An important Grade II listed family home with a long history and well appointed for comfortable modern living. The Manor House is set in the heart of a friendly village in North Lincolnshire, close to the market town of Brigg.
An important Grade II listed family home with a long history and well appointed for comfortable modern living. With origins going back at to the 1500s and earlier, The Manor House is set in the heart of a friendly village in North Lincolnshire, close to the market town of Brigg. It stands in grounds of approximately an acre including a separate plot of 0.2 of an acre available for purchase with full planning permission for an additional property in keeping with The Manor.
This is a large family home with gardens to match, and extensive outbuildings. Throughout the house the original features have been preserved, with a major refurbishment having been undertaken by the present owner. Recent history includes use as an officers’ mess for the Halifax, Wellington and Lancaster bombers based at RAF Elsham Wolds in World War II. Also during the war, it provided separate lodgings for prisoners of war who worked on nearby farms and slept in the loft.
The Manor House is an outstanding example of a single story open hall house evolving into a large farm house over the centuries. As a home of real historical significance, it is included in the Lincolnshire volume of the definitive reference work, The Buildings of England, by Nikolaus Pevsner.
During the late 17th or early 18th century the original ‘open hall’ house was modified to include a large chimney stack, a first floor and the height of the house was raised throughout. Existing foundations and features (the timber framed ‘cruck’ construction, for example) date the house to the 16th century. Some of the original wooden frame which remains embedded in brick and stonework may be evidence of an even earlier history. Earlier in the 19th century there was the addition of the rear wing, and the stable and granary buildings.
The property has been sympathetically restored in keeping with Historic England guidelines, and this can be seen in many of the features such as windows – which are all slightly different – and the thickness of walls. Where timber has been replaced it’s been on a like for like basis, and where walls have required repair it has been done using lime mortar. Central heating is gas fired and the boiler has recently been replaced and upgraded.
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