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Manor House, Brigstock

Description: Manor House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 26 May 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 232801

OS Grid Reference: SP9452785228
OS Grid Coordinates: 494527, 285228
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4568, -0.6103

Location: 2 Mill Lane, Brigstock, Northamptonshire NN14 3HG

Locality: Brigstock
Local Authority: East Northamptonshire District Council
County: Northamptonshire
Country: England
Postcode: NN14 3HG

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Listing Text

SP9485 (South side)
15/78 Manor House
- II*

Manor house. Probably C12 origins, mainly late C15 and mid C16, altered C17/C18,
restored mid C19 and extended c.1887 by Gotch and Saunders. Squared coursed
limestone and ironstone with ashlar dressings and Colleyweston slate and C19
plain-tile roofs. Hall with cross wing forming L-shape plan with additions. 2
storeys with attic. Main front is irregular 6 bays with bay to left breaking
forward as 2-storey gabled cross wing with attic. 3 bays to right of centre are
original 2-storey hall. Bay to left of hall breaks forward as a 3-storey gabled
porch corresponding with the original screens passage. Small doorway with
4-centred arch head. Flanking, 2-stage, clasping buttresses. Upper stage of
porch in ashlar with 3-light first and second floor stone mullion windows.
2-window range of hall to right of porch has 2-light stone mullion windows with
4-centred arch heads, to ground and first floor; each has transom and
cusped-head lights. Bay to right of hall is a later build and has one-window
range of 3-light stone mullion windows to ground and first floor. Bay
immediately left of porch has similar 2-light windows. Cross wing to far left
has 4-light stone mullion windows with king mullion. 2-stage buttress between
hall and bay to right. Chamfered plinth. Ashlar gable parapets and kneelers and
ashlar stacks at ridge and end. Range set back to far left is c.1887 in similar
style with 3- and 4-light stone mullion windows. 2-storey flat-roof link
corridor, of same date, at intersection of C16 and C19 wings. Rear elevation of
C19 range has 3 gables with 2-, 3- and 4-light stone mullion windows. Rear
elevation of hall range is also entrance front. 3-window range; 2 windows to
right are similar to those to main front of hall. Window to ground floor left is
a 6-light stone mullion window with trefoil-head lights. Similar 2-light window
above. Projecting porch to right is 2 storeys, 2-window range of 2-light stone
mullion windows. Return wall of porch has doorway with 4-centred arch head and
roll moulded surround. 3-light stone mullion window, above, has trefoil-head
lights. Parapet wall with strapwork decoration. The porch is probably built with
re-used masonry. Elevation at right angles to right of porch is mid C16 and C17
with gable and 2-, 3- and 4-light stone mullion windows. Ashlar gable parapets
and stone stacks at ridge and end. The C19 range has plain-tile roof. Interior:
Jacobean staircase with half landings, turned balusters and tall newels,
probably partly reconstructed C19, Lower hall has spine beams, and reset C17
panelling said to have come from Warkton Church, restored C19. Library at far
right of main front has fireplace with 4-centred arch head. Adam room to left of
main front has Adam style marble fireplace and Adam style plaster mouldings,
probably C19. Kitchen, to rear of Clb range, has large open fireplace. First
floor hall has 3 arched braced roof trusses and fragments of stained glass in
windows. Room to first floor far right of main front has fireplace with Roccoco
style overmantle and Delft tile hearth, probably reset. First floor rooms over
kitchen and Adam room have fireplaces with 4-centred arch heads. The present
hall was probably built by Thomas Montague late C15 and the building extended by
Roger Montague mid C16. It is suggested that the hall and porch roofs were
raised and a gallery inserted. The Manor passed to the Dukes of Buccleuch who
carried out mid C19 restoration and late C19 extensions.
(Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, p.122; Gotch, J.A: Squires Homes and
Other Old Buildings of Northamptonshire, p.9; Carpenter, R.H., St. Andrews
Church, Brigstock, p.9 to 11).

Listing NGR: SP9452785228

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Source: English Heritage

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