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List entry Summary

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

Name: MANOR HOUSE

List entry Number: 1065895

Location

MANOR HOUSE, 59, CHURCH STREET

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

County District District Type Parish
NorthamptonshireEast NorthamptonshireDistrict AuthorityNassington

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 23-May-1967

Date of most recent amendment: 12-Oct-1988

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 422503

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History

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Details

NASSINGTON CHURCH STREET TL0696 (South side) 16/182 No.59 (Manor House) 23/05/67 (Formerly listed as Manor House) GV II* Manor house. Early C16, C17 and C19. Squared coursed limestone with ashlar dressings and stone slate roof. Originally 3-unit plan, with cross-passage, now irregular double depth. 2 storeys with attic. Main front is an irregular 5-window range. C16 four-light windows, to far right, have arch-head lights and square hood moulds. First floor window reduce in height. Similar single light window to first floor right of centre. Former entrance to cross-passage, to right of centre, is now blocked and has a 2-light stone mullion window. Four-centred arch-head of door, above, with hood mould. Other windows, on this elevation are C20 casements under wood lintels. Wall thickening below window, to left of centre, may have been the base of an oriel. Ashlar gable parapets and brick and stone stacks at ridge. Gable to right has a blocked window at ground floor, with square hood mould. 4-light stone mullion oriel window at first floor with canted sides, arch-head lights and weathered top. 2-light attic window above, in apex of gable, has stone mullions, arch-head lights and square label stop. One-window range, attached to right, is single storey with attic and has C20 casement windows with an eaves dormer. Gable to left of main front has 3 blocked windows and one-single light window with arch-head, also blocked. Central C20 door under wood lintel. Rear elevation has central C17 gabled projection with a 2-storey 5-light, canted, stone mullion bay window. To the left is the original entrance to the cross-passage, with a segmental moulded head, now partly blocked. To the far left a single-storey range with attics is attached to a lateral stack, with gablet linking to the main roof. Recessed single bay, to right of centre gable, has sash staircase window with glazing bars. Bay to far right is C19 with 3-light wood mullion windows. Interior: centre room was originally the hall and has intersecting roll-moulded beams. The chimney was inserted into this room C17 and the fire surround is reset. Former cross-passage, to the left, is now subdivided. Parlour, to far right, has similar ceiling beams to the hall and square-head fireplace with stone surround. East window retains hinge pins for shutters. Room to far left has stop-chamfered spine beams and was probably the service room. Doorway in the rear wail of the former hall has chamfered stone jambs and faint traces of decoration. C17 room to rear has fireplace with moulded stone surround and 4-centred arch-head. Early C19 staircase with stick balustrade. First floor, centre room, has fireplace with 4-centred arch-head. Roof structure, originally open to first floor rooms, is early C16 of 12 bays divided by a wall rising from the cross-passage. Alternate trusses, one with collars, arch braces, clasped purlins, wind braces and struts above the collars; the other with tie beams and collars, both with struts to the principals, and having purlins and windbraces. Moulded and chamfered tie beams not form spine beams of first floor roods. pilaster attic floor inserted late C16. The fifth truss from the south is a closed truss with grooved studs between tie beam and collar. The manor was acquired by the Ridel family late C15 and passed with Apethorpe to Sir Guy Woolston, the house subsequently remained part of the Apethorpe estate until C20. (RCHM: An Inventory of Architectural Monuments in North Northamptonshire: p125)

Listing NGR: TL0628896176

Selected Sources

  1. Other  Reference - Title: Inventory of Architectural Monuments in North Northamptonshire - Date: 1984 - Page References: 125

National Grid Reference: TL 06288 96176

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