Manor Farm


Manor Farm also Mansel Farm c.1980s

The older surviving houses in the village are built of local limestone and were presumably originally thatched. A cottage at the Green (no. 7) and a former farmhouse, later the Barley Mow public house, both date from the 17th century, as do two more ambitious houses in Yardley Road, The Elms and Mansel Farm House. Both are of three bays, with two-unit plans, on two storeys with attics. The Elms has ovolo-moulded mullioned windows to the first floor; Mansel Farm House has a moulded stone surround, with a pulvinated frieze and broken pediment on brackets to the central front door. Both have collar-truss roofs with wind-braced purlins. (fn. 36)

Riden

Plan c.1881
17th Century limestone, Three bays, Two unit plan, Two storeys, Attics, moulded stone surround, with a pulvinated frieze and broken pediment on brackets to the central front door. Collar-truss roofs with wind-braced purlins

Ref: Date Occupant
all that small close or inclosed ground adjoining or near to the said messe or tenement called the Manor House which sd last mentd close was then also in the occupon of Jabez Scrivener and together with the sd two closes called the Homeclose and Homestead & piece of land attached comprised the 2nd Allotmt of 14a. 0r. 23p. made to the sd John Rye on the sd inclosure
Census 1841 William Clarke
Estate Survey 1843 William Clarke Manor Farm
Census 1851 William Clarke
Census 1861 William Clarke
Census 1871 William Clarke
Church Register 1873 William Wilson Clarke buried Dec 16 aged 63
Abstract of Title 1920 1881 William Clarke called Upper Farm
Census 1881 John Clarke
Census 1891 Un occupied
Census 1901 Henry Benfield
Kelly's Directory 1903 Harry Grant-Thorold J.P.
Census 1911 Harry Patman - Shipping Agent
Kelly's Directory 1914 Henry Patman
Electoral Roll
1919
Henry Patman
Electoral Roll (Spring) 1920 Henry Patman
Electoral Roll (Autumn) 1920 Robert Penson
Electoral Roll (Autumn) 1924 Robert Penson
Electoral Roll (Spring) 1926 Walter John Scott - Manor House
Electoral Roll 1927 Walter John Scott - Manor House
No mention of Manor Farm in the Electoral Rolls between these dates
Electoral Roll 1936 Richard Knibb
Newspaper report 1939 R. Knibb
Kelly's Directory 1940 Fras. Arth. Alex Hewson
Newspaper
1943
Alex Hewson leaving
Electoral Roll 1946 Rose I. Cross & Percy Lyman
Electoral Roll 1948 Rose I. Cross
Electoral Roll 1949 Michael R. Maycock
1998 Andrew Tweedale

Northampton Mercury June 30th 1787

The first week in August, will be SOLD by AUCTION, unless disposed of by Private Contract, of which timely Notice will be given.

A complete, small, Old-inclosed FARM, in the Parish of COSGROVE, in the County of Northampton, known by the Name of Hill-House-Manor-Farm, being a Manor of itself. The House is delightfully situated, and capable of being made, at a small Expence, fit for the Reception of a genteel Family; there being a good Quarry of Stone upon the Estate; and Plenty of thriving Timber. The Land is well watered.

Cosgrove is about two Miles from Stony Stratford, and near Wakefield, the Seat of the Duke of Grafton. The Convenience and Situation of the said Farm, render it a most eligible Purchase.

For further Particulars, apply to Mr. Ward, Great Linford, near Newport Pagnell


Cosgrove Estate Schedule 1843

William Clarke - Manor Farm
22 The House Close
Pasture
4 1 14
23 Orchard  S .... & Pond 
 
