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Historic Buildings of Northamptonshire, England

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Historic Buildings of Northamptonshire


Image right - Cottesbrooke Hall, Northampton

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The object of this project is to provide information about historic buildings in the county of Northamptonshire, with links to sub-projects for specific buildings as appropriate. GENi profiles of people associated with those establishments can be linked to this project and/or to individual projects where they have been set up.

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Historic houses in alphabetical order

Including Castles, Abbeys, Priories, Manor Houses, Mansions, Stately Homes, Country houses, Estate houses, Courts, Halls, Parks and other listed buildings of historic interest.

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● Althorp House

Apethorpe Hall

● Arthingworth Manor

● Astrop House

● Astwell Castle

● Aynhoe Park


● Barnwell Manor

● Barton Seagrave

● Blakesley Hall

● Blisworth

● Boughton House


● Canons Ashby House

● Castle Ashby Manor

● Caswell

● Cosgrove

Cottesbrooke Hall - Grade I listed country house and estate. The Cottesbrooke estate was purchased in 1635 by Sir John Langham, 1st Baronet, a rich London merchant and MP. It descended in the Langham family to the 4th Baronet, who in 1702 began the building of the present hall. Sir James Langham, 7th Baronet was High Sheriff of Northamptonshire for 1897 and MP for Northamptonshire from 1784 to 1790. Sir James, the 11th baronet, had mental issues and the estate was managed by Sir Herbert Langham, his brother and eventual successor. In 1877 the Hall was let for several months to the Empress Elisabeth of Austria as a base for a hunting holiday. In 1911 financial pressures forced the family to sell the estate to Captain Robert Bingham Brassey, MP and move to County Fermanagh. Since 1937 Cottesbrooke has been the home of the MacDonald-Buchanan family. In 1937-8 they employed Lord Gerald Wellesley (later the 7th Duke of Wellington) to make alterations to the Hall, including changing the entrance front to the other side of the house.

● Courteenhall

● Cransley Hall

● Crostwight Hall

● Croyland Abbey, Wellingborough


● Deene Park

● Drayton House


● Easton Neston

Edgecote House Northamptonshire (Now Oxfordshire)

● Eydon Hall


● Finedon Hall


● Gayton Manor House

● Glassthorpe Manor (demolished)


● Highgate House

● Holdenby House




● Kelmarsh Hall

● Ken Hill (house)

● King's Sutton

● Kirby Hall



● Lamport Hall

● Laxton Hall

● Lilford Hall

● Lyveden New Bield




● Oakleigh House




● Rockingham Castle

● Rushton Hall

● Rushton Triangular Lodge


● Sheringham Park

Southwick Manor Sir John Knyvet, Lord Chancellor of England (c.1322 - 1381)

● Stoke Park Pavilions

Sulgrave Manor,ancestral home of George Washington




  • Winwick Manor - This 16th century manor is said to be the oldest inhabited house in Northamptonshire. It ic currently two private residences originally built by the Andrews family who inherited the estate by marriage. THe building is in H form with an arch boasting the family arms. It was purchased in 1611 by the Craven family but after the death of Sir William Craven in 1707 it appears it has mainly been rented. THis regime saw the building deteriorate, a section was even lost, until rescued by Captain Geoffrey Stewart and in 1920 the new owner, Eric Brand Butler-Henderson, had a new wing built. The Manor was later purchased in 1937 and extended further by George Hooton Spencer.


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