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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: 1291119



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


District: Isle of Wight

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Shorwell

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: 393195

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SZ48SE KINGSTON 1354-0/9/311 Kingston Manor 21/07/51 II*

Manor house. Early C17 building on site of C13 building with late C17 alterations and C19 service wing. Built of Isle of Wight stone rubble with tiled roof to north front and slate roof to south front and east wing. 2 storeys. Gable ends with kneelers and finials. North front has 3 windows, double stone mullioned windows with hood moulding. The principal feature is a massive projecting stone chimneybreast with half-gable with kneelers to either side with c.1675 brick top of 5 arches with keystones and impost blocks and 5 restored octagonal stacks above. Left side C18 projecting porch with hood moulding and 4 centred arch with double door. South front was originally the entrance front. 5 windows. Late C17 cross windows with leaded lights. 2 storey C17 projecting porch with gable having stone coping, kneelers and finial. Gable has cross window with hood moulding above and shield. Ground floor has obtusely arched doorcase with dripmould. Right hand side has C19 4 centred arched door. East wing is C19 service wing. 5:7 cambered casements with brick dressings. Great Hall has stone fireplace with 4 centred arch. Library has elaborate carved overmantel of c.1685 with central panel of Meux coat of arms and carvings of warlike accoutrements including surrounds, spears and drums similar to the overmantel at Merston Manor (see Arreton Parish). This is one of the original Domesday Manors of the Isle of Wight forfeited by Roger de Breteuil to the king after his rebellion in 1085 and later held by the de Kingstons and Meuxs. (V.C.H. Hampshire and the Isle of Wight: 247; C W R Winter: The Manor Houses of the Isle of Wight: 87).

Listing NGR: SZ4781881305

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Doubleday, AH, The Victoria History of the County of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, (1912), 249
Winter, CWR , The Manor Houses of the Isle of Wight87

National Grid Reference: SZ 47818 81305


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