Norrington Manor

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Norrington Manor House, with farm buildings to right

Norrington Manor is a medieval manor house at Alvediston, near Salisbury, in the southern English county of Wiltshire. It is a Grade I listed building.

Descent[edit]

Gawen[edit]

The present house has its origins in a manor house probably built by John Gawen, who acquired the property in 1377.

Wyndham[edit]

In 1658 the manor was acquired for his seat by Sir Wadham Wyndham (1609-1668), a judge of the King's Bench, 9th son of Sir John Wyndham (1558–1645) of Orchard Wyndham, Somerset.[1] The Wyndham family made alterations to the house in the 17th century.[2]

Description[edit]

Some features of the house date from the late 14th century, others from the 15th, 16th, 17th and 19th centuries. The principal walls are of dressed limestone under a tiled roof with ashlar chimneys. There is a 14th-century three-bay hall and a cross passage with flanking 17th-century cross wings and a 16th-century range at the front. A 15th-century porch to the right of the main front has a pointed archway. There is a 14th-century undercroft and a solar at the west end of the hall. Inside the hall is a Tudor-arched stone chimneypiece. In the east wing is a 17th-century newel staircase with turned balusters.[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Burke's Landed Gentry, 1937, p.2511, pedigree of Wyndham
  2. ^ Nikolaus Pevsner & Bridget Cherry, The Buildings of England: Wiltshire (Penguin Books, 1975)
  3. ^ Norrington Manor at britishlistedbuildings.co.uk, accessed 21 September 2011

Coordinates: 51°00′49″N 2°02′59″W / 51.0136°N 2.0497°W / 51.0136; -2.0497