Baddesley Clinton is a medieval manor house that was the home of the Ferrers family for over 500 years after passing into their family in 1517.  The house, most of which was built in the fifteenth century has a complex building history.  It has been extended and altered over the years but it is still essentially medieval.

The gatehouse (entrance range) consists of a bridge, moat and crenellated gatehouse.  The stonework and windows are from several different periods.  The two ground-floor windows to the right of the gatehouse were probably inserted in the 1630s.  The left hand end of the range was built to harmonise with the rest in the 1790s.

The family range (not pictured) is essentially fifteenth-century although the non arched windows were added at a later date.  The slits just above the water level are there to ventilated the medieval sewer.  The central ground-floor projection was also added at a later date.

The garden range was rebuilt in 1564 to 1586 to contain the new Great Hall.  It was clad in good quality brick in the eighteenth-century to match the eighteenth-century walled garden which it overlooks.  The lower left corner is part of the fifteenth-century construction. *

The Entrance Range

Moated Manor House

The Garden Range

*Information taken from the Baddesley Clinton guidebook.

18 Comments CherryPie on Apr 26th 2011

18 Responses to “Baddesley Clinton”

  1. jane says:

    I love Badsley Clinton. I had some nice pictures from there last year when the wisteria was blooming but I never go my blog post done on it though.

  2. Claude says:

    I love that period. I was born to be the Lady of the Manor. I just arrived too late…
    Your photos are always splendid, Cherie. :)

  3. What a beautiful place. It reminds me a little of Ingatestone Hall

    • CherryPie says:

      That is a place I have never been. I have just checked it out on Google, I see what you mean. It looks like a really interesting place to visit.

  4. Mickie Brown says:

    What a lovely place to visit. When we visited England ( and numerous other places in Europe), my favorite spots to visit were castles and churches. Such magnificent structures with such history behind them. Unfortunately my 3 children-8, 13, and 15 did not share my enthusiasum for looking at church after church after church. It was a wonderful trip anyway, and we all enjoyed various aspects of it. What interesting little weekend jaunts you have been taking. Mickie :)

  5. jameshigham says:

    Love that bridge.

  6. That bridge looks just like the one in Eltham Palace!
    Have you been to Eltham Palace in London?
    It’s really beautiful – very art deco inside!
    It’s a shame that indoor photography is not allowed.
    Still I managed to take some while the curators were not around… ;)
    Don’t tell English Heritage! He he…

    • CherryPie says:

      No I have never been to Eltham Palace, it is one to add to my list of places ;-)

      The bridge at Igtham Mote is also similar, that is another interesting place if you haven’t been there.

  7. Ginnie says:

    I’m a glutton for these medieval constructions, Cherie. I’d definitely choose to see a place like this!

  8. Ellee says:

    I bet the National Trust had a terrific weekend, and are gearing up for another. I love their stately homes and grounds.

  9. ....peter:) says:

    This is a very beautiful presentation Cherie….the Baddesley Clinton manor is certainly a fabulous place for a photo-op….peter:)