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Latitude: 52.0516 / 52°3'5"N
Longitude: -1.2466 / 1°14'47"W
OS Eastings: 451761
OS Northings: 239514
OS Grid: SP517395
Mapcode National: GBR 8VG.9NK
Mapcode Global: VHCW9.BPVL
Plus Code: 9C4W3Q23+J9
Entry Name: Manor House
Listing Date: 4 February 1969
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1226244
English Heritage Legacy ID: 423262
Location: Newbottle, West Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire, NN13
Civil Parish: Newbottle
Traditional County: Northamptonshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire
Church of England Parish: Newbottle with Charlton St James
Church of England Diocese: Peterborough
SP53NW NEWBOTTLE GREAT PURSTON
5/156 Manor House
Manor House. C16 and late C17 with C20 extensions. Limestone ashlar with
stone slate roof. L-plan. Symmetrical south front of c.1680 is of 2 storeys
with a 3-bay centre and 2-bay projections to left and right. Central doorway
with open segmental pediment and C20 glazed door. All windows are of 2 lights
with stone mullions and transoms. Attic dormers have wooden casements and
hipped roofs. East part incorporates a late C16 wing which projects north and
has stone mullioned windows of 3- and 4-lights with square hoods. It is
entered through a porch dated 1931, probably the time when the north side of
the house was re-fenestrated. Interior: Entrance hall is the former kitchen
and has an open fireplace with a segmental stone arch and oven with an iron
door leading from a doorway south of this hall is a late C16 well staircase
with turned balusters and newel posts with elongated acorn finials. In the
south section of the house is a large oblong hall with a stone fireplace
opposite the entrance. This is re-used late C16 work and has a 4-centred arch
framed by fluted Corinthian columns and a frieze of stylised leaves. Above it
are the arms of the Cresswell family (Lords of the Manor in the C17), carved in
stone and not in situ. At the east end of this hall are late C17 5-panel
double doors leading to a room with a fireplace of the same date with a wood
bolection surround and bolection panelled overmantel. To the west of the hall
is a room with re-used late C16 panelling and a stone fireplace of the same
date with a 4-centred arch. A bedroom on the first floor has a late C17
fireplace with bolection panelled overmantel framing a painting on canvas of a
landscape with the goddess Diana. To the west is a C20 extension of limestone
rubble with a stone slate roof of two storeys with wooden casement windows.
The garden south of the house forms a small forecourt enclosed by low stone
walls with four gateways, each with plain stone piers and ball finials.
(Great Purston Manor, (Anon); Northamptonshire Notes and Queries, January 1926,
New Series No.1, Vol.6, p.1).
Listing NGR: SP5176139514
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