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Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Upton Scudamore
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ST 86558 47759


UPTON SCUDAMORE UPTON SCUDAMORE VILLAGE ST 84 NE (south side) 8/213 Parks Court (formerly listed as Manor Farmhouse) 24.7.69 GV II* Manor house. C15, altered early C17 by Seaman family, restored 1985-86. Rubble stone, concrete tiled roof, diagonally-set brick stacks. Two-bay open hall house with cross wings. Two-storey, 4-window front. Tudor-arched doorway with strapwork-panelled door to left of hall, to right is one C15 two-light window with cusped lights and blind Perpendicular panels to top with square hoodmould and C17 cross window, C17 first floor gabled 3-light mullioned casement with blocked vent over C15 window, now lighting C20 gallery. Cross wing to left has two cross windows with single hoodmould to ground and first floor, 2-light mullioned casement to attic, coped verge. Service cross wing to right has single cross window to ground and first floors, right return partly rebuilt in C18 brick, 3-light and 2-light casements to ground floor and first floors, rear gable retains timber-framing to gable, blocked doorway to ground floor. Left return of parlour cross wing has external stack, single recessed chamfered light to first floor. Projecting rear wing has blocked doorway and 3-light ovolo-mullioned casement with hoodmould over, blocked mullioned window to attic, rear of this wing has blocked window to ground floor, 3-light ovolo- mullioned casement to first floor and attic, removed stack, simlar windows on side facing rear courtyard. Rear of hall has C20 single-storey lobby to left with Tudor-arched doorway within and reset 2-light mullioned casement, 3-light mullioned casement to right. Interior: 1985 restoration included removal of C17 inserted floor over hall, insertion of gallery over through passage at west end, C17 stack moved from central position in hall to east end. Two- bay deep arch-braced collar truss roof with chamfered soffits and curved windbracing, crown post to upper part of roof, partly visible below barrel-vaulted plaster ceiling. Tudor-arched stone fireplace reset at east end of hall. Good door with 8 wainscot panels opposite front door at west end leads to stair hall in parlour wing; dogleg stairs with closed string and turned balusters, wide moulded handrail with square newels with ball pendants, probably mid C17, rising to attic. Timber-framed partition between hall and parlour, ovolo-moulded doorcases and studded strapwork-panelled doors, parlour has C17 wainscot panelling and deep chamfered cross beams, C20 fireplace. Rear sitting room has ovolo-moulded doorway, blocked fireplace. Kitchen in east wing has deep chamfered beam with bar stops, open fireplace with lintel on stone jambs, two planked doors to left, one to winding stairs. First floor of east wing has timber-framed partition and planked doors. First floor of parlour range has two bolection-moulded fireplaces, doors with 2 fielded panels in ovolo- moulded cases, reset C17 wainscot panelling with strapwork frieze. The Park family leased house from the Hungerfords during C15, Seaman family made C17 alterations and rebuilt the wings. (VCH, Wiltshire, Vol 8, 1965)

Listing NGR: ST8655847759


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Books and journals
Pugh, RB, Crittall, E, The Victoria History of the County of Wiltshire, (1965)


This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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