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List Entry Summary

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


List entry Number: 1023170



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.


District: Wiltshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Purton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 17-Jan-1958

Date of most recent amendment: 17-Apr-1986

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 317947

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8/299 Manor House (formerly listed as Manor House 17.1.58 together with Tithe Barn and Pigeon House)


Manor House, late C16 and 1682. Altered c.1900. Limestone rubble with ashlar quoins and dressings. Stone slate roofs. Two storeys and attics. Five-bays. Central cross passage to lateral hall on right, stair at upper end, rear. Wings developed on bays 1 and 5 to rear. Central 2 storey porch with round torus moulded arch. Inner door C19. Heavy string course and eaves corbel table. Flat roof and low parapet. Four-light ovolo moulded windows to main block under continuous string course to ground floor, label mouldings to upper floors. Central and end bays raised as gables with coped apex and 3-light mullioned windows. Large external stacks at ends with 4 brick diagonal shafts to left end, 3 to right and 4 other brick stacks, all lowered c.1900. Stair protrudes as tower to rear and C19-C20 extensions. End gable porch on right with date 1682 and Sun Insurance mark, No 425563. Interior: altered c.1900 and recently modernised. The property originally belonged to Malmesbury Abbey until the Dissolution, then passed through Bennet and Jay families until rebuilt by Lord Chandos in late C16. An imposing building in a picturesque setting. (Elyard S.J. Some Old Wiltshire Homes, 1894).

Listing NGR: SU0963187195

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Elyard, SJ , Some Old Wiltshire Homes, (1894)

National Grid Reference: SU 09631 87195


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