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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1076540



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Northamptonshire

District: Daventry

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Newnham

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 29-Apr-1987

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 360791

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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

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Woodfield, P, 'Northamptonshire Archaeology' in The Larger Medieval Houses in Northamptonshire, , Vol. 16, (1981), 178-180

National Grid Reference: SP 58044 59627


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