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Description: The Manor House
Date Listed: 25 October 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 230904
OS Grid Reference: SP8069287914
OS Grid Coordinates: 480692, 287914
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4832, -0.8132
There is also a scheduled monument, Stoke Albany Moated Site and Fishponds, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.
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STOKE ALBANY ASHLEY ROAD
SP8087 (East side)
9/46 The Manor House
Manor house. C15 to C17 and C19, with datestone 1682. Probably originally for De
Roos family. Ironstone and limestone with ashlar dressings and Colleyweston
slate roof. Now 3-unit plan, originally larger. 2 storeys with attic. Main front
of 3-window range at first floor of 5-light wood mullion and transom windows,
under wood lintels. 2 pairs of C15 two-light stone mullion windows at ground
floor have arch-head lights with cusping and hood moulds. Two 2-light wood
casements to far right. C15 arch-head door openings to far left has moulded
tone surround and plank door. Plank door to right of centre under wood lintel.
Two 3-stage gable parapets and ashlar stacks at ridge and end. All windows have
leaded diamond panes. 2 shields above entrance door, one is that of De Roos
family. Right gable has datestone in apex. Left gable has large chimney
projection with buttress and evidence of blocked openings. C19 and C20
extensions to rear. Right bay of main front was probably added late C17 also
house probably extended further to left. Interior: room to rear to right of
entrance has open fireplace with bressumer. Centre room and room to far left
have high ceilings and moulded spine beams supported on arched corbel between
windows. C17 wood dog-leg stair has short turned balustrade at attic level.
First floor rooms have moulded spine beams and centre room has large stone
fireplace, probably C15 with sloping hood. Close studded screen between first
floor rooms. Roof structure is probably part C17 with original trusses and some
curved wind braces.
Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, p.415; The Old Halls and Manor Houses
of Northamptonshire by J.A. Gotch, p.34).
Listing NGR: SP8069287914
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Source: English Heritage
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