MANOR HOUSE NORTHAMPTONSHIRE
Grade II* Listed
External and Internal alterations and refurbishment of a Northamptonshire Manor House described by Sir Nikolaus Pevsner in his Authoritative Guide to the Buildings of England as being of architectural and historical interest, with interventions firstly in the Jacobean period and then in 1890 by the eminent Victorian architect J A Gotch.
Paul Bancroft Architects were approached by a the purchasers of an Historic Grade II* Country Manor House dating from the 12th Century to advise on the potential of transforming it into a family home for the 21st Century.
Extensive external repairs & conservation were carried out whilst Planning Approval & listed Building Consent were sought. The external fabric has been retained essentially in original form, with the internal plan optimised to suit a single family occupation. Our proposals tackled the shortfall in the provision of family living spaces especially at ground floor level in the form of informal living areas. The opening up of the ground floor kitchen area provides informal family living areas with a southerly aspect over the garden and river.
At first floor level provision of a principal bedroom suite and further en-suite facilities upgraded the accommodation to a standard commensurate with the requirements of modern single family occupation in a dwelling of this scale.
The core historic areas of the building remained untouched other than integrating a new electrical and heating installation and the removal of unfortunate 20th Century `improvements’.