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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: 1382782



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

County: Warwickshire

District: Stratford-on-Avon

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Temple Grafton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 06-Feb-1952

Date of most recent amendment: 19-Jun-2000

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 483168

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SP15SW HILLBOROUGH 1931-1/3/103 Hillborough Manor House 06/02/52 (Formerly Listed as: HILLBOROUGH Hillborough Manor)


Mansion. c1600 including some early C16 work, with C18 extension to north and C20 restoration. Dressed blue lias stone; narrow coursed rubble to rear with sections of timber-framing with plaster infill and painted brick; renewed tile roof with stone lateral stacks with brick shafts, and brick ridge stacks. L-plan. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys plus attic and 2-storey rear wing. West elevation: 4-window range with 3-storey cross wing to left end; French window to left of lateral stack and 2 windows of 2 wooden-chamfered mullioned lights; first floor has 2-light windows to left of stack, 8/8 horned sash and 2-light window to right. Left wing has 4-light wooden-chamfered mullioned window to each floor; re-entrant stack has diagonal brick shafts and lateral stack has star-plan brick shafts. Left return has gable end with basement openings with chamfered wooden frames and single and 3-light windows to ground and first floors, and 4-light window to attic; wing to left has section of close-studded timber-framing to first floor right half over narrow rubble courses, extension to left has alternate wide courses of rubble; entrance with plank door and 5-light window to ground floor, 3- and 5-light windows to first floor; extension to left has 2 large and one small windows to ground floor with brick segmental heads over 3-light small-paned casements, 2 first-floor windows with C20 small-paned casements. Right return has ashlar 3-light double-chamfered mullioned window to attic. Rear has re-entrant gabled stair wing which has wooden-chamfered mullioned single-light and 3-light window; similar 6-light transomed window to left and Tudor-headed entrance with blank shield above to left end. Wing has brick section to first floor corresponding to timber-framed section; 2 entrances, one with C20 stable door and one to right end with plank door; windows have small-paned casements, first floor has C20 oriel and one old casement, with iron opening casement. Gabled roofs. INTERIOR: richly moulded c1600 ceiling beams to room in wing, other rooms have heavy chamfered beams; plank doors with strap hinges; north-west room has re-set C17 panelling; timber-framed partition walls, one with ogee-headed former hatch; heavy C16 stair to turret; fireplaces with bressumers. A good example of a C16 manor house forming group with dovecote (qv) and converted farm buildings. Tradition, probably based on mistake in church register, asserts that a woman known as `Shakespeare's other Anne' was buried here in the extinct churchyard (whereabouts unknown). (Victoria County Histories: Styles P: Victoria History of the County of Warwickshire: 1945-: 94-100; Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Warwickshire: Harmondsworth: 1966-: 432-3).

Listing NGR: SP1261952078

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Wedgwood, A, The Buildings of England: Warwickshire, (1966), 432-433
Styles, P, The Victoria History of the County of Warwickshire, (1945), 94-100

National Grid Reference: SP 12619 52078


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