Sedgebrook Manor House or The Hall

Sedgebrook Manor House

Sedgebrook Manor House

The earliest known owners of Sedgebrook Hall were the Markham’s in the 1400’s. The current Manor House is built on the remains of the previous one and indentations may be seen of its original foundations. (this picture is taken with permission from “Sedgebrook Past & Present”, edited by Brenda M. Pask)

Sedgebrook Manor House Interior

This is an old postcard entitled :-
“Entrance Hall, Manor House, Sedgebrooke”
The postmark on the card is April 17 1905

The writing on the cards reads: “This is the entrance of Mr Baker’s House. The oak is lovely.” and it is signed by M.E.C.

English Heritage in 1952 described Sedgebrook Manor House in the following manner:-
Manor House, c1632, remodelled, probably by Sir John Thorold, c1716, with c18 century rear additions. Refenestrated early c19. Coursed squared stone with ashlar dressings and pantile roof. 2 coped ashlar gable stacks. Plinth, first floor band, quoins, moulded eaves band, parapet with small panelled pedestals and finials, coped gables. 2 storeys plus garrets; 6 window range. L-plan. Windows are12-pane glazing bar sashes. Piano nobile has a central scrolled cartouche with a coat of arms, and above it, a round sundial. On either side, 3 large windows with moulded surrounds, aprons, and triangular pediments. Central doorcase with eared architrave, enriched frieze, and broken pediment with a mask crowned with a finial. c19 half-glazed double door and overlight. On either side, 3 windows with deeply chamfered surrounds under shallow relieving arches. Each return has a garret window.
INTERIOR contains a hall with c17 panelling and fireplace, and a resited c17 fireplace in the dining room. 2 first floor rooms with c17 panelling. (The Buildings of England: Pevsner N, Harris J & Antram N: Lincolnshire: London: 1964-1989: 639).
LISTING NGR: SK8573238123

From :- John_Markham

Sir John Markham:- Edward IV deprived him of his office because he directed a jury in the case of Sir Thomas Cooke, accused of high treason for lending money to Margaret of Anjou (July 1468), to find him guilty only of misprision of treason. Markham certainly presided on the occasion in question, and his removal closely followed it. Sir John Markham then laid down the maxim of our jurisprudence that 'a subject may arrest for treason, the king cannot, for if the arrest be illegal the party has no remedy against the king.' He is said to have won the name of the 'upright judge,' and Sir Nicholas Throckmorton, when on his trial in 1554, urged the chief justice to incline his judgment after the example of Judge Markham. and others who eschewed corrupt judgments. Sir John Markham spent the rest of his life in retirement at Sedgebrook Hall, Lincolnshire, which he had inherited from his father, and dying there in 1479, was buried in the parish church.

1716 – Sir John Thorold – Sedgebrook Manor
During much of the 19th century although the Thorold’s owned the Manor house they did not actually live in it. It was used as a dairy farmhouse & it was tenanted
From Country Life July 31st 1869
1842 – John & James Wing – Hall (White’s Gazetteer 1842)
1851 – James Webb Wing, Farmer (Census- a tenant)
1856 - William Monks – Sedgebrook Hall - Farmer
1861 Census – No addresses given
1868 - Geo Wm Robinson – Farmer - Manor Farm (Post Office Directory for Lincolnshire 1868)
1871 No individual Addresses given
1876 George William Robinson (Sedgebrook Past & Present – Brenda Pask)
1881 No Addresses
1885 – Geo Kemp – Farmer – no address (Kelly’s Directory of Lincolnshire 1885)
1889 – George Kemp – Farmer – The Hall (Kelly’s Directory of Lincolnshire 1889)
1891 - George Kemp – Farmer (Census)
1896 – George Kemp – The Hall (Sedgebrook Past & Present by Brenda Pask)
1900 – Mr Edward Baker
1905 – Mr William Baker – Farmer – The Hall (Kelly’s Directory of Lincolnshire 1905)
1909 – Mr William Baker – Farmer – The Hall (Kelly’s Directory of Lincolnshire 1909)
1913 – Mr Samuel Yarrad – The Hall
1919 – Mr Samuel Yarrad – Farmer – The Hall (Kelly’s Directory of Lincolnshire 1919)
1922 – The estate offered for sale then withdrawn. (Sedgebrook Past & Present by Brenda Pask)
1928 – D.D.S. Carter sold to :- (Sedgebrook Past & Present by Brenda Pask)
1931 – Colonel G.C. Buxton who rented it to
Lady Mountgarrett during 2nd world war. (Sedgebrook Past & Present by Brenda Pask)
1931 also listed is a Miss Ellen Carter of Sedgebrook Manor
1937 - Roland J Thorp was at Manor Farm.(is this the Manor ?) 1954 – announcement of the sale of Sedgebrook Manor the residence of Col G C Buxton, a small period house in 34 acres.
late 1950’s – Mr & Mrs Beddington (Sedgebrook Past & Present by Brenda Pask)
1968 - There is an auction catalogue in existence “Sedgebrook Manor, Contents of the House”, Henry Spencer & Sons Fine Art Auctioneers
1968- Present Day –Lady Caroline Stuart, (now Lady Ogilvy) Sedgebrook Manor

The Times Newspaper May 3rd 1968
Preliminary Announcement

Sedgebrook Manor - Grantham on the Lincolnshire, Leicestershire Borders & in the heart of Belvoir country. An exceptionally attractive XVIII century county property ideal as a hunting box or small residential estate. Entrance Hall, drawing room, sitting room, dining room, modern domestic offices. 5 bedrooms, dressing room, 2 bathrooms, self contained staff flat with bathroom. Garaging for 4 cars. Ample stabling, main services, central heating, beautiful gardens & grounds. 2 modernised bungalows, over 15 acres in all. Freehold, for sale by Auction in the summer [unless sold privately] Auctioneers John D Wood & Co. Land Agents Smith Woolley & Co. Collingham, Newark, Notts.

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