre.

Right return has 2-light mullioned casements with dripstones and bull's eyes, to right is large early C20 two-storey canted bay with cross windows. Rear wing has gabled stone porch with 2-light mullioned casement to first and 3-light to attic gable, first floor raised early C20. Left return has early C20 bow-fronted porch, C20 mullioned casement to left, 2-light mullioned casements and bull's eyes to first and attic floors. Rear range has C20 mullioned casements, early C20 single-storey extension to right.

Central courtyard filled in c1900, mullioned window lighting stairs recently uncovered (February 1987).

Interior retains good framed newel stairs with closed string, turned balusters, moulded handrail and square newels, 6-panelled doors in moulded architraves. Room to, right of entrance has reset wainscot panelling, large bolection moulded fireplace. Ovolo- moulded beams in the hall. Bennett family acquired the manor in 1624, built this house in 1647, sold the estate to Richard Long of Rood Ashton (q.v.) in 1799.

(VCH, Wiltshire, Vol 8, 1965)

Listing NGR: ST9070357168


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1643 IOE Records taken by Ron L Pybus; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Ron L Pybus. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Pybus, Ron L

Rights Holder: Pybus, Ron L


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