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

Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SZ 36770 89105



SZ38NE THORLEY 1354-0/5/407 Thorley Manor 18/01/67 (Formerly Listed as: Thorley Manor Farmhouse)


Manor house. c.1712. Built of coursed stone rubble with ashlar dressings. Hipped old tiled roof, the 2 lowest courses stone slates with 4 tall brick chimneystacks. 2 parallel ranges. 2 storeys. 5 windows. Deep wooden modillion eaves cornice, stringcourse and plinth. Windors are now most unusual mid C19 cross casements with marginal glazing and keystones to ground floor windows. Front elevation has central doorcase with flat hood on brackets, four centred arched stone doorway with high stops the upper part replaced in concrete and C20 panelled door. This is flanked by small oval windows. Attached to right hand side is a mid C20 extension with similar windows which is a Gun Room. Rear elevation has 2 gabled dormers and ground floor 1 storey mid C20 extension with 2 similar casements. Interior has a fine early C18 well staircase with 2 turned balusters to each tread and scrolled tread ends with 1st floor landing opening up to the front of the house. Early C19 hexagonal paving. Dining Room has brought in C19 fireplace with tulip capitals. 1st floor has 2 early C18 panelled doors, a 2 panelled door with L hinges and a blocked mullioned window. This was one of the original Domesday Manors. Between 1523 and 1679 the manor belonged to the Urry family. In 1679 the manor was sold to Sir Robert Holmes, Governor of the Isle of Wight who settled this estate on his infant natural daughter Mary. On his death in 1692 the estate passed to a nephew Henry Holmes who was 1st required to marry his cousin Mary. (C W R Winter: The Manor Houses of the Isle of Wight: 153 - 157; N. Pevsner: B.O.E. Hampshire and the Isle of Wight: 772).

Listing NGR: SZ3677089105


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Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, (1967), 772
Winter, CWR, The Manor Houses of the Isle of Wight, (1985), 153


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: 11 Apr 2005
Reference: IOE01/11804/19
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