Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1026084

Date first listed: 08-Apr-1986

Statutory Address: MANOR PLACE


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Statutory Address: MANOR PLACE

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

County: West Sussex

District: Chichester (District Authority)

Parish: West Dean

National Park: SOUTH DOWNS

National Grid Reference: SU 82654 14800


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WEST DEAN CHILGROVE SU 81 SW 7/5000 Manor Place (shown as The Old Coach House on OS Maps) - - II

Complex of former stables, hayloft, groom's house,bothy and kitchen garden wall, now 2 houses. Built in 1867 (datestone over ground floor window) by Henry Woodyer for Sir Robert Luring, the main house, the Manor house, having been demolished after the last war. Restored mid C20. L-shaped complex with large square of walling attached. The former stables with hayloft and groom's house are mainly of flint with brick dressings on plinth and tiled roof but part of the L-wing is weatherboarded on the east elevation. 1 storey and attics with irregular fenestration. Groom's quarters comprised right hand 2 bays with stabling to left and hayloft above. Roof has 1 square channelled brick chimneystack to right hand side and off central square cupola with pyramidal shingled roof with weathervane, bell, and clock with mechanism in working order. There are 4 small penticed dormers to the roof and a right side larger gabled dormer with mullioned and transomed wooden window and left side loading door to hayloft with cambered wooden double doors with quartrefoil motifs. Ground floor has 5 windows; 3 triple mullioned windows with cambered brick heads to left and a 4 light mullioned window and a 3 light window with pointed arched head and pointed arched doorcase with plank door and iron hinges to right hand side. Off central cambered brick arch which lays behind a double wooden doorcase with 6 fielded panels and semi-circular head, brought from the Manor House when it was demolished. 3 circular brick ventilation holes above plinth. South east gable has 3 light window above and round-headed window below. North east elevation has 4 small penticed dormers, 1 larger gabled dormer to left hand side and 8 windows, mainly of 2 or 3 light but including a semi-circular window and wooden French window. 5 circular brick ventilation holes. Interior contains original elaborate loose boxes with vertical plank panelling, iron work and moulded wooded balusters above. Former bothy attached to north is also of flint with red brick dressings and slate roof and forms a lean to against the kitchen garden wall. 1 storey. 6 casement windows and arched doorcase having wooden plank door with chamfered ledges and braces and iron hinges and flat wooden weatherboard on iron brackets. The attached kitchen garden wall is flint faced on the outside but on the inside comprises a unique system of alternate bands of plain brick with moulded brick with a curve accommodating 3 pierced holes for training espalier peach and nectarine bushes. The wall forms a square approximately 100 metres square varying in height from 6 to 18 feet, part of the south eastern section having collapsed at the time of the survey.

Listing NGR: SU8265414800


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Legacy System number: 301532

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