  1 3
24 Six Acres
Arable
6 0 23
25 Homestead
Homestead
2 0 9
26 7 Acres Piece
Arable
6 3 25
27 8 Acres
Arable
7 3 35
28 9 Acres
Arable
9 2 3
29 14 Acres
Arable
14 2 30
30 9 Acres
Arable
10 2 9
31 Barley Hills
Arable
12 2 15
32 Barley Hills
Arable
12 0 39
33 Barley Hills
Arable
11 2 13
34 Barley Hills
Arable
12 3 30
35 Sancey Leys
Pasture
10 2 22
36 Sancey Leys
Pasture
10 0 20
37 The Slipe
Pasture
1 1 3
38 The Meadow
meadow
27 0 25
39 The 15 Acres
Arable
15 2 10
40 The Hovel Close
Pasture
16 2 21
41 Top Moors
Pasture
9 0 0
42 Middle Moors
Pasture
8 1 28
43 Lawthorn
Pasture
12 3 35
   
Total
223 2 12

Cosgrove Hall
April 6th 1853

Part of a letter to Mr. E. Fisher (land Agent)

Mr Clark and I had a few words respecting the £100 job I am perfectly aware of his disinclination to spend any money himself, and gave him to understand as much before we started, he is decidedly the most [contentious] fellow I have to deal with, and I have no wish to do more for him than you consider necessary.

Yours Truly

J. C. Mansel


May 1853

An Estimate for Alterations and Repairs at Mr William Clark’s House for J. C. Mansel Esqr Cosgrove

I hereby Engage to take down and clean away Old Chimneys Provide Materials & Build a Stack of Three Flues at each End of the House Provide & fix New Staircase Handrail & Ballusters and New Staircase to Attic with Partition Provide & fix 5 New 2in double moulded Doors and Frames refix 5 Old Do and Frames Fix one stud and Lath Partition Lay New 1in Deal Floor to Four Rooms Black & Red Squares to Hall Floor New Ceiling to Bedroom New Studding Ceiling Joist and Partitions to 3 Attics and Lath Plaster Float & Set Do 3 New Dormer windows with sashes & Flat Tops Repairing & firring up Old Roof & Tiling Do with Old Tiles and fixing New Arris Ridge fix New Box Chimney Piece (Stone) and Three others One Hearth Stone Form Trimmer Arches New Skirting Round Four Rooms Build with 9in Brickwork to Internal walls Provide & Fix 3 Large Cupboards Render float & set walls and make good all damaged work Insert 2 Iron Tie Rods with Plates Nuts and Screws thro’ the House New Back Door and Frame Provide & fix 2 Sashes and Frames on Ground Floor and one Do in Passage Fix 3 Sashes on 1st floor Lay New 1in Deal Floor on Oak Joists in Parlour New 1¼in Framed Shutters with fastenings & complete to Two windows on Ground Floor and complete the whole of the work in a good and workmanlike manner £225:0:0

Dated this 18th day of May 1853

Alf Hailey

The sand to be provided by J. C. Mansel Esqr

The carting to be done by Mr Wm Clark


Mr Clarke’s House at Cosgrove

Specifications
Sept 13th 1853

Ordered

Mr Clarke’s House Cosgrove
An Estimation for the Repairs and Alterations according to Plan & Specification amount to the sum of Eighty Eight Pounds

To take off the present old Roof & put on such of old Timbers good & suitable finding new Deal for remainder Covering of Plain Tiles Burut in the Neighbourhood will cost the sum of Forty Pounds

N.B. also includes part rebuilding Gables

A Specification of Repairs and Alterations to the Farm House in the occupation of Mr Clarke at Cosgrove.

Parlour

To take out present Door and Frame and to put in new 1½ Four panel Moulded Door hung to 5½in x 1½in rebated casings with 2in x 1in moulded Architrave hung with new 3½in wrought Butts repair and put on the Old Lock the Studding over Door head to be new and made flush with the Old Walls with Lath and Plaster. Fix new 7in x 1in Deal Torus Skirting round Room.
Take up part of the Old Oak floor where the Joists are defective and relay on new 3in x 4in Oak joists sufficient to make same sound and in good repair
Repair Plastering

Entrance

Repair the Front Door and make Door Casings good to top of new Step the nosing of top Step to be flush with outside of Front Wall.
Take away present Steps and Fix three new 3in York Stone Steps & Risers with chamfered Nosings thus 4.1 x1.6 each step. Take up Old Stone Floor & relay with 6in Blue and red Newcastle Quarries angleways, where tinted Blue on Plan.
Repair ceiling with new Lath and Plastering refix Skirting, and Repair Plastering where required.

