Owlpen Manor


Owlpen Manor is a Tudor Grade I listed manor house of the Mander family, situated in the village of Owlpen in the Stroud district in Gloucestershire, England. There is an associated estate set in a valley within the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The manor house is about one mile east of Uley, and three miles east of Dursley.HistoryOwlpen Manor invites superlatives: "the epitome of romance", wrote David Verey in 1970; the poet Algernon Charles Swinburne already described it as "a paradise incomparable on earth" in a letter to William Morris in 1894. It was designated by Historic England as a grade I listed building on 23 June 1952. The manor house is of medieval origins, incorporating fabric dated by dendrochronology to c. 1270, but was largely built and rebuilt in the Tudor period by the Daunt family between 1464 and 1616. Since then it has not seen significant development, except for some improvements early in the 18th century, when the east wing of the house, together with the gardens, church and Grist Mill, were reordered by Thomas Daunt IV between 1719 and 1726.


Fiery Lane, Owlpen


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