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Manor House, Pilton

Description: Manor House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 23 May 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 232829

OS Grid Reference: TL0249184518
OS Grid Coordinates: 502491, 284518
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4490, -0.4933

Location: Pilton, Northamptonshire PE8 5SN

Locality: Pilton
Local Authority: East Northamptonshire District Council
County: Northamptonshire
Country: England
Postcode: PE8 5SN

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Listing Text

16/106 Manor House
23/05/67 (Formerly listed as The
Rectory formerly The Manor

Manor house. Probably mid/late C16 and early C17 for Tresham family with c.1847
alterations by E. Browning. Squared coursed limestone with Colleyweston and
Welsh slate roofs. Originally probably hall plan, now irregular U-shape. 2
storeys with attic. Main front is a 3-window range to right, of 2-light stone
mullion windows to first floor. Two 4-light stone mullion windows, to attic, set
in large stone gabled eaves dormers. Central C19 plank door with 4-centred arch
head and chamfered stone surround. Ashlar gable parapets and ashlar ridge and
end stacks with moulded cornices. Large one-window range, probably of earlier
build, breaks forward to left. Central, C19, 6-light square stone mullion bay
window, with sashes and stepped parapet. Gable above window has armorial plaque.
Ashlar gable parapets. Large 4-light stone mullion windows in right hand return
wall; first floor window has transom. Elevation to right of main front has twin
gables and 2-light stone mullion windows. Elevation to left of main front is an
irregular 4-window range with 3- and 4-light stone mullion windows. 2 attic
windows have similar eaves dormers as on main front. 2 casement windows at
ground floor have gauged stone heads. C20 window to left. Single-storey range is
attached to left. Rear elevation is similar with stone mullion windows and some
C19 single-storey extensions. Interior: entrance hall has symmetrical archway
with wooden surround with tapered pilasters and brackets, probably restored C19.
Jacobean staircase also restored C19, has turned balusters, tall newels, half
landings and dado with half balusters. Room to right of entrance has blocked
doorway with 4-centred arch head, originally giving access to secondary stair.
Secondary staircase rising around central columns has quarter landings and stone
treads. Room to left, of entrance in projecting wing was probably the hall, now
altered. Evidence at time of inspection of large open fireplace with 4-centred
arch head. Some first floor rooms have doorways with 4-centred arch head. Room
to left in projecting range was probably a first floor hall, restored C19 with
some reset C17 panelling. Ribbed pilasters flanking windows and wall opposite,
and overmantle with 3 clusters of short columns. Plain plaster barrel vault is
probably C19, evidence of earlier structure above. One C17 panelled door in
attic. Used for a time as the Rectory.
(Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, p.372; Northamptonshire Records Office,
Architectural Drawings Collection).

Listing NGR: TL0249184518

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Source: English Heritage

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