Calverton Manor - Calverton, Buckinghamshire, UK
Posted by: Dragontree
N 52° 02.677 W 000° 50.950
30U E 647500 N 5768184
Quick Description: This restored Manor House is a superb building with its restoration featured on the television series 'Restoration Homes' in episode 5.
Location: Southern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 8/13/2011 1:11:44 PM
Waymark Code: WMC9PF
Simply Television describes the episode from Tuesday 2nd August 2011 and has some great photographs available: visit link
'Caroline Quentin continues to follow the owners of crumbling historic buildings as they save them from ruin by restoring them into 21st-century dream houses, with the help of architectural expert Kieran Long and social historian Dr Kate Williams.
Calverton Manor, a Grade II* listed, medieval property near Milton Keynes, is a collage of different architectural styles. And it comes with its very own legend involving a rich widow, the local butcher, pots of gold and a murder.'
The Manor House stands to the north of the village church and bears the date 1659 with the initials of Simon Benet above the door. The building dates back to around 1500 and was owned by John de Vere who was the Great Chamberlain to Henry VII in 1509. There are 16th century additions but it is the amount of terrific restoration from the 21st century which has saved the building from ruin. These owners have added their own initials to a chimney.
Today the house uses underfloor heating technology with a GSHP renewable technology heating plant. Also rainwater harvesting is used for toilet flushing. visit link