On the Borders
And Bucks

The Manor House Passenham


(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
County Residence

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

Lounge Hall

(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

Drawing Room

(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.)


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.

O.S. No. Description Area Total Tenant Tenancy Est. Rent Burdens
Pt136 Manor House, grounds etc. 2.564   In hand ---------- £150 0 0 Tithe £5 5 11
137 Hop Yard .853         Fee Farm Rent
138 Backwater .336         £8 8 1
Pt141 Part of River Ouse .250          
158 Part of New Close 3.612          
159 Robin's Leys 9.479          
    ------- 17.094        


(Coloured Pink on Plan No. 2)

A Set of Farm Buildings

including the TWO WONDERFUL OLD BARNS previously referred to.

Built with buttressed stone walls in the monastic style, with tiled roof supported at the
eaves by wide oak brackets. Inside, the unique old oak timber work and the beams are
carried by Oak Corbels.

The Barn known as “The Tithe Barn” is of immense size and could be usefully used in connection with the House or Parish.

There is also a SECONDARY BARN equally interesting.

A stone and tiled 5-bay Cattle Shed with Loose Box and Yard. Cart Horse Stable for six. Harness Room and other accommodation.

The buildings are at present in the occupation of Mr. Frost (the adjoining owner) at a yearly rent not yet settles, but estimated at £40 per annum.

O.S. No. Description Area Total Tenant Tenancy Est. Rent Burdens
Pt136 Two Barns and Yard .250   Mr. W. J. N. Yearly £40 0 0  
Pt155 Part of Old Garden .125   Frost      
    ----- .375        

LOT 10

(Coloured Blue on Plan No. 2)

Passenham Mill


extending to

22 acres, 2 roods, 15 poles

Forming an excellent Small Holding, in addition to which a lucrative grinding and
corn business could be carried on. £1,275

The House

Is substantially built of brick with slated roof and contains: Sitting Room, Kitchen,
Scullery, Dairy, 4 Bedrooms, and outside Lodges.

There is also a Productive Garden

The Mill

is expensively built of stone with tiled or slated roof and has three floors.

Cheap power is provided by a Mill Race with two water wheels to drive four pairs of stones.

Modern machinery could easily be fitted, or it would form an excellent power station for the provision of electric light to the Manor House and for grinding.

In addition to the Mill is a compact set of

Stone Built and Slated Farm Buildings

surrounding a yard, and comprising: Cow House for three, Stable for four, three-bay shelter Shed, two Piggeries and a four-bay Implement Shed.

The Meadow Land

to be sold with this Lot is WONDERFULLY PRODUCTIVE

O.S. No. Description Area Total Tenant Tenancy Est. Rent Burdens
Pt120 Part of River Ouse .137         Tithe Rent
122 The Break 2.354         Charges paid by
Pt123 Part of River Ouse .050   In hand ------ £100 0 0 Landlord
124 Denton's Meadow 4.857         £6 2 4
125 The Breaks .595          
126 The Break .510          
Pt127 Part of River Ouse .131          
128 Denton's Holme 6.817          
131 The Meadow 3.939          
132 The Mill House, Buildings, etc. .495          
133 Paddock 1.084          
Pt141 Part of River Ouse 1.625          
    ------- 22.594        

NOTE: The Property is sold subject to Fee Farm Rents of £1 7 8 and 2/8.