Yarnton Manor and Attached Wall and Gateway

Manor house, now college. c.1611 for Sir Thomas Spencer; south wing rebuilt, shaped gables built to front and interior remodelled in 1897 by Thomas Garner for H.R. Franklin.

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
588705
Names
Yarnton Manor and Attached Wall and Gateway
Coordinates
51.8012630° N, 1.3097420° W
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Listed on
Grade II* listed building
listed building (England)

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Timeline

26 Nov 1951

Yarnton Manor and Attached Wall and Gateway designated a Grade II* listed building

National Heritage List for England Data

Yarnton Manor and Attached Wall and Gateway is listed on the National Heritage List for England with the following data. Some information may have become outdated since the date of listing. Text courtesy of Historic England. © Crown Copyright, reprinted under the Open Government License.

List Entry ID
1290170
Grade
II*
Name
YARNTON MANOR AND ATTACHED WALL AND GATEWAY
Location
YARNTON MANOR AND ATTACHED WALL AND GATEWAY, CHURCH LANE
Parish
Yarnton
District
Cherwell
County
Oxfordshire
Grid Reference
SP 47693 11627

YARNTON CHURCH LANE SP4711 (West side) 13/165 Yarnton Manor and attached 26/11/51 wall and gateway (Formerly listed as Manor house)

GV II*

Manor house, now college. c.1611 for Sir Thomas Spencer; south wing rebuilt, shaped gables built to front and interior remodelled in 1897 by Thomas Garner for H.R. Franklin. Squared and coursed limestone; gabled stone slate roof; moulded ashlar ridge and end stacks, Complex plan. Jacobean style. 2 storeys and attic; symmetrical 5-window range. Shaped gables with obelisk finials to centre and outer bays. Central frontespiece has early C17 four-light ovolo-moulded stone-mullioned and transomed window, and Spencer arms in cartouche set in nowy-headed panel flanked by obelisks above semi-circular arched doorway with open spendrels and fluted pilasters. Centre bay flanked by similar early C17 five-light windows, with 4-light windows to right, and late C19 4-light windows to left. Left wing has similar late C19 windows and 2-storey bow window. Rear elevation has shaped gables with obelisk finials and central late C19 studded door, and similar early C17 mullioned and transomed windows. Late C19 service range to right, of similar materials, has pierced balustrade and C16 chamfered light to rear. Interior: stone-flagged floors. Early C17 studded door set in moulded Tudor-arched architrave to hall with late C19 Jacobean-style panelling and 2 round-arched doorways to hall on left, which has late C19 panelling with early C17 cartouches and panels and finely-carved arcaded frieze with caryatids; early C17 arched ovolo-moulded fireplace, with strapwork panels and interlinked fluted frieze, and heraldic achievement set in overmantel flanked by Ionic pilasters with rosettes set in guilloche carving; C17 oval stone arches, which held busts (said to be of Roman emperors) above panelling...

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Bibliography

  1. “YARNTON MANOR AND ATTACHED WALL AND GATEWAY.” The National Heritage List for England. Web. Accessed 8 Oct. 2013. <https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1290170>