Year Ref: Fol:
Gallery & Little Gallery
1573 E 351/3337   new making of the south wall of the gallerie with roufe stone, coping the same with bricke from the gate going into the parke untill the gate going into the house - mending and copinge of the north wall in the gallerie - mending the sincke in the gallerie
1585 LR2/ 221   For making 2 locks and making two keays for the stayre dore under the round turritt and the other for the entry dore to the gallery? See other gallery
1634 NRO Ph35288 Northampton Deposition f.15 Q. 20 Item was not the Lead which came of the said Tarris, Long Walke, Gallery, windows, Tower, or of or from any other building belonging to the Honor howse then remaining in some or one of those Storehowses since Sir Francis Crane came to have any interest in the Honor howse [of]i Grafton.
1634   f.1 Q. 11 To the Eleaventh Interr he saith that he knewe a bricke Wall one the South side of the gallery which was freeston in the botttome and bricke one the toppe the height whereof was about nine foote and six & thirtye poles [198 yards] in length or there abouts and that the same wall was standinge at the tyme of Sir Francis Crane comeing thither and twoe yeares since And beinge demanded what is become of the said Wall he answereth that it was pulled downe and carryed to Stoke lodge and there employed as he verely beleiveth But what such a wall will cost buildinge again he cannot depose because it doth not belonge to his trade And he further saith that the wall one the North side of the said gallerye for about sixteene poles [88 yards] from Grafton Lane was all taken downe and carryed away and a Ruffe pale set in the stead thereof And for fower & twentie poles [132 yards] more of the said wall or there abouts the bricke was taken of and made up againe with Rowgh stone.
1634 NRO Ph35288 Northampton Deposition f.2 Q. 3 -6 To the third fourth fifth & sixth Interr she saith that at the tyme when the said Sir Francis Crane came to dwell at the said mannor howse the roomes next the Streete; the entry between the kitchen & Queenes Stable & divers other roomes adjoinenge thereunto the Longe gallery the greate chamber over the Cellar and many other roomes whose names shee knoweth not and alsoe a greate outward stable, and the Queenes stable were all covered and in reasonably good repayre and that the greatest parte of the Longe gallery, the gatehowse the Porters ward & below that a storehowse which was in good repayre the great Kitchen, the entry the Queenes stable & little [ease]i & the privy kitchen, a long tarras the Chappell, and Tower and other roomes behind the tower whose walls were standeinge a row of buildinge adjoynenge uppon the hall rangeing between the twoe inner courts the greate hall, another Tarras shooteing from the greate hall to the kitchen and another Tarras betweene the Courte and little gallery are all since taken downe and carryed away within these nine yeares by appoyntment of Sir Francis Crane as shee conceiveth because one Beddles Sir Francis Cranes servant said that he was to carry Warrants into the Countrye to the Constables to charge the countrye there abouts for carryinge away the same And that all the materialls were carried unto Stoke parke as she verily beleiveth because shee hath seen very many teames and carts loaden with the said materialls goe up Saunt hill neare to the said Parke And she further saith that the ground whereon the said buildings stood is devided into many several parts and employed to several uses. And shee further saith that the walls soe caryed away were of a greate height and thicknes and many windowes & Chimneyes in the said walls in good repayre.
1634 NRO Ph35288 Northampton Deposition f.3 Q. 11 To the Eleaventh Interr he saith that there was one fayre bricke wall which mounded one side of the hall the height whereof was thirty foote or thereabouts and Forty foote in length or thereabouts; and twoe foote and halfe thicke or thereabouts; there was another brick wall about Eleaven foote high and fower bayes longe or thereabouts that led to the greate Chamber; And that the privy Citchin was all arched with bricke: there were twoe walles in the gallery leading to Grafton Parke; the wall of the Streete side beinge nine foote high and the wall one the Pasture side beinge about thirteen foote high both of them beinge about one hundred poles [550 yards] in length and the bottome of the wall one the Pasture side was about fower foote high of free stone and all the rest of the said walls were made of bricke all which the said walls were standinge at the tyme of Sir Francis Cranes coming to the said howse; And that the said Walls are since pulled downe and carryed away by the said Sir Francis appoyntment, and that from the said Mannor howse And further to this Interr he cannot depose.
1650 E320/N44   Messuage called The Kinges Arms, late in tenure of Marthana Wilson and all that part of the Gallery without the wall there, 1 acre in all, the close now divided into three all bounded west by Grafton Road and east with the Church field, abutting south upon part of the Gallery aforesaid,
1660 LR 2/ 222 ff. 135-151 All that capital messuage or mansion house consisting of one hall, parlor, kitchen and larder with six chambers over them, also certain other necessary little rooms aboute the house, being built out of the materialls of the ruines of the old house and was formerly the principall seat of the said honor with one brew house and 2 stables of 2 bayes of building with the chambers over them, one dovehouse, 2 courts, one fold yard, one orchard well planted, the town street being south and the churchyard east, 2 more closes called The Gallery and Bowling Green thereunto adjoining 3 acres 2 rods.
Grafton Gate
1634 NRO Ph35288 Northampton Deposition f. 2 Q. 11 To the Eleaventh Interr shee saith that shee knewe twoe walls leading from the Mannor howse to Grafton gate th’upper parte bricke and the lower parte free stone which walls were about fifty poles [275 yards] in length and nine foote high or there abouts as shee hath heard the workmen which boarded at her fathers howse say And that the wall one the streete side and almost all the other wall one the pasture side were pulled down and all that was usefull carryed away to Stoke Parke by the appoyntment of the said Sir Francis Crane since his cominge thither and the said walls are nowe dry walls and made up with rubidge stones taken from the Ruines of the said howse.