Sitting Room

Fix new 7in x 1in deal Torus Shirting Plaster with Cement between Grate and Chimney Piece

Kitchen

Fix a new 5½ x 3in deal Door Jambs Tenanted into Old Lintel & a new 5in x 4in Oak Stile Jambs to be rebated and chamfered, new case Old Lintel. Hang a new 1in deal wrought rebated beaded and Ledged Door with strong Hinges New 10in Stock Lock and proper Bolts
Fix the best Old Steps from the Front Door and repair Old Paving to outside with the Old Stones.
Take down and rebuild Old Oven finding all new materials that may be acquired to make the same good and safe for use.

Cellar

Lath and two Coat Plaster the underside of Joists under Sitting Room & replace the old plastering and Walls.
Fix 4 new Oak nosings to Steps and new String Board, and repair Steps.

Chamber No 1.

Fix new 7in x ¾in torus Shirting; New 2in x 1in Architraves to Door
Hang new 1¼in four Panel Door with Spring Latch complete.

Passage

Fix new Skirting 7in x ¾in
And Architraves to Doorways

Chamber No 2

Fix new 7in x ¾in Torus Skirting; New Stone Slips Chimney Piece, and Hearth Stone.
New Lath and two coats Plaster Ceiling
New Four panel 1¼in framed Door with proper Hinges and Spring Latch, with Architraves as before described.

Middle Chamber

New four panel Door, Architraves, Hinges and Spring Latch as described before New 7in x ¾in Skirting Do.

Servant Girls Bedroom

Take down Old partition next to Closet to make good the other Partition Studd and Plaster up present Doorway and fix and hang New four panel Door (same as before described) to suit new Plan

Staircases

Take down the present Staircase & Fix new 1in Deal Steps and Risers with a 11in x 1in Housed String Boards to suit new Plan
Cutting away Old Beam and Floor and supporting same in Pantry with proper Studds.
Also to fix a New Staircase over the last described into Attics as shown Enclose same with ¾in rebated and beaded Boards to side next Passage and a Ledged Stairfoot Door to match enclose the same from Roof over Kitchen part with Studding Lath and Plaster leaving a Doorway into same as shewn and hang one of the old Chamber Doors with old Hinges & Fastenings

Attics

The two new Chambers and Passage as shewn on Plan of Attics to be constructed with Studding to the bottom Purlines and new Ceiling joists across the top
Purlines To be Lathed and two coats Plastered to same and Old Rafters between Purlines also to Lath and Plaster the present Old Studd Partitions. Plaster the Walls and other parts to suit new plan. Hang 3 of the old Chamber Doors with proper fastenings. Lay new inch spruce deal floor on old Joists as shewn

Roofs

The Old Roofs to be strengthened with stretchers and supports where required.

Windows

To Make and Fix, Six New Windows, as shewn on Plan of Deal with Oak Sills 1½in deal Sash Casements with one Light hung to each Frame New 1in deal Window Boards an bearers, & all proper casings, and fittings, Hinges & proper Fastenings Glazed with good 2in Crown Glass to the Front rooms and Chambers over. 10 x 5 stone sills to the Five Front Windows as shewn
Two New 2 Light Window Frames with Casements as above described to Servants Bed Room as shewn New 1½ deal Casement to Windows in Kitchen and Pantry next to Street one Light to open in each Window the other Windows Viz one in Kitchen two in Servants Bedrooms & Passage to be made in good repair with the Old Glass and Frames from the Front & fixing new deal Window Boards &c to make the same complete. Rehang all the present old Shutters repairing same as may be required The whole of the old Chamber & Passage Floors to be repaired using up the present staircase in such parts as may be most suitable also to include in the Estimate all necessary repairs to make the House in a good Tenantable Repair & altho’ not distinctly described in the Specification

