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Structure Name: Old Manor House

Description:
 
Largely ruined manor house, with a rear kitchen wing converted into a house in the 1960s.. The main block was east facing, with a pair of wings to the rear enclosing a small courtyard. The most prominent surviving feature is the centrally-positioned three storey porch tower on the east front, with an ornate rounded arched doorway and crenellations at the top. Of the main block, the west wall and parts of the southwest wing survive, and the northwest wing is now a house.
 

Extant: Yes

Legal Status: Listed Building Grade II*

Location: Mitford, NORTHUMBERLAND

Eastings: 416810m (view map)

Northings: 585560m (view map)

Position Accuracy: 20m

Positional Confidence: Absolute Certainty

Structure Types Identified: HOUSE, MANOR HOUSE, SERVICE WING

Historical Background
 
The Old Manor House was probably built on the site of an earlier residence.
 

Chronology:

  • EARLY 16TH CENTURY   Construction of manor house.
  • 17TH CENTURY AD   Rear wings constructed.
  • 1637   Porch tower constructed.
  • 1810   Extensive demolition and rebuilding work by Bertram Mitford.
        Entities Involved:
              Mitford, Bertram:
  • 1927   House renovated.
  • 1961 - 1962   Kitchen wing rebuilt as a house.

References:

  • Images of England
  • Keys To The Past
  • Northumberland SMR
  • Pevsner, N., Richmond, I., Grundy, J., McCombie, G., Ryder, P. and Welfare, H. (2001) The Buildings of England: Northumberland. London, Penguin Books, p.392

The information displayed in this page has been derived from authoritative sources, including any referenced above. Although substantial efforts were made to verify this information, the SINE project cannot guarantee its correctness or completeness.

 


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Last Modified 26 March 2004
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