Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1357410

Date first listed: 23-May-1967



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County: Northamptonshire

District: East Northamptonshire (District Authority)

Parish: Woodnewton

National Grid Reference: TL 03370 94453


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WOODNEWTON MAIN STREET TL0394 (North side) 19/202 Manor House 23/05/67 GV II Manor house. c.1740 for Seventh Earl of Westmorland, extended 1895. Squared coursed limestone with ashlar facade. Collyweston slate roof. Double depth plan; Palladian style. 2 storeys with attic. Main front of 3 bays under large pediment defining the gable end of the range. Centre bay breaks forward slightly. Central 6-panel door, with glazed toplights, has moulded stone surround with cornice above. Flanking 6-paned sash windows with plain ashler surrounds. Window frame, to left of entrance, is C18 with some original glass. 3 blank panels and broken pediment above. Central, first floor, 6-paned sash window has moulded stone architrave and is held in the pediment. Flanking bays each have sash window to ground and first floor with broad unmoulded architraves, those on the ground floor have round heads enclosing blind tympana. All sash windows are 6-paned with the exception of the ground floor right which is a C19 two-paned sash window. Cills of all ground floor windows are linked by a raised band. Moulded cornice at head of first floor windows also defines main gable pediment. Central sash window to attic has segmental head. Pediment to centre bay, at apex of gable, is also defined by moulded cornice. Large ashlar stack at apex. Late C19, single-storey one-bay extension to right has no windows to this elevation. Elevation of extension, to right, has sash windows and door, with ashlar surrounds. Side and rear elevation of main range have cross casements under wood lintels and flat stone arches. Centre bay of rear elevation breaks forward slightly. Late C19 extension to rear. Interior: spine beams and large open fireplace in kitchen, now blocked. The Seventh Earl of Westmorland whose principal residence was Apethorpe Hall (q.v.) held the manor of Woodnewton in the mid C18. The Manor House was probably used as a dower house as there is only one principal bedroom off the main staircase. (RCHM: An Inventory of Architectural Monuments in North Northamptonshire: p168)

Listing NGR: TL0337094453


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Legacy System number: 422536

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Inventory of Architectural Monuments in North Northamptonshire, (1984)

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