Fritwell Manor

Fritwell Manor is a house in Fritwell, Oxfordshire, England.

In 1520, it was owned by Margaret Boleyn, grandmother of Anne Boleyn, the second wife of Henry VIII of England.[1] In the early twentieth century the important Gothic revival architect Thomas Garner owned the manor.

The house now may have some 16th-century elements, but was mainly built for George Yorke in 1619. 'The Celebrated Captain Barclay' (Robert Barclay Allardice), Regency sportsman, lived there briefly 1815-16. It was restored in the late nineteenth century and underwent further restoration and enlargement in the early twentieth century.

It is a grade II* listed building.[2]

Steam locomotive 7815 of the GWR Manor Class was named for the house; it was built in 1939 and withdrawn in 1964.[3]

References

  1. Loades, David (2011). The Boleyns: The Rise & Fall of a Tudor Family. Amberley Publishing. p. 38. ISBN 978-1445603049.
  2. Historic England. "Fritwell Manor  (Grade II*) (1266393)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 23 October 2013.
  3. "'Manor' class details, 7800 - 7829". Great Western Archive. Retrieved 18 January 2013.


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