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Latitude: 52.4411 / 52°26'27"N
Longitude: -0.5141 / 0°30'50"W
OS Eastings: 501099
OS Northings: 283606
OS Grid: TL010836
Mapcode National: GBR FY7.W9Y
Mapcode Global: VHFNP.1XK1
Entry Name: Manor Farm House and Attached Outbuilding
Listing Date: 23 May 1967
Last Amended: 31 July 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1227246
English Heritage Legacy ID: 424922
Location: Wadenhoe, East Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire, PE8
Civil Parish: Wadenhoe
Traditional County: Northamptonshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire
Church of England Parish: Wadenhoe St Michael and All Angels
Church of England Diocese: Peterborough
Manor Farm House and attached
(Formerly listed as Manor House)
Manor house, now farmhouse. Date on beam IEA/1593, datestones R/AF/1653 and
R/AF/1670, minor C19 restoration. Squared coursed limestone with Collyweston
slate roof. T-shape plan, probably of different builds. 2 storeys with attic.
Elevation to road is 3 bays. 2-window range with central C17 four-light stone
mullion window with king mullion. C19 style casements to left with ashlar
dressings and stone lintels; ground floor window has C17 hood mould. Evidence of
blocked windows in bay to left. Ashlar gable parapets with kneelers and finial
to left. Ashlar end stack with moulded cornices, partially reconstructed ashlar
stack at ridge. Left gable has 3-light stone mullion attic window. Right gable
has diamond shape plaque with date 1670. Elevation of rear wing to left is a
2-window range of C17 three-light stone mullion windows with hood moulds, that
to ground floor left is a C19 style casement with original head. Doorway to
right. Return wall to right has a similar C19 style casement at ground floor and
stone mullion window at first floor. Elevation of rear wing to right is similar
to left elevation but with part-glazed door in return wall. Rear gable has
plaque with date 1653 in moulded relief. C18 outbuilding attached to rear gable
has ironstone quoins and C19 and C20 door and window openings. Interior: ground
floor room to centre of front elevation has large open fireplace with bressumer.
Room to left has late C17/eariy C18 stone fireplace with reeding to surround and
keyblock. Both rooms have chamfered beams with fleur-de-lys decoration to stops.
Central post with moulded brackets is now incorporated in wall between rooms and
cellar stair. Ceiling bean of left room has date 1593 and inverted inscription
"Jehovah". Room to right has C17 fireplace with 4-centred head. Through-passage
across intersection of wings has close-studded wall with no evidence of original
door opening into rear wing. First floor room to centre of front elevation has
early Cl6 plaster overmantle with large upper panel decorated with oak leaves
and fleur-de-lys, strapwork frieze below. Room to right has similar overmantle
with arcading and 3 short pilasters. 4-centre head. Close-studded screens to
some first floor rooms and dog-leg stair to attic. C17 panelled door to
understairs cupboard. John Bridges, the Northamptonshire historian, held the
manor of Wadenhoe until his death in 1724.
(V.C.H.: Northamptonshire, Vol.3, p.149; Buildings of England: Northamptonshire,
Listing NGR: TL0109983606
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