DESCRIPTION OF THE FARM BUILDINGS AND GROUND, TAKEN
FROM THE AUCTIONEER`S BROCHURE
The Manor farm`s ground was mainly south sloping bounded
by a small stream towards the parish's of Earl Shilton and Barwell.
The 169 acres was divided more or less equally between arable
and pasture. The farmhouse itself comprised - Dining room, Drawing
room and Breakfast room together with a large Kitchen with Range
( coal fired oven). Also included was a Scullery with two
coppers, sink and soft water pump, Boot hole and Dairy with tiled
floor. House maids pantry with soft water pump and sink, pantry
and underground cellarage.
1st. floor, Five best
bed and dressing rooms, bathroom plus two servants bedroom, drinking
water pump and coal house outside.
The farm house is well served with a small flower
garden, good fruit and kitchen garden, walled on two sides leading
onto mature orchard with apple, pear and walnut.
The farm buildings
These consisted of Saddle room
with copper, large loose box, Hen house, calf pen, two pig sties,
loose box, Cow pen for two, standing for four beasts, large box
for young cattle. A four bay implement hovel, Hay barn, Cart horse
stable for four, a Trap house (motor shed) Workshop and
three granaries plus modern Milking parlour and Cow shed.
The buildings on opposite side
of Barwell road -consisted of a Cattle shed for nine cows, water
being supplied by pump from well. A barn with mixing place, plus
Chaff house and Engine house (for the mill). Adjacent was a Large
five bay Dutch barn with a three bay open shed and yard, this
together with a Small thatched cottage adjoining.