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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: WORMLEIGHTON MANOR HOUSE

List entry Number: 1024403

Location

WORMLEIGHTON MANOR HOUSE

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

County District District Type Parish
WarwickshireStratford-on-AvonDistrict AuthorityWormleighton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 07-Jan-1952

Date of most recent amendment: 21-Apr-1986

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UID: 305755

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SP 4453 WORMLEIGHTON WORMLEIGHTON MANOR HOUSE (Formerly listed 1195/15/179 as: Wormleighton Manor House and Gatehouse) 07.01.52 II*

Fragment of large manor house, now farmhouse. c1512, with C17, C18 and C19 additions and alterations. Built for John Spencer. C16 and C18/C19 English bond brick and regular coursed ashlar and rubble ironstone. Tile roofs have stone coped gable parapets; stone and brick ridge, end, internal and lateral stacks. Original plan indeterminate. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys; 7-window range. c1512 brick left range of 2 high storeys, 4-window range. Some flared brick diaper work. Central and right end buttresses of 2 offsets. Entrance in third bay has C19 ribbed door with applied arch and 2 rows of 3 panels, with overlight and flanking panels inserted into bottom half of 3-light window. Cavetto-moulded Tudor-arched-light stone mullioned windows with transoms and hood moulds, mainly of 4 lights, with most lights blocked. On first floor C19 plank loading door inserted into bottom part of second window; hoist bracket to left. Fourth bay has blocked former 2-light window and within it a C19 three-light casement and wood lintel inserted into later doorway. To right: blocked Tudor arch doorway has remains of hood mould. Right end has 3-light C19 casement, with another above, partly in blocked opening. First floor has 4-light window. Right corner has some stone. End stacks. C18/early C19 twin gable range to right. 3-light casements, leaded on ground floor, under cambered brick arches. C19 casements have glazing bars throughout. C19/C20 sash door with glazing bars inserted into remains of 3-light mullioned window in angle. Very large external stack to right has multiple offsets. Bricked-up fire window on left. C18/CI9 brick shaft. Left return side is 2-window range. Left part projects slightly with stone coping dying back into wall above first floor. C16 Tudor-arch mullioned windows with sunk spandrels. Right part has large one-storey 4-light canted bay window with king mullion and splay sills. Tile roof. 2-light windows to left and above. 2 small gables dying into parapet between. Left gable has blind Tudor-arch with carved figure, and kneelers with finials. Irregular brickwork. Right return side has 2-light mullioned first floor window. Garden front is 6-window range; right range taller. Left end of regular coursed stone, centre of rubble, right end of early C16 brick. Large stone and brick diagonal buttress on right. Ribbed door with applied Tudor arch and 2 x 3 panels, flanking panels, and wood lintel, between first and second bays. Similar door between fourth and fifth bays has overlight. Chamfered stone Tudor arch doorway with similar door. Large mid/late C19 stone 2-light canted bay on left has large full length Tudor-arched lights with transom. Crenellated parapet. Irregular fenestration of 2 and 3-light C19 wood mullioned and transomed windows with glazing bars. First floor has 2 carved stone shields, one of the Spencer arms. C19/C20 ridge stack on left. Right range has large internal stack of thin bricks, with 4 square C19 brick shafts. INTERIOR: moulded Tudor arch door. Some moulded beams. HISTORICAL NOTE: much of the house is said to have been destroyed in the Civil War. (Sources: V.C.H.: Warwick: 1949: VolV: 218-219; Buildings of England: Warwickshire:1966: 483)



Listing NGR: SP4483653791

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National Grid Reference: SP 44836 53791

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