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Latitude: 52.3803 / 52°22'49"N
Longitude: -0.5774 / 0°34'38"W
OS Eastings: 496928
OS Northings: 276759
OS Grid: SP969767
Mapcode National: GBR DXL.QV4
Mapcode Global: VHFP0.YF3M
Entry Name: Glebe Farmhouse
Listing Date: 23 May 1967
Last Amended: 17 June 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1225981
English Heritage Legacy ID: 423047
Location: Woodford, East Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire, NN14
District: East Northamptonshire
Civil Parish: Woodford
Built-Up Area: Woodford
Traditional County: Northamptonshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire
Church of England Parish: Woodford St Mary the Virgin
Church of England Diocese: Peterborough
WOODFORD CHURCH STREET
SP9676 (South side)
13/155 No.8 (Glebe Farmhouse)
23/05/67 (Formerly listed as Glebe
Manor house or lay clergyhouse. c.1260-1320, probably mid C16 and C17 with C18
alterations and additions. Squared coursed limestone with C20 plain tile roof.
Originally open hall with cross passage then 4 units. 2 storeys. Elevation to
churchyard of 6-window range of leaded casements under wood lintels, some with
crown glass. Centre 2 bays are earliest origin with 2-centred arch head door
opening to left with chamfer, roll moulding and hood mould. Studded plank door.
3 single-stage buttresses between centre bays. Ashlar gable parapets to left of
centre bays and to end of right hand range. 3 ridge and eaves levels. Brick and
stone stack to left of centre and ashlar stack with moulded cornice to right
gable end. Brick stack to left end. Rear elevation is similar, with a studded
plank door to right of centre, under a wood lintel. Leaded casements also under
wood lintels. Jamb of medieval window to left of centre range. Interior: cross
passage has winder stair to left against stack. Closet to far left of passage
has C16 plank and muntin screen. Hall, now drawing room, has large C16 open
fireplace with bressumer, C16 moulded ceiling beams and C17 panelled door. End
wall opposite cross passage has 2 large arches with subsidiary trefoil arches
with a fine central corbel with fleur-de-lys. The upper part of the arcade is
now in the first floor rooms. Straight flight of stairs rise between Hall and
room to far left. Kitchen to far right has remains of open fireplace with
bressumer. First floor room has fine C17 fireplace with 4-centred head and early
Cl? cast iron firebasket. Plank doors, some with strap hinges. Game larder over
cellar stair. Evidence of raised cruck in first floor room. If a manor house,
possibly that held by Trayle family; although local tradition maintains there
was a college of secular priests at Woodford. Centre range is late C13 hall with
stack inserted against screens passage in C16, also hall subdivided at this
date. Range to right is probably C16 and C17 on site of service rooms and range
to left is C17/C18.
(Paul Woodfield: The larger medieval houses of Northamptonshire, p.188).
Listing NGR: SP9692876759
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