Description: The Manor House and Attached Walls and Gates
Date Listed: 5 June 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 235318
OS Grid Reference: SP7796239462
OS Grid Coordinates: 477962, 239462
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0481, -0.8646
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OLD STRATFORD PASSENHAM
19/81, 20/81 The Manor House and attached
05/06/86 walls and gates
(Formerly listed as under
Country house. Early C17 and C18 possibly with older origins, extended mid C19,
repaired and attic nursery created by Sir Edwin Lutyens 1935. Coursed squared
limestone, old plain-tile roofs, brick ridge, lateral and internal stacks.
Complex plan. 2 storeys and attic; 10-window range. Gabled cross-wings project
either end and just left of centre of long main range, with shallow 2-storey
canted bay windows to gable ends of wings. Bays have tripartite sash windows to
ground and 1st floors with stone lintels, keyblocks and hood moulds. 3-window
section of main range between left and middle cross-wings has central gabled
stone porch with moulded Tudor-arched head, hood mould and C20 door; carved
stone head to gable of porch. Narrow rectangular 1-light windows to this section
of main range with stone lintels, one and 2-light casement windows to section
between middle and right cross-wings with stone lintels and keyblocks; all have
hood moulds. Inner right side of left cross-wing has blocked window to ground
floor and 3-light leaded casement window to 1st floor, both with wood lintels.
C20 hipped dormer window to right of middle cross-wing. Stack at left end of
main range has stone base. Cl8 brick plinth to flue. All stacks have terracotta
chimneypots. Overhanging eaves. Garden elevation to rear has similar composition
and irregular glazing of sash and casement windows. Space between middle and
rear right cross-wings is filled by twin-gabled single-storey extension with
valley. C20 part-glazed garden door to left of centre and row of tall gabled
dormer windows, lighting nursery, to main range behind extension. Attached walls
of coursed limestone rubble are capped with plain-tile slopes with brick coping
to ridge and flank garden to rear and enclose forecourt, which has timber
double-leaf gates. Interior: ogee stop-chamfered spine beans to ground and 1st
floor and ogee-stop-chamfered cross beans to C17 core. Stone fireplace in hall
with cambered head and keyblock. Other C18 and early C19 stone and marble
chimneypieces probably brought-in C20. Main staircase has C17 style turned
balusters and probably dates from c.1935. Fine panelled stair to nursery.
5-light ovolo-moulded wood mullion window, now internal, lights corridor. Stone
cellar. Roof of middle cross-wing and to section of main range between middle
and right cross-wings has stop-chamfered principal rafters and wind-braced
purlins probably early C17.
(Buildings of England: Northamptonshire: 1973, p370)
Listing NGR: SP7796239462
Source: English Heritage
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