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THE MANOR HOUSE

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.

Name: THE MANOR HOUSE

List entry Number: 1252488

Location

THE MANOR HOUSE, CHURCH STREET

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

County:

District: Wiltshire

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Steeple Ashton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 11-Sep-1968

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

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 435416

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

STEEPLE ASHTON CHURCH STREET ST 95 NW (off north side) 7/220 The Manor House 11.9.68 GV II*

Manor house. Dated 1647, for Bennett family. Limestone ashlar front, Flemish bond brick returns, stone slate roof with triple gabled front, ashlar stacks with moulded cappings. Two-storey and attic, 3-window. Central gabled stone porch with bolection-moulded doorway, ledged and studded door, open pediment over, ball finial to coped verge. Single-light moulded casement and 3-light moulded mullioned casement with dripstone either side. First floor has three 3-light mullioned casements with dripstones. Three attic gables each with 2-light mullioned casement with dripstone, saddleback coped verge with moulded finial, sundial to centre. Right return has 2-light mullioned casements with dripstones and bull's eyes, to right is large early C20 two-storey canted bay with cross windows. Rear wing has gabled stone porch with 2-light mullioned casement to first and 3-light to attic gable, first floor raised early C20. Left return has early C20 bow-fronted porch, C20 mullioned casement to left, 2-light mullioned casements and bull's eyes to first and attic floors. Rear range has C20 mullioned casements, early C20 single-storey extension to right. Central courtyard filled in c1900, mullioned window lighting stairs recently uncovered (February 1987). Interior retains good framed newel stairs with closed string, turned balusters, moulded handrail and square newels, 6-panelled doors in moulded architraves. Room to, right of entrance has reset wainscot panelling, large bolection moulded fireplace. Ovolo- moulded beams in the hall. Bennett family acquired the manor in 1624, built this house in 1647, sold the estate to Richard Long of Rood Ashton (q.v.) in 1799. (VCH, Wiltshire, Vol 8, 1965)

Listing NGR: ST9070357168

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pugh, RB, Crittall, E, The Victoria History of the County of Wiltshire, (1965)

National Grid Reference: ST 90700 57170

Map

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