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Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Castle Combe
National Grid Reference:
ST 83988 77220


CASTLE COMBE MANOR HOUSE ST 87 NW 2/106 The Manor House Hotel 20.12.60 (formerly listed as The Manor Hotel)


Manor house, C17 origins, heavily rebuilt c1830-50 for G.P. Scrope and altered after 1871 for E.C. Lowndes. Later C20 additions for hotel. Rubble stone with ashlar dressings, some ashlar work of c1830-50 and stone tiled roofs with tall ashlar stacks. Main east front: Two-and-a-half storeys with twin gabled centre and projecting gabled left wing of C17 origins, ashlar north end and conservatory to north-east c1830-50. Later C19 shingled bell turret. All openings C19, centre section with sashes and hoodmoulds to attic left, first floor left paired window and two first floor right windows with Scrope arms between. Ground floor large paired sashes, centre Tudor arched doorway with shields over and large mullion and transom bay to right with earlier C19 pierced parapet. Gabled wing to left has large 2-storey canted bay with carved shields, c1873, and 3-light attic window. Extension at north end has big octagonal turret, then 2 Tudor arched ground floor bays, former orangery, with panelling over matching 3-arched stone conservatory with pierced balustrade and animal finials to piers running east. Over 2 ground floor bays, 2 window section, canted, with mullion and transom first floor windows and attic dormer gables. South end gable has possibly C17 attic window and earlier C19 gable to left. Main south front is 2 storey range, added c1830-50, gabled to east and west with octagonal corner buttresses and big 2-storey ashlar south side canted bay. Traces of C17 work in original range set back to left. Large C20 dining hall beyond. Service court, obscured and roofed in C20, apparently earlier C19. Interior: Hall fireplace, bolection moulded with Scrope arms over, c1700, the only original feature. Fine panelling to hall dated 1664 fromEastbn Piercy House, Wilts brought in by G.P. scrope. Former dining room to north has ornate c1830-50 plaster frieze with small Parian ware heads incorporated. A manor of the Scrope family c1400-1866. (E. Cruse: Castle Combe, 1965).

Listing NGR: ST8398877220


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Cruse, E , Castle Combe, (1965)


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: 16 Aug 2000
Reference: IOE01/02754/18
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Peter Clark. Source Historic England Archive
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