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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: 1198429



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

County: Oxfordshire

District: Vale of White Horse

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Fyfield and Tubney

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 06-Aug-1952

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 249557

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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 30/08/2012

SU4298 12/59 06/08/52


(Formerly listed as Fyfield Manor)


Manor house, now dwelling and office. c.1325, for Sir John Golafre: hall to right heightened and rebuilt in late C16, and C16 and C17 extensions, for the White family: restored in 1868 by J.H. Parker. Limestone rubble with ashlar dressings. Porch and adjoining wing of solar over service survive of early C14 Decorated-style house. Timber-framed solar wing, set on high limestone plinth, has main framing of heavy scantling with heavy cusped angle braces: first floor of porch to right is roughcast over timber frame. Gabled stone slate roofs; stone and brick stacks. 2-storey porch has 2-light Decorated window with heraldic shields in spandrels: pointed moulded doorways, ballflower ornament to inner doorway framing ancient studded doors with grill and iron fittings. Early C14 two-storey and -attic, gabled front of solar wing to left has C17 ovolo-moulded mullioned and transomed windows and early C14 two-light trefoil-headed attic window. Late C16 range behind and to right of porch of 2 storeys and attic; symmetrical 3-window range: 3-light stone-mullioned cavetto-moulded windows have restored C18 casements and are set under 3 gables, with stack on fourth gable to left; gable end ashlar stacks; similar stone-mullioned windows to rear. Two-storey range to left of C14 wing has C17 three-light wood-mullioned window (reset after 1868): late C17 three-unit lobby-entry house, with 2- and 3-light leaded casements, 2-unit dwelling and C19 stable extend forward from left. Interior: screens have 3 early C14 pointed moulded service doorways. C14 wing has heavy transverse beams and C17 door with lock in service area: first-floor solar has moulded oak doorways to left and to porch, C16 moulded stone fireplace in left wall, and 3-bay roof of massive scantling, partially restored by Parker: moulded wall plates, and cusp-chamfering to cusped braces tenoned into cambered tie beams of collar trusses with side struts, windbraces and butt purlins. Late C16 range has chamfered and stopped beams, timber-framed partitions to first floor and attic, restored stone moulded fireplaces, 2 blacked round-headed doorways, and 4-bay collar-truss roof with clasped purlins and windbraces. Old range to left of C14 wing has C17 door and chamfered beams. First-floor room has early C18 panelling, C16 stone-moulded fireplace and cusp-chamfering to doorway and posts, braces and tie beams of 3-bay roof (not inspected). Interiors of C17 ranges to left not inspected. (Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, pp.145-6; V.C.H.: Berkshire, Vol.IV, p.345; Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Archaeological Journal, Vol.23 (1917), Figs. 1 and 2; National Monuments Record).

Listing NGR: SU4230798943

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Ditchfield, P H, Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Berkshire, (1924), 345
Pevsner, N, Sherwood, J , The Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, (1974), 145-6
'Berkshire Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Archaeological Journal' in Berkshire Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Archaeological Journal, , Vol. 23, (1917)

National Grid Reference: SU 42307 98943


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