To point round the outside Walls where defective & more particularly near the Foundation the Chimney Top to be rebuilt to make it in good repair


1858

Specification & Estimate of New Buildings and Repairs at Mr Wm Clarke’s
Cosgrove for J. C. Mansel Esqr

Roof of House

Take off the Thatch to Roof, Fir out old Rafters and provide New as may be required cover the same with best Bangor Countess Slates with 2 Nails in each slate on stout fir Lath, provide & lay Lead Vallies in 1in Deal Boarding, Cover the Ridge with Staffordshire Arris Ridge Tiles, Repair Brickwork to Chimney Heads.

 Forming 4 Attics and general repairing House

Lay 1in White Deal Floor and new Joists where required & fir out old Do Fix Studding from Floor to Purline, New Fir Ceiling joist 3½ x 2 Fix ¾ x 5½ Square skirting, Lath & plaster Ceilings & Stud Partitions and plaster walls, Fix New Dormer window with Glass &c. all complete Break thro’ House wall at each Gable End and Fix New Solid window Frames with 2in Sashes & Glass, 3 New 1½ Sqr Frames Door & Linings, Cut thro’ & Fix Two New Staircases to Attics divide store room with Lath & Stud New Door with Lock & Hinges for forming Passage to Mans Attic, Fix Railing to Top of Landing Take up & relay Parlour Floor & provide new Do as may be required with New Joists & Sleepers & Fix New 9in moulded skirting round room Repair Ceiling in Hall, Fix New Skirting in Passages, Kitchen & Bedroom Alter & Raise window opening in Kitchen and lead Fix New Do with Glass Complete The other window to have New Lead Lights, Fix New 1¼ shutters to Do New Door & Frame & Stone Steps to Back Entrance Break thro’ stone wall from Kitchen to old Dairy and fix New Door & Frame widen the other Door and fix New Door and Frame in Do and Repair Plaster to Ceiling Fix New window in Pantry, New Door in Bedroom, Repair Cellar Ceiling

Front of House

Take out old windows and Fix 6 New Do and Frames lower stonework to receive New Do (Shashes & Frames provided) Fix stone sills to Do, provide & fix New Front Door and Jambs, point and Colour Front of House, Fix New Fascia & spouting Complete the forgoing works for the sum of Two Hundred and Nineteen Pounds Seventeen Shillings
£219:17:0

New Dairy New Brewhouse & Passage crossed out in pencil

New Dairy

Break thro’ Stone wall for Two Door openings and 1 window Do, Fix 2 New Doors and Frames Hung Complete the Door next Passage to have wirework and shutter, New window all complete, Excavate ground & Build New 18in Stone wall for dividing lay New Brick Floor, New Lath & Plaster to Ceiling and plaster the walls for the Sum of Thirteen Pounds Sixteen Shillings
£13:16:0

New Brewhouse & Passage

Build up Stone walls on the old foundation & raise the walls of Present old Brewhouse Build division walls for Coal & Knife House Form Flue, Build oven, reset 2 Coppers, Form Fire place, 2 New Doors & Frames, 2 New windows Cover the Roof with Countess Slating on proper Fir Timbers, Fix Staffordshire Arris Ridge, Point and Limewhite inside walls, lay Drain Complete the above works for the Sum of Sixty Three Pounds Sixteen Shillings
£63:16:0

Dated this 5th Day of July 1858
Alf Hailey

N.B. The Stone & Sand to be provided by J. C. Mansel


Wolverton Road May 18/59

Dear Sir

I much apologise for not answering your favour before but I have been from home for a few days have enclosed a plan of the proposed alterations at Mr Clark, it will be a great improvement Mr C is very anxious to have it done as the old place is in such a dilapidated state I have been there today and accidently met Mr Mansell who said he hoped it would be soon arranged  and he was about leaving home if you should favour me with the order it shall be executed in the best manner and with dispatch thank you for your all favours

