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Croxton Manor House, 1938 (photo E Rolleston) (Cambridgeshire Collection)

Manor House, Croxton

History of the Manor House

Listed Building

Manor house. Late C15 or early C16. Timber-frame exposed and plastered with C17 red brick plinth and walls. C19 brick casing to rear.

R Riley, Croxton: Chronicles of a Village, notes that in 1906 Croxton manor was divided into three homes for estate workers. Ernest Saywell, chauffeur at Croxton park, kept a shop in the centre part selling sweets, groceries and cigarettes. It later became two homes: Miss Bowie, Lord and Lady Eltisley’s personal secretary, occupied the eastern and centre part with Alf and Ada Jakes remaining on the west side until their death.

Vanishing Cambridgeshire adds: By 1981 it had fallen into disrepair and there were plans to convert it into a pub. However the whole of Croxton estate was sold in 1984 and the village renovated.

1911: The Stables, Croxton

Ernest Edward Saywell, 33, chauffeur, b Croxton

Ernest was the son of Abraham Saywell, shoemaker and butcher.

1920:

Alfred and Ada James and the Saywell family are listed on the electoral roll as living ‘in village.’

 

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