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Description: Manor Farmhouse
Date Listed: 4 February 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 234273
OS Grid Reference: SP4938750796
OS Grid Coordinates: 449387, 250796
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1532, -1.2796
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2/2 Manor Farmhouse
04/02/69 (Formerly listed as Manor
Manor house, now farmhouse. Late C17 altered C18, incorporating C16 work.
Squared coursed ironstone and limestone, slate roof. Brick stacks. Double-depth
plan, 2 storeys, attic and cellar, 6 bays. Doorway in third bay from right has
moulded stone frame with frieze of acanthus leaves and segmental pediment on
scroll brackets. C19 half-glazed double doors with overlight. 3 sash windows
with plain stone frames to left. Similar window to right. Sash window in right
bay has wood lintel and side lights. Sash windows on first floor with wood
lintels. Hipped roof with stack to right of centre. 2-light stone-mullioned
window to cellar on right side. Medieval stone gargoyle of a monkey on left
side. Irregular gabled rear elevation has doorway in third bay from left with
wood lintel and 6-,panel door. C20 brick porch across 2 left bays. Blocked
2-light stone mullioned window in left bay, one-light stone framed window with
square hood (also blocked) second bay from left. 3-light window to right has
wood lintels. Original wood mullions and transom, and old iron casement. Windows
on first floor have wood lintels and C20 casements. Interior: kitchen and
adjoining room at rear have large moulded spine beams, probably early C16.
Similar beam in first floor room. Plain stone doorway from hall to kitchen.
Blocked pointed stone arch to right. 3 pointed stone arched (blocked) in wall of
first floor corridor, each approx. one metre high. Timber stud partition in
small room to right of hall. C18 staircase with turned balusters. Cellars said
to have plain stone vaulting. William Plowden a colonel in King James II's
guards, "rebuilt the manor house at Aston and lived there for a few years", but
being a catholic he became "an obnoxious man" to the violent whigs of the
neighbourhood and later "quitted Aston in disgust". By the early C19 the house
had been "reduced in size and modernised".
(G. Baker, Northamptonshire, 1822-30, Vol.I, p.470).
Listing NGR: SP4938750796
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Source: English Heritage
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