Church Farmhouse

7 Oct 2004
Church Farmhouse, Manor Lane, Newnham, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 3EU
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

NEWNHAM MANOR LANE SP5859 (South side) 15/145 Church Farmhouse GV II* House. C17 with medieval origins. Coursed ironstone, rubble, thatch roof, brick end and ridge stacks on stone bases. Hall house with cross-wing. 2 storey and attic, 3-window range. A 3-light casement window to ground floor left, two 2-light casements above, all with timber lintels. Cross wing has 2-light ovolo scone mullion window to ground floor with hood mould and 3-light casements to first and attic floors, with timber lintels. Right side has blocked door to right of centre and 2-light casement windows with timber lintels. Entrance to left side by C20 door. Quoins and stone-coped gable to left end. Interior has ogee-stop-chamfered spine beans and open fireplace with chamfered bressumer and bread oven. In roof of main range facing street substantial remains of medieval hall roof comprising base cruck truss cut off just below eaves level and one bay of presumed 2-bay open hall. Believed to be the only clear example of base cruck construction in the county.

(Paul Woodfield: "The larger medieval houses of Northamptonshire"; Northamptonshire Archeology 16, 1981, pp,178-80).

Listing NGR: SP5804459627


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0060 IOE Records taken by Roger Ashley; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Roger Ashley. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Ashley, Roger

Rights Holder: Ashley, Roger


Ironstone, Rubble, Thatch, Timber, Medieval Structure, Tudor Unassigned, Elizabethan House, Monument (By Form), Domestic, Dwelling, Cross Wing House, Hall House, Cruck House, Timber Framed House, Timber Framed Building, Open Hall House