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1585 E 351/3220   Thomas Dryver carpenter chardges in mendinge of the Tarrys and for putting in of newe beames and rafters and trussing upp of the gutters ready to fall down over the gallery, new joystinge over the greate chamber bay windowe which was ready to fall down, puttinge in of joice and rafters over the lobbie and privie chamber for the workmanship of the same, the queen findinge all manner of stuffe £11.
1585 E 351/3220   squaring of timber repairing all wall plates, lystining of bordes, new rippinge and tyling the long roof over the privie kitchen and the longe gallery over the same - castings the walles and making upp of tholde walles with brickes and also trussing up of the girders over the gallery, new joistinge of the greate chamber, settinge upp of the topp stones uppon the gable endes which were fallen down and new making of the creastes which were fallen down and rotted in diverse places, new working of sorles under the ballesters, over the tarrys, laying in of jollpeces in the side of the hall, trussing upp the somers with beams which were sunke doune in the presence and the gallery,
drawing upp tholde roofe which was shrounke over the greate stayres by the king's lodginges, tylinge over th haule on both sides and the gallery, slating over the greate chamber and the presence chamber, new lathing with sheete lead and puttinge in of diverse peces and flashes of leade where nede required, sowdering over the chappell and the gutters of the Queene's lodginges, making and laying a new sesterne for carreinge the water from the double roofe over the chapple - putting in of newe beames and rafters and trussing upp of the gutters ready to fall down over the gallery - mending the plastered walls and ceelings in the gallery and the great chamber, the presence and the privie chamber and making up of the brick wall
1619 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.2 Q. 3 -4 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.. Q. 5 To the fifth Interr he saith that about twoe yeares after that Sir Francis Crane came to the Mannor howse of Grafton there was the greate Chamber, a middle Chamber next to the greate Chamber Fower other Chambers adjoiyneinge thereunto and twoe other Chambers likewise adjoiyneinge to the former, another Chamber goenge up into the said greate Chamber And on th’other side against the said Chambers there were sixe Chambers before the galleryes and the greate gallery there were two greate Chambers one over the other there were alsoe twoe Chambers where the old gatehouse was pulled downe, the greate stable and fower Chambers over the same and the tower all which roomes were covered and roofed haveinge roomes under them And being asked howe many bayes of the buildings have beene since taken down he saith that nine bayes have beene utterly defaced and carryed away by Sir Francis Cranes appoyntment to Stoke lodge and further this deponent cannot answere because the gallery and divers other roomes were taken away before this deponent cominge thither or he hath credibly heard.
1634 NRO Ph35288 Northampton Deposition f. 5 Q. 22 To the twoe & twentyeth Interr he saith that the Cellar the greate Chamber over the said the howse a stable & a little Roome adjoyneinge to the long gallery beinge of king harry the 8 buildings are still standinge And what soever elce that was expressed before to be of the old building was since plucked downe by the said Sir Francis Crane or his appoyntment as he hath heard and beleaveth.
1634 NRO Ph35288 Northampton Deposition f.5 Q. 31 To the one & thirtieth Interr he saithe that he knoweth that parte of the Mannor howse wherein the said Sir Francis dwelleth and that the same was in good repayre when he cam thither xx that said Sir Francis hath made many partitions of some parte of the said howse and made twoe or three other Chambers into one gallery. And that the same buildings were repaired at the charge of the Crowne about fifteene or sixteen yeares since.
1634 NRO Ph35288 Northampton Deposition f.5 Q. 32 To the twoe & thirtieth Interr he saith that the said Sir Francis Crane hathe done some repyes to the said howse wherein he now dwelleth as in glazeringe of some parte tileinge of some part & white lyminge of some parte but the charge of the said reparations he cannot value and saith that as towchinge the buildings, He the said Sir Francis hath built a lene-too used as a larder joyneinge to parte of the old gallery which is nowe standinge a Coach-howse a Roome to lay oates in, and a dov-howse over them & alsoe one othre lenetoo wherein the brewing vessell stands and further he saith not.