(Coloured Green on Plan No. 2)
The Manor House, Passenham
On the borders of Northamptonshire and Bucks.
1 mile west of Stony Stratford (Watling Street main road), 3 miles from Wolverton, L.
& N.W. Main Line, 53 miles from London.
Extends to 17 acres, 0 roods, 15 poles.
This is a fine old gabled Seventeenth Century
of importance, delightfully situated on the banks of the Ouse.
Between the road and the House are Lawns overshadowed by fine old trees with a winding drive to the east front and stable yard.
The old stone-built porch entrance gives access to a
(26 ft. x 13 ft. from which there is also an entrance to the pleasure gardens.
The principal reception rooms include:-
A Dining Room with a Bay Window
(19 ft. x 16 ft.) with folding doors to the
(26 ft. x 16ft.) which is an exceedingly pleasant apartment with bay windows over-
looking the pleasure grounds and fitted with a carved marble mantelpiece.
Comfortable Breakfast Room
(20 ft. x 20 ft.)
A Principal Staircase
Rising from the Hall gives access to a wide corridor on the first floor, off which are
Two Principal Bedchambers
(17 ft. x 15ft. and 19 ft. x 16ft.)
SIX OTHER WELL-PROPORTIONED BEDROOMS, LARGE DAY AND NIGHT
NURSERIES, two W.C.’s, also TWO SERVANTS’ ROOMS and a SECONDARY
Water is raised by a force pump to tanks in the House.
The Old World Pleasure Gardens
Which border the banks of the Ouse are particularly attractive and sheltered from the
cold winds by ornamental timber. The wonderful old Barns, more fully described later
in Lot 9, and picturesque stone walls, while the fine old tower of St. Guthlac’s Church adjoining adds delightfully to the charm.
In addition to the front lawns, is a tennis lawn and formal garden on the S.W. side of the Residence, with a conservatory adjoining the House.
Near by are PRODUCTIVE KITCHEN GARDENS, one of which is walled in.
Among other attractions of this delightful old pleasance is a Plantation adjoining the River Ouse, with Woodland Walks.
The Stable and Outbuildings
Comprise a central range of 3 Loose Boxes and 2 Stalls, Pony Stable, Harness Room,
2 Motor Houses, Hay and Corn Loft and Groom’s Bedroom.
OTHER RANGES include a set of Piggeries, Tool Houses, Potting Sheds, Wood Stores, Forcing Houses, etc.
The property also includes
Two Closes of Rich Feeding Land
Situated immediately opposite the front entrance gate to the Residence.