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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: 1182077



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

County: Oxfordshire

District: Vale of White Horse

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Charney Bassett

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 10-Nov-1952

Date of most recent amendment: 15-Jan-1986

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 250912

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CHARNEY BASSETT SU398E 6/83 Charney Manor 10/11/52 (Formerly listed as The Manor House) GV I

Manor House. Late C13 with C17 wing and later alterations and additions. Random limestone rubble; stone slate roof; stone stacks. First-floor solar and chapel built onto right side of front wall of solar over undercroft. Front wall of chapel has Y-tracery 2-light window and semi-circular arch over round-headed chamfered doorway adjoining slit window. Front left wall of solar block has Y-tracery 2-light window, 2 close-set lancets and corner buttress with gablet. Gabled roof; gable end stack to solar block. Left side wall has a one-light trefoil-headed window to chapel and, to the solar block, 2 close-set lancets and 3 buttresses. C17 central wing: front wall brought forward c.1858 has 4-window range of 2-light mullioned windows; hipped roof to central projecting bay with 4-light mullioned and transomed windows over studded door set in square-headed chamfered architrave flanked by one-light transomed windows; 2 dormers and ridge stack. Wing to right demolished and rebuilt c.1858 in similar style and materials; single-storey block and wing at right angles with one reset C13 slit window attached to front gable of right wing. Rear of C17 wing has similar 3-window range: Tudor-style doorway with 4-centred arch and moulded architrave to 6-panelled door; gabled porch with similar doorway; 2 hipped dormers. Interior: Undercroft has C13 fireplace with shouldered architrave and bread oven; doorways to right have. chamfered round-headed arch to rear and chamfered pointed arch to front; large plain beams and joists. Similar chamfered pointed arch to first-floor solar; late C16 fireplace and late C13 crown post roof with 4-way struts and square base and abacus to octagonal crown post. Solar originally extended further west: C17 rear wall blocks late C13 doorway with chamfered pointed arch in rear left corner. Rear wall has four late C17 two- and 3-light stone mullioned chamfered windows; one 2-light window has additional C20 light; C20 window below in similar style. Chamfered pointed arch over doorway from solar to east chapel. Trefoiled piscina and two-bay roof remodelled in mid C19 but otherwise retaining tie beam. Centre wing has C17 collar-truss roof with butt purlins. Reset late C13 quatrefoil window in west wall of right wall. An important surviving example of a late C13 solar and undercroft with attached chapel. The Manor House was owned by Abingdon Abbey. (T.H. Turner, Some Account of Domestic Architecture in England, 1851, pp.153-155; Buildings of England: Berkshire, pp.112-3; V.C.H.1 Berkshire, Vol.IV, p.466; M. Wood, Excavations at Charney Bassett Manor, Transactions of the Newbury and District Field Club, Vol.12 (1976, pp.42-7).

Listing NGR: SU3809794448

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Ditchfield, P H, Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Berkshire, (1924), 466
Hudson Turner, T, Some Account of Domestic Architecture in England from the Conquest to the end of the 13th Century, (1851), 153-155
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Berkshire, (1975), 112-113
'Transactions of the Newbury and District Field Club' in Transactions of the Newbury and District Field Club, , Vol. 12, (1976), 42-47

National Grid Reference: SU 38107 94442


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