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Manor Cottage Manor House, Wicken

Description: Manor Cottage Manor House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 1 December 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 235363

OS Grid Reference: SP7448039485
OS Grid Coordinates: 474480, 239485
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0488, -0.9153

Location: Church Lane, Wicken, Northamptonshire MK19 6BN

Locality: Wicken
Local Authority: South Northamptonshire District Council
County: Northamptonshire
Country: England
Postcode: MK19 6BN

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Listing Text

SP7439 (West side)
17/126 Manor House and Manor Cottage


Gatehouse, converted into farmhouse, now 2 dwellings. Early C17 with early C18,
C19 and C20 alterations and additions. Coursed squared limestone, plain-tile
roof, brick ridge stack and stone end stacks with brick flues. 2 storeys and
attic; 3-window range. 3 unit plan. Former entrance front faces garden to east
and has central C20 4-light stone mullion window with hood mould. Hood mould of
former carriage arch survives at higher level. Panel with arms of the Spencers
of Wormleighton in rectangular stone surround above latter hood mould. 4-light
wood mullion window to ground floor left, two C20 2-light stone mullion windows
to ground floor right with hood moulds. 4-light hollow-chamfered stone mullion
windows to 1st floor with hood moulds. Chamfered plinth, quoins and stone-coped
gables with kneelers. Gabled stair turret to right side. Original range doubled
to rear by late C18/early C19 range to rear. Further C19 extension to right of
rear range (Manor Cottage). Interior: open fireplace with bar stop-chamfered
bressumer. Stone fireplace with chamfered Tudor-arched head. Four-light
hollow-chamfered stone mullion windows to 1st floor left and right of former
rear elevation, now internal. Tudor-arched stone doorway with cut spandrels.
Collar truss roof. The manor house belonging to the Spencers of Wormleighton, to
which the gatehouse formerly led, was demolished c.1703. Its materials were used
for the construction of the Rectory (q.v. Wicken Country Hotel).
(Buildings of England: Northamptonshire: 1973, p461; C.S. Dickin Moore: Wicken
Church: 1967, p4)

Listing NGR: SP7448039485

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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