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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: 1209219



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


District: Isle of Wight

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Gatcombe

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 21-Jul-1951

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 392703

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SZ48SE GATCOMBE 1353-0/3/103 Sheat Manor 21/07/51


Manor house. Early C17 built by the Urry family. Built of greensand coursed stone rubble with ashlar quoins, hipped slate roof and end brick chimneystacks. Half H-shaped plan of 2 storeys and attics: 7 windows. South front has 2 storey centre and projecting end gables of 2 storeys and attics with stone coping and kneelers. 5 stone mullioned windows and 2 further blocked windows in sides of gables. Drip mouldidng to attic windows. Over ground and 1st floors there are bands stepped up over the windows to form dripmoulding. Deep stone plinth. Central projecting one storey porch with crenellated parapet containing a round-headed archway with keystone over and impost blocks. The inner doorway is obtusely pointed and has original door of 4 vertical planks. The North front has 6 original 2 or 3-light stone mullioned windows to 1st floor and 2 original stone mullioned windows to the ground floor. The other windows are casements. Central gabled porch with stone coping, keystone and round-headed arch. Original 4 plank door with studs behind. Right side elevation has C18 brick lean to. Left side elevation has C20 concrete garage not of special interest. 2 end external chimneystacks, the left one stone to base and brick above. Interior: hall has early C17 stone 4 centred arched fireplace with fine oak overmantel, having 3 fluted pilasters with human masks below, the central one full face, the end ones in profile and strapwork panels between. Frieze with heart motifs. Oak caryatids on each side of the fireplace. Obtusely pointed stone archway to left side of fireplace. Also exposed beams and remains of a door surround chamfered with lambs tongue stops. Partially stone flagged floor. Dining Room has 4 centred stone fireplace and oak panelling. Priest hole reputed built into this fireplace approached by winding stair from the room above. One of the original Domesday manors. In 1605 Sir William Oglander gave Thomas Urry 10 oak trees "towards building their new house at Gatcombe". (C W R Winter: The Manor Houses of the Isle of Wight: 137 - 145; B.O.E. Hampshire and the Isle of Wight: 746; VCH: 246).

Listing NGR: SZ4937284487

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Doubleday, AH, The Victoria History of the County of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, (1912), 246
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, (1967), 746
Winter, CWR , The Manor Houses of the Isle of Wight137-145

National Grid Reference: SZ 49372 84487


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