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Manor House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Nassington, North Northamptonshire

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Latitude: 52.5531 / 52°33'11"N

Longitude: -0.4338 / 0°26'1"W

OS Eastings: 506288

OS Northings: 296176

OS Grid: TL062961

Mapcode National: GBR FWZ.Z0T

Mapcode Global: VHFNB.F3J4

Plus Code: 9C4XHH38+6F

Entry Name: Manor House

Listing Date: 23 May 1967

Last Amended: 12 October 1988

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1065895

English Heritage Legacy ID: 422503

Location: Nassington, North Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire, PE8

County: North Northamptonshire

Civil Parish: Nassington

Built-Up Area: Nassington

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Nassington St Mary Virgin and All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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TL0696 (South side)
16/182 No.59 (Manor House)
23/05/67 (Formerly listed as Manor
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

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