I am Sir

Your Obit Servant

Alf Hailey

To Ed Fisher Esqr


1859

Ordered & finished

Plans of Proposed Alterations at
Mr Clarke’s
COSGROVE

Ordered & finished 1859

1859  
£
s
d
July To Building New Dairy at Mr Clarke's Cosgrove as Per estimate
13
14
0
  To Building New Brewhouse Coal House Passage all Complete with fittings as per Estimate
63
16
0
Oct To taking up lowering & relaying Drains covering well riring & cementing Brick Cesspools &c 10 - 6in Paving Squares 120 Building Bricks, 2 Barrows Mortar ½ Bush Cement, Bricklayer & Labr 2½ Days
1
5
6
  Taking up old Paving removing and Levelling Ground Labourer 3½ Days 
 
8
9
  79 yds Pebble Pitchen Labour 
2
6
1
  44 yds Brick flat in Mortar and Jointed in Cement in Yard
5
10
0
   
87
2
4

Hailey Estimate

9th day of May 1860

Specification of New Buildings and Repairs at Mr Wm Clarke’s for J. C. Mansel Esqr

New Bedrooms Kitchen &c.

To take down wall at Back of House roof over Kitchen &c rebuild same to the height required raise the Front Wall refix Timbers to Roof and make good deficiency with New and cover same with best countess slating and arris ridge, fix New 4in x 2in Ceiling Joists 8 x 2¼, Stud partitions 3 x 3 filled in with 3 x 2 No 3 2in Casements & frames with proper fastenings to 3 Bedrooms, ¾ x 7 Moulded Skirting to Do, 2 New 1½in Sqr framed Doors & Jambs with Latches bolts & hinges, fix a New Stone Chimney Piece in Bedroom Stone hearth and back hearth and Rumford Stove, Lath & plaster Ceilings and stud partitions and plaster the walls, turn trimmer arch & provide Chimney bar No 2 New windows in Kitchen with shutters New Back door and Frame with fittings and Stone Step

Roof of House

Take off the old Thatch to roof of House fir out Rafters and replace with new where required, cover the roof with best Countess Slating with 2 Line Nails in each slate on stout fir lath, Staffordshire Arris Ridge set in Cement lay lead vallies on 1in Boards repair Brickwork to Chimney heads, Fix New Fascia to Front & End, New 4in half round Spouting with proper heads & shoes

General Repairs

Take out old windows to Front and one Do at End alter openings & fix 6 New Do (to be provided all Complete)and make good, provide & fix stone windows Sill to these windows, New 2in Front Door & Jambs Lock & bolts, New 9in Skirting in Parlour & take up & replay floor of Do & provide New boards Joists & Sleepers as may be required, repair Plaster in Hall & Cellar and Lead Light to Cellar window, Fix New Skirting in Passages Kitchen & Bedrooms, provide & fix New 1in ledged door & frame, from passage to the Dairy and one External door & frame, 2 New 2in Casements & Frames with oak sills hung complete in Passage upstairs, Paint all the New woodwork 3 times in good vils colour New 2in Casement Light in Pantry, the back window sill to be brick & cement

The old Materials to be used which is sound & good

The Stone & sand to be provided by J. C. Mansel Esqr

Thereby Engaged to Complete the whole of the works for the sum of Two Hundred and Seventeen Pounds

