Description: Higham Park Farmhouse
Date Listed: 10 June 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 232403
OS Grid Reference: SP9817764275
OS Grid Coordinates: 498177, 264275
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2679, -0.5627
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NEWTON BROMSWOLD HIGHAM PARK ROAD
SP96SE Higham Park
10/102 Higham Park Farmhouse
10/06/74 (Formerly listed under
Manor house, now farmhouse. Medieval origin, mainly early C16 and C17. Squared
coursed limestone with old plain tile roofs. Originally probably L-shape plan,
now U-shaped. 2 storeys. Centre of main front is of 2-window range with one
4-light: stone mullion window, with arch-head lights, to first floor left. Other
windows are C19 casements under wood lintels, with one C19 canted wood bay to
ground floor left. Gabled cross wing projects to left and has various C19
casements. Flat-roofed porch is attached to return wall and has plank door with
moulded wood surround with 4-centred arch head. Twin gabled range projecting to
right was originally outbuildings, now forms part of house. Brick and stone
stacks at ridge with C15/C16 circular stone flue at right gable end. Interior
not inspected. Near site of medieval moated house which formed part of the
estate of Higham Ferrers Castle. C12 origins, building accounts from C14 and C15
have been traced for this latter house.
(Higham Ferrers and its Ducal Park, Rev. W.J.B. Kerr, 1926).
Listing NGR: SP9817764275
Source: English Heritage
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