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Cherwell (District Authority)
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SP 56122 25540


BUCKNELL BAINTON ROAD SP52NE (South side) 4/17 Manor House 26/11/51 GV II

Manor house, now 2 linked dwellings. Early C17, possibly partly earlier, altered and partly rebuilt probably c.17OO for Lenthall Trotman, extended c.1830 for the Tyrwhitt-Drake family, altered late C19 and late C20. Partly-coursed limestone rubble with ashlar dressings; Stonesfield-slate, Welsh-slate, plain-tile and artificial stone-slate roofs with stone and brick stacks. H plan, enlarged to courtyard plan with subsidiary wings, 2 storeys plus attic and 3 storeys. Symmetrical 5-window coursed-rubble front of central range, probably rebuilt c.1700 to replace the hall range, has late-C19 stone-mullioned windows with transoms, all of 2 lights except the single-light window over the C19 stone porch; the front door within retains a stone architrave. Roof has three C19 roof dormers. Both crosswings project slightly below gables with scalloped bargeboards which may be C17. Right wing has a plinth and has moulded strings to both floors, which step back slightly, and returns to a long wing which has a 2-storey 5-sided bay window; all windows have C19 stone mullions and transoms except for a C19 ovolo-moulded 2-light stone-mullioned window in the rear gable. A lateral stack retains a C17 diagonal brick shaft. Lower left crosswing has similar renewed windows in its front gable wall, and has massive rubble stacks rising from the left side; it extends further to rear and has a steep hip at the far end of the roof. A 3-storey squared-rubble range of c.1830 linking the 2 ranges, has a symmetrical 3-window garden front with 12-pane first-floor sashes, shorter sashes above, and inserted mullioned windows at ground floor; shallow-pitched Welsh-slate roof has projecting boxed eaves. Low stone-slated service ranges farm a further courtyard to left of the house, and link to a taller range of 1865 with large mullioned-and-transomed windows, which may have contained a billiard room or schoolroom. A single-storey late-C20 range extends forwards from the left side of the house. Interior: main (north) and west ranges contain much C17 panelling and 3 fireplaces: the hall fireplace has a triple-arched overnantel; the other fireplaces and some of the decorative panelling may be re-used work from Jacobean beds. Attic of west range contains two moulded C17 doorways. A fine early-C17 plaster ceiling in the west range has elaborate strapwork and roundels depicting the heads of historical figures; the room also has mid-C18 fielded panelling with an arched pilastered entrance, and has a Rococo fireplace from another room. 4 more bedrooms have plainer pine panelling and C18 fireplaces, some panelling re-used from elsewhere. An early-C18 egg-and-dart fireplaces with an elaborate frieze and cornice, now in the east range is also re-located. Early-C18 closed-string stair, rising to attics, has ramped moulded handrails and turned balusters. Early-C19 south range, now part of a separate dwelling, has a fine drawing-room fireplace with fluted Ionic columns. Butt-purlin routs to east, north and west ranges are all probably of c.1700. (VCH: Oxfordshire: Vol VI, pp71-2; Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, p50l)

Listing NGR: SP5612225540


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Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Sherwood, J , The Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, (1974), 501
Salzman, L F, The Victoria History of the County of Oxford, (1959), 71-2


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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Date: 30 Jul 2003
Reference: IOE01/10766/05
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