£217:0:0

Dated this 9th day of May 1860
Alfd Hailey
Wolverton Road
Stony Stratford

1860
May 9th To New Buildings allteration & repairs at Mr Wm Clarke's Cosgrove as Per Estimate
217
0
0
May  To Cementing Hog Looms at Hisworth Farm
1 Cask Portland Cement
15
0
Plasterer & Labr 1 Day
7
0
To Laying Drain from Dairy to Hog Loom
22 ft run 2in Staffordshire Socket Pipe
7
4
1 Peck Cement
1
0
Bricklayer & Labr 1 Day
6
6
Extra work at Mr Clarke's
To Sinking well & driving heading as per Acc
4
6
0
1000 Bricks for Steining 
1
7
0
17½ yds Lath & plaster to Ceiling of End Bedroom
1
1
10
1½ Sqr Stud partition to Do 
19
6
32 yds Lath & Plaster to Do
2
0
0
28 ft run 57 x ¾ Moulded Skirting
7
0
2 Sets Single rebated Jambs
10
0
Bro ford
229
8
2
4 Sets Architrave Mouldings & New fixed sash, over Door
7
6
Reping & rehanging 2 Doors
7
0
New 1½ Door Jambs & fixing to Mr Clarke's Bedroom
1
7
0
To providing & fixing New Staircase Handrail & Ballasters Complete
6
0
0
11 ft Super ¾ Casing to Beam
3
8
½ Sqr New Ceiling Joist over Do
7
0
35 ft Super Stud partition 
5
0
14 Yds Lath & Plaster to Do
17
6
11 Yds Staffordshire quarry floor in Passage
1
18
6
New Door to Parlour Moulded 2 Sides with fittings & rebated Jambs complete
1
10
0
To providing New Pump & part New pipe in Well covering over 2 wells laying Drain, Cesspool in Cement & making good pitching
½ Bush Cement
2
0
Bricklayer & Labr 2¼ Days New Deal casing oak Standard & Sill 
18
0
3 oak Stages in well
18
0
Carpenter 2 Days
7
8
16ft Stout 1¾ Pipe 4 Joints
2
4
0
6ft of 3¾ Barrell 5 Joints
2
5
0
2 Stout Lead Collars 2 Coach Screws
3
6
Soldering in Brass Valve & Copper Cylinder & 2 Joints
9
0
2ft 3in of 4in Barrel 1 Joint
17
0
1 Top Collar & Soldering on
2
0
22
3
11
£251
12
1

Wolverton Road Stony Stratford
March 22 1861

Recieved of J. C. Mansel Esqr by Payment of Edwd Fisher Esqr the sum of One Hundred Pounds on Act of work at Mr Wm Clarke's Cosgrove
£100

Alfred Hailey


Wolverton Road Stony Stratford
Dec 9th 1861

Received of J. C. Mansel Esqr by payment of Edwd Fisher Esqr the sum of Sixty Pounds Sixteen Shiilings & Sixpence balance of Act for Mr Wm Clarke's allterations

£60:0:0 Alfred Hailey


Abstract of the Title 1881
of Major Harry Grant Thorold to an Estate situate in the Parishes of Cosgrove and Furtho in the County of Northampton

Manor Farm
Farm Fields &c. in the occupation of the Executors of William Clarke
22 The House Close
Pasture
4
1
14
23 Orchard Pond &c.
1
3
24 Six Acres
Arable
6
0
23
25 Homestead
2
0
9
26 Seven Acre Piece
6
3
25
27 Eight Acres
Arable
7
3
35
28 Nine Acres
9
2
3
29 Fourteen Acres
14
2
30
30 Nine Acres
10
2
9
31 Barley Hills
12
2
15
32 Barley Hills
12
2
15
33 Barley Hills
11
2
13
34 Barley Hills
12
3
30
35 Sancey Leys
Pasture
10
2
11
36 Sancey Leys
10
0
20
37 The Slipe
1
1
3
38 The Meadow
27
0
25
39 The Fifteen Acres
Arable
15
2
10
40 The Hovel Close
Pasture
16
2
21
41 Top Moors
9
0
0
42 Middle Moors
8
1
28
43 Lawthorn
12
3
35
48 Brown Moor
13
1
8
51 Cottage Close
Pasture
11
1
12
53 Meadow Furlong
Arable
14
2
17
54 Pond Close
Arable
10
0
30
55 Middle Meadow
Pasture
27
0
37
56 Barn Close
Pasture
14
3
0
57 Spinney Close
Arable
9
0
19
58 Lower Meadow
Pasture
15
0
25
59 The Whales
Pasture
7
2
17
60 The Hayes
Arable
9
2
17
61 Hovel Close
Pasture
7
1
26
62 Lock House Close
Arable
8
1
11
79 Homestead
Arable
1
10
80 Mill Gate Field
Arable
20
1
3
81 Rickyard
Arable
7
2
38
82 The Wharf Field
Arable
17
3
30
83 Home Field
Arable
9
3
36
145 Near Lockhouse
Arable
3
1
6
A
431
2
34

