The Manor House
- 28 Sep 2000
- The Manor House, Worton Road, Potterne, Kennet, Wiltshire
- Photograph (Digital)
This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
ST 9958 POTTERNE WORTON ROAD
14/177 The Manor House
Country House, now County Fire Bridgade HQ, later C18 extended 1888-9 in similar style, ashlar with hipped slate roofs and ashlar stacks. Two storeys, L-plan extended to roughly square. Main south front of 1:3:1:3:1 windows, the centre and angle bays set back flanking projecting sections with full-height canted 3-window bays. Windows in moulded architraves, 12-pane sashes to first floor, C19 plate glass sashes below. Centre has glazed door with overlight set in shallow screen of 2 Roman Doric columns in antis.
Across whole front, raised plinth, panelled band, modillion cornice and parapet. Broad 3-window east entrance front has similar detail to outer bays but projecting centre added 1889, with dentil cornice, paired first floor sashes over broad panel with roundel monogram of J.R.G. Gwatkin and glazed door with overlight and sidelights set behind screen of 2 columns on high base. West front, partly screened by brick additions is in similar style to main front but may be mostly of 1888-9, 4-window range, with tripartite sashes to each floor in one bay, 12-pane sashes to rest of first floor and C19 three-light mullion window and door in C19 tiled porch to ground floor. North end wall, to road, is blank with main mouldings carried across and large carved Gwatkin arms to first floor, dated 1889. Recessed rear of main range is 3-storey, apparently late C19. Interior not inspected.
Manor of Potterne was held by the Bishops of Salisbury until 1836, a Manor House is mentioned in a lease of 1770. In 1836 sold to Major H. S. Olivier and in 1878 to J. Gwatkin.
Listing NGR: ST9892658274
© Gill Cardy. Source: Historic England Archive
This photograph was taken for the Images of England project
Photographer: Cardy, Gill
Rights Holder: Cardy, Gill
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