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1537 Bodleian
Rawlinson MS D 780
f173 2 fote new glasse sett in the Portters lodge
1634 NRO Ph35288 Northampton Deposition f.15 Q. Item what Roomes of noate or name hath there beene in the said Honor howse; was there not a large Hall built with Irish Timber; a Chappell, Two Kitchins, a greate Chamber, & divers other Chambers & Buildings of greate largnes, a Portas Lodge & Two Stables; what other buildings belonged to the Antient Honor howse.
1634 NRO Ph35288 Northampton Deposition f.1 Q. 4 To the Fowerth Interr he saith that in the said Mannor howse there was a large Hall of some [Forty]d five or six & forty foote in length built with Irish Tymber as he conceaveth, a Chappell, two kitchens th’one with three ranges and th’other with two [with larders & other offices to the quantity of eight bayes]i bayes of buildings, a greate Chamber & divers other Chambers & buildings of great largnes, a porters lodge, & twoe stables, and further saith that there were about seaven bayes of buildinge uppon the southe side of the Queenes stables leaded over, and one the North side of the hall there were about seaven or eight bayes of buildinge, and further saith that from the Sowth West parte to the North West parte of the said howse there was a walke of six bayes or there abouts with free stone ballasters and leaded over, and that there was alsoe a buttery of six bayes standinge east & west And that there was about ten or twelve bayes of buildinge more lyinge one the north side of the said howse shootinge east & west uncovered. And he further saith that there was alsoe one Tower with a handsome payre of stone stayres of some pretty height And he further saith that there were about six bayes of buildinge beween the upper court and the Middle Courte.
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.