See Cosgrove Estate Sale 1919 part of Lot1

THE   MANOR FARM,

COSGROVE,

comprising a STONE BUILT AND SLATED FARMHOUSE, SET OF FARM PREMISES and
THREE COTTAGES together with WELL-WATERED GRASS LAND and VERY USEFUL

ARABLE, contained in an area of about

312a.  2r. 26p.

The Farmhouse

Contains ON THE GROUND FLOOR—Hall, Two Sitting Rooms, Large Kitchen, Dairy
with Room over, Pantry, Scullery.

ON THE UPPER FLOORS—-Four Bedrooms, Attic and W.C.

OUTOFFICES— Boot Room. Store Room, Coal House, Old Brewhouse, E.C., Kitchen Garden.

Northampton Mercury - Friday 07 April 1933

MANOR FARM, COSGROVE.

MR. P. C. GAMBELL

Is instructed by the Exors. of the late Mrs. Agar,

TO SELL BY AUCTION,

On WEDNESDAY NEXT, APRIL 12th, 1933,

At 5 o’clock exact time,

207 ACRES OF KEEPING AND
MOWING GRASS,

Up to November 1st, 1933.

CATALOGUE.

Lot

a.

r.

p.

1.

Brown Moor                             

12

3

38

2.

Dipping Tub Field                     

11

1

18

(With use of yard, buildings and dipping tub).

3.

Rookery 

10

2

9

4.

Shepherd’s Close...  14.3.23

Towing Path Field      9.1.28

24

1

11

5. The Meadows (may be mown)
33
2
31

6.

The Meadows (may be mown)

41

2

24

7.

Barn Grounds

14

2

29

8.

Hovel Close ………. 7.3.38

Hales and Wales..... 17.0.12

25

0

10

9.

Lock House Field

10

0

10

10.

Home Close …..                4.1. 23

Farm Paddock (with yard) 1.1.13

5

2

36

11.

Second Lawn

16

2

7

The Keeping is for grazing only, excepting Lots 5 and 6, which may be mown if desired. No bulls or entire horses to be grazed.
A man will be provided to attend to the stock and fences.
The company will please meet the Auctioneer at the gateway on the Stony Stratford—Cosgrove road at 5 o’clock. Credit on the usual conditions.
Auction Offices; Newport Pagnell and Olney.


Northampton Mercury Friday 13 April 1934

Mr. P. C. Gambell, auctioneer, Newport Pagnell and Olney, conducted a successful sale of grass keeping and mowing at the Manor Farm, Cosgrove, by instructions from the exors. of the late Mrs. Agar. There was a numerous company, and over 200 acres were disposed of at prices which showed an improvement compared with last year. The various lot were: Lot 1, Brown Moor, 12a. 3r. 3p., 36s. per acre; 2, Dipping Tub Field, 11-1-18, 35s.; 3, Rookery, 10-2-9, 43s., 4, Shepherd’s Close and Towing Path Field. 24-1-11, 28s; 5, The Meadows, 33-2-31, 30s.; 6, The Meadows, 41-2-24, 26s.; 7, Barn Grounds, 14-2-29, 35s.; 8, Hovel Close Hales and Wales, 25-0-10, 27s.; 9, Lock House Field, 10-0-19, 14s.; 10, Second Lawn, 16-2-7, 42s.


