Description: Manor Farmhouse
Date Listed: 28 May 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 233462
OS Grid Reference: SP8510869753
OS Grid Coordinates: 485108, 269753
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3193, -0.7528
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HARDWICK MAIN STREET
SP86NE (South side)
4/180 Manor Farmhouse
28/05/54 (Formerly listed as The Manor
Manor house. C14, C16, datestones 1775 and 1887 refer to restorations. Regular
coursed limestone and limestone ashlar with slate roofs. Originally hall house
with cross wing. 2 storeys with attic. Entrance front has gabled cross wing to
left with Cl6 three-storey semi-circular bay window. First floor window is of 10
lights with stone mullions and transoms, other floors are 3- and 4-light
stone-mullioned windows. Entrance to right of window has C19 plank door under
shallow stone arch. One-window range to right is single storey with catslide
roof. C19 canted wooden bay window with sashes with glazing bars. C20 door and
wood surround to right. C18 two-storey wing attached to far right is rendered
and has one sash window with glazing bars. Cross wing has ashlar gable parapets,
ashlar stack at ridge and stone stack at end. Datestones above ground floor
window to left. Elevation to left of cross wing has central C16 three-storey
semi-circular bay window similar to the entrance front, with blank ground floor,
12-light first floor window and 5-light attic window. C14 corner buttresses,
probably altered C16. Rear elevation has gabled cross wing to right with 2-and
3-stage buttresses to left and centre. Large blocked window at first floor has
ashlar surround and square head. 2-light C14 window in gable. Two C20 windows at
ground floor. 2-storey range to left was originally the hall and has 8-light
casement with transom at ground floor and sash window in eaves dormers above.
Ashlar gable parapets. Interior: hall is now subdivided and has open fireplace
with bressumer. Early C19 staircase off the hall has stick balustrade. Large
first floor room in cross wing was probably the solar and has C16 wooden
fireplace surround with overmantle and arms of Nicholls family. Room below was
probably the domestic offices. Roof structure of hall said to be original. Owned
by Seymour and Nicholl families C14 to C16.
(Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, p.246; Squires Homes and Other Old
Buildings of Northamptonshire: J.A. Gotch, p.29).
Listing NGR: SP8510869753
Source: English Heritage
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