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©  Helmut Schulenburg

IoE Number: 128809
Photographer: Helmut Schulenburg
Date Photographed: 30 June 2001
Date listed: 25 August 1960
Date of last amendment: 25 August 1960
Grade I

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TEMPLE GUITINGTEMPLE GUTTING VILLAGESP 02 NE6/162Manor Farmhouse and dovecote25.8.60I

TEMPLE GUITING TEMPLE GUTTING VILLAGE SP 02 NE 6/162 Manor Farmhouse and dovecote 25.8.60 I Manor house. Early C16 with C20 extension rear left. Coursed squared and dressed limestone, limestone slate roof, limestone gable coping and ashlar stacks. 'E'shaped plan including 2 cell dovecote attached right. Central projecting gable, gable end of dovecote projects forwards in similar way far right. Asymmetrical gable end set back in relation to others far left. 2 storeys and garret. Irregular fenestration; 2, 3 and 4-light double-chamfered stone mullioned casements with stopped hoods and stilted heads with carved spandrels. Similar 4-light window with transom to first floor of left gable. 3-light double-chamfered stone- mullioned casement with hood to half dormer between central gable and dovecote. All windows with leaded panes, some with original glass. 6-panelled door in wood surround under pointed arched hood with stops, left gable end. Plank door with early hinges within flat- chamfered Tudor arched surround with stopped hood in gable end of dovecote. 2 square wood lanterns with pyramidal roofs to dovecote. Twin diagonal axial stacks far right with moulded caps. Similar, but square twin central axial stacks. Large square stack from eaves left. Flat gable-end coping with roll-cross saddles. Rear of house; two Cotswold dormers with gable end of dovecote left, stepped buttresses, small rectangular fire window, Interior: flagged floor to former dairy left, formerly with cross passage. Pointed arches at top and bottom of stone spiral stair right of front door. Probable former central open hall, now with room inserted in roof space, with raised cruck type roof construction. Two panels of stained glass one with the initials /I B/ with a bishops crozier between, (q.v. monument in Church of St. Mary, John Beale, died 1774 former occupant of house). House reputed to have been a summer residence of the Bishops of Oxford but prior to that was probably associated with the Knights Templar (q.v. Church of St. Mary) who founded a preceptory in Temple Guiting in mid C12.

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