Manor House, Grandborough

Description of this historic site

The site of a possible Medieval manor house. The present house on this site appears to have been built during the Imperial period. It is situated on Daventry Road.

Notes about this historic site

1 A “Manor House” appears at this site on the 1849 tithe map.
2 Woolscott Manor Farm is an isolated house. ‘Quite clearly it was the nucleus of a lost deserted hamlet.’ However there is no evidence for a deserted village on the ground.
3 I cannot see from reference 1 why this should ‘quite clearly’ be a deserted site.
4 The present house has a yellow brick front, stone sides and from the exterior appears 19th century. A field survey of Grandbrough parish suggests this farmhouse may be the nucleus of a deserted settlement. They mention ridge and furrow in close proximity to the farmhouse. None of this was evident when the site was visited, but some of the fields had crops in and could not be fully investigated.

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