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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: 1293700



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

County: Northamptonshire

District: Wellingborough

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Hardwick

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 28-May-1954

Date of most recent amendment: 13-May-1986

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 233462

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HARDWICK MAIN STREET SP86NE (South side) 4/180 Manor Farmhouse 28/05/54 (Formerly listed as The Manor House)


Manor house. C14, C16, datestones 1775 and 1887 refer to restorations. Regular coursed limestone and limestone ashlar with slate roofs. Originally hall house with cross wing. 2 storeys with attic. Entrance front has gabled cross wing to left with Cl6 three-storey semi-circular bay window. First floor window is of 10 lights with stone mullions and transoms, other floors are 3- and 4-light stone-mullioned windows. Entrance to right of window has C19 plank door under shallow stone arch. One-window range to right is single storey with catslide roof. C19 canted wooden bay window with sashes with glazing bars. C20 door and wood surround to right. C18 two-storey wing attached to far right is rendered and has one sash window with glazing bars. Cross wing has ashlar gable parapets, ashlar stack at ridge and stone stack at end. Datestones above ground floor window to left. Elevation to left of cross wing has central C16 three-storey semi-circular bay window similar to the entrance front, with blank ground floor, 12-light first floor window and 5-light attic window. C14 corner buttresses, probably altered C16. Rear elevation has gabled cross wing to right with 2-and 3-stage buttresses to left and centre. Large blocked window at first floor has ashlar surround and square head. 2-light C14 window in gable. Two C20 windows at ground floor. 2-storey range to left was originally the hall and has 8-light casement with transom at ground floor and sash window in eaves dormers above. Ashlar gable parapets. Interior: hall is now subdivided and has open fireplace with bressumer. Early C19 staircase off the hall has stick balustrade. Large first floor room in cross wing was probably the solar and has C16 wooden fireplace surround with overmantle and arms of Nicholls family. Room below was probably the domestic offices. Roof structure of hall said to be original. Owned by Seymour and Nicholl families C14 to C16. (Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, p.246; Squires Homes and Other Old Buildings of Northamptonshire: J.A. Gotch, p.29).

Listing NGR: SP8510869753

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Gotch, J A , Squires Homes and Other Old Buildings of Northamptonshire, (1939), 29
Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, (1973), 246

National Grid Reference: SP 85108 69753


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