Northampton Mercury - Friday 05 April 1935

MANOR FARM, COSGROVE MR. P. C, GAMBELL Is instructed  by F. Hewson, Esq., TO SELL BY AUCTION, On THURSDAY, APRIL 11th, 1935, at 5.30 o’clock, exact time, ACRES OF KEEPING AND *MOWING GRASS, Up to November 1st, 1935.


Northampton Mercury - Friday 28 April 1939

MANOR FARM COSGROVE.

4 SHORTHORN CATTLE, 3 Cows in-profit and in-calf, 1 Yearling Steer.
100 BORDER LEICESTER SHEEP, 49 Theaves with their 67 Lambs, 49 Ewe Tegs (30 of which are either Down Lambing or with Lambs), Suffolk and Western Rams.

CHESTNUT CART MARE.
A Useful Collection of
IMPLEMENTS & MACHINES.
FORDSON TRACTOR.
106 ACRES OF GRASS KEEPING. in 9 Convenient Lots. Shepherd provided.

Peirce, Thorpe and Marriott
Have been favoured with instructions from Mr. R. Knibb
(who has taken an agency with the Albion Cake Co.)
TO SELL THE ABOVE BY AUCTION,
On MONDAY, MAY 8, 1939,
Commencing at Two o’clock.

 No Catalogues.


Northampton Mercury - Friday 01 January 1943

MANOR FARM, COSGROVE,
NORTHAMPTONSHIRE.

Close to Stony Stratford and Wolverton.

135 HEAD OF CATTLE viz. 38 Dairy Cows and Heifers, 5 in-calf and down-calving Heifers. 4 outlying Barren Cows, 52 two and three-years-old Heifers and Steers, 23 young Heifers and Steers, 11 weaning Calves, and two Short horn stock Bulls.

3 STRONG & ACTIVE CART HORSES,

To be Sold by Auction, by
Messrs. Stafford, Rogers &
A. W. Merry, Ltd.,

On FRIDAY, JANUARY 15, 1943 at 12 o’clock precisely, by direction of Mr. F. A. Hewson (having let the farm).

Catalogues may be obtained on application to the Auctioneers, Leighton Buzzard and Bedford.


Northampton Mercury - Friday 15 January 1954

COSGROVE MAN FINED FOR HIS DRIVING

Due to an accident on what the prosecution described as the notorious shady corner the road from Old- Stratford to Deanshanger, a Cosgrove farmer appeared at Towcester Magistrates’ Court. Michael Roger Maycock (25), Manor Farm, Cosgrove, was summoned for driving a car without due care and attention at Deanshanger on December 15.

Maycock, who was represented by Mr. D. A, Wood (Messrs. E. T. Ray and Co., Stony Stratford), was fined £1 with £6 15s. costs and his licence was endorsed. He pleaded not guilty.

Supt. J. Lee said that on the “notorious shady corner” on the road between Old Stratford and Deanshanger, a car driven by Maycock collided with a motor unit driven by Mr. Cambell. William Henry Cambell, of Elmswell, Suffolk, said that the defendant’s car was travelling at 30-35 m.p.h. when it was 60 yards from the bend. He considered the car was over the centre line of the bend when the collision occurred and that the speed of the car was the cause of the accident.

On oath, Maycock said it was very foggy at the time. His speed was 20 m.p.h. on the bend and he stopped two yards after the impact. During eight years of driving motor vehicles he had never before
Mercury and Herald Thursday November 12 1970

Small estate

One Mansel memorial at Cosgrove is the name Mansel Close, the small private estate built in recent years on the site of 17th century Manor Farm.

Mr Albert Tack, of 1 Yardley Road who has been parish council clerk for 31 years, and is an authority on the history of the village, has an old stone wall running down one side of his garden. Until Manor Farm was swept away to make room for Mansel Close that wall supported the roof of the farm’s milking parlour, and close to that were stables, dutch barns and implement sheds. No wonder Mr Tack describes the new compact housing estate as “very much a change”.



Manor Farm before development - Manor Close can be seen in the right
Mansel Close and Manor Farm after the developement


Manor Close - These two photographs are only a few years apart but show differences in the number of chimneys.