Northborough Manor House

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Northborough Castle Farmhouse
Cambridgeshire, England
The gatehouse, Northborough Hall - geograph.org.uk - 672519.jpg
The gatehouse to Northborough Castle
Northborough Castle Farmhouse is located in Cambridgeshire
Northborough Castle Farmhouse
Coordinatesgrid reference TF151078
TypeFortified manor house
Site information
Site history
MaterialsRubble masonry and dressed masonry[1]
 
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Northborough Castle Farmhouse
Cambridgeshire, England
The gatehouse, Northborough Hall - geograph.org.uk - 672519.jpg
The gatehouse to Northborough Castle
Northborough Castle Farmhouse is located in Cambridgeshire
Northborough Castle Farmhouse
Coordinatesgrid reference TF151078
TypeFortified manor house
Site information
Site history
MaterialsRubble masonry and dressed masonry[1]

Northborough Manor House, also known as Northborough Hall or Northborough Castle Farmhouse, is a medieval fortified manor house, and Grade I listed building in the village of Northborough in Cambridgeshire, England.[1]

History[edit]

Northborough Castle was built between 1333 and 1336 by Roger Northburgh, the Bishop of Lichfield; of the original manor, only the gatehouse and the hall still survive.[2] The result, according to historian Anthony Emery, was "one of the finest" fortified manors in Cambridgeshire.[3] The gatehouse is dominated by a huge gateway, which, whilst it did not have a drawbridge or portcullis, provided considerable protection to the manor behind it.[4] The hall typified the 14th century fashion for improved lighting, with bay windows placed regularly along the line of the hall, and was decorated with wall paintings.[5] Some 16th and 17th-century extensions to the castle were made.[6] Today, the castle is a Grade I listed building.[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "1126697 - The National Heritage List for England | English Heritage". List.english-heritage.org.uk. Retrieved 2013-11-02. 
  2. ^ Astley, p.130: Emery (2006), p.174.
  3. ^ Emery (2006), p.174.
  4. ^ Emery (2006), p.185.
  5. ^ Emery (2007), pp.50-1, 84.
  6. ^ a b "Northborough Castle", the Gatehouse webpage, accessed 21 April 2011.

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