Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1040382

Date first listed: 17-Jun-1987



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County: Northamptonshire

District: East Northamptonshire (District Authority)

Parish: Great Addington

National Grid Reference: SP 95818 75053


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SP9575 14/8

GREAT ADDINGTON CRANFORD ROAD (South side) Great Addington Manor House


Manor house. Partially legible early C17 datestone, C18, and enlarged mid/late C19 for Lane family. Squared coursed limestone with Collyweston slate roof. Originally E-shape plan, now complex. 2 storeys with attic. Main front of 7-window range. Central 3-storey gabled porch has 4-centred arched doorway with datestone, 1615, above. C17 three-light stone mullion window to first floor and attic above. 2-light stone mullion windows flanking porch and C17 gabled wings breaking forward to left and right. C19 three-light stone mullion windows to ground and first floors, those to ground floor have transoms. C17 similar 3-light attic windows to apex of gables. C19 outer gables break forward to far left and right and have 6-light stone mullion windows; those at ground floor have transoms. Continuous hood mould to ground and first floor windows. Ashlar gable parapets and kneelers and ashlar stacks at ridge and eaves. Elevation to left of main front is a 4-window range of C19 stone mullion windows; large canted stone bay with panelled frieze to right and moulded stone door surround to left. 4-window range attached at right angles to this elevation is probably C18. Centre 2 bays break forward slightly. C19 2-light stone mullion windows, raised string course between floors and ashlar parapet with moulded cornice. C19 billiard room breaks forward to rear right of main front. Gable has inscribed tablet of Viscountess Downe, wife of Squire Lane. Rear elevation has 3 C17 gables, some with stone mullion windows. C19 extension to rear in similar style is domestic offices. Interior: entrance hall has C17 panelling, some reset, and fireplace with moulded stone surround and 4-centre head. Staircase with half landing has moulded splat balusters, some are C17 others are C19 copies. Rear hall and reception rooms to left and right of entrance hall have some C19 panelling, and moulded stone fireplace surrounds. Some of these have Delft tiles and carved overmantles fprmed from reset C17 panels. First floor bathroom to right of landing has C17 fireplace with moulded stone surround. Some first floor fireplaces have overmantles formed from reset C17 panelling. Ceilings of first floor rooms have C19 coving taken into attic level. Winder stair to attic is over porch and has C17 turned handrail. Former kitchen in C19 domestic offices at rear retains original range. First floor room to rear is coal store used for servicing the bedrooms. Some original roof structure remains. (Buildings of England. Northamptonshire, p.229).

Listing NGR: SP9581875053


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Legacy System number: 232307

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Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, (1973), 229

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