Buildings in Hanslope
Green Manor, former Green Man Inn

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The earliest surviving part of Green Manor is a late medieval building of 11/2 stories which originally had a gable end to Market Square.  This end of the building was later demolished to make way for a substantial stone three bay 17th century house facing Market Square.  This house has some fine fireplaces, including one which appears to have been rescued from an earlier building.

The building is likely to have been a private dwelling until the first half of the 19th century.  In the second half of the 18th century it was occupied by Joseph Brittain, three of whose daughters married sons of senior figures in the village.

The building became the Green Man pub sometime between 1818 and 1851, and then remained a pub at least until it closed in 1956.  By 1910 it was owned by Aylesbury Brewery.

Listed building

The building was listed in 1952 with listing particulars as follows.

SP 84 NW HANSLOPE GOLD STREET (west side) 4/76 Green Manor (formerly listed as The Green Man Inn) 3.3.52 GV II Farmhouse. C17 altered. Rubblestone, partly rendered and colourwashed. 3 bays. 2 storeys with attic. Concrete plain tile roof. Mostly modern casement windows, but stone framed ones, some of 2 lights with mullions to north east gable and south east elevations. North west front 3 light casements. On ground floor evidence of stone hood moulds to original windows. Coped gables with kneelers and end stacks with stone bases and brick upper parts. Southeast front with centre door and modern stone porch. 3 bay 2 storey colourwashed brick C19 south range with casements. RCHM II 137. MON. 1
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The following photographs are available.  Click on a thumbnail to view full image or click see larger images here.

Green Man c1890s

Green Man c1910

Green Man 1910

Green Map 1936

Green Man 1960s

Green Man, back

Green Man 2006
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No survey information can be found.

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No deeds have been found for Green Manor.

The earliest information available is from the survey of 1779 when the Green Manor was owned by Joseph Brittain who is records as a plumber and glazer.  In the Hanslope "memorials" written some years later, it is remembered that Joseph Brittain built a "blumbery" on the premises, which is probably a spelling of "bloomery", a type of furnace used for smelting.  In his will Joseph Brittain left the "house I now dwell in" to the children of his deceased daughter, Charlotte Kitelee.  Joseph Brittain's wife is said to have kept a shop in what later became the public bar.

Some time in the first half of the 19th century, the Green Man pub transferred here from what is now Magpies Nook.  This transfer took place sometime after the survey of 1818, and quite likely not until after the death of the publican Thomas Billing in 1837.

By 1851 Richard Gregory was recorded here in the census as a "victualer" and later and innkeeper.  By 1871 he was succeeded by Henry Newbury who remained at least until 1891.  By 1910 the property was owned by Aylesbury Brewery & Co when Albert Greenwood was the tenant.  He remained until at least 1918.  His wife Jemima had a shop at the bottom of the garden at the corner of the entrance to Market Square from Gold Street.

By 1928 Edgar Eakins is the publican and his family remained until the pub was closed by Mrs Eakins in 1956.

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The following people are associated with Green Manor, former Green Man Inn:

Name Year of Birth Year of Interest Source Occupation/Notes Probability
Thomas Miller   1753 Pub Licensee  Green Man, to 1769  75%
Joseph Britten   1779 Maps  owner  90%
Joseph Britten   1779 Survey 1779  Owner  80%
Elizabeth Herbert   1786 Pub Licensee  Green Man, for one year only  75%
John Panton   1787 Pub Licensee  Green Man, for one year only  75%
Peter Martin   1788 Pub Licensee  Green Man, and 1789  75%
John Alsop   1790 Pub Licensee  Green Man, one year only  75%
William Kitelee   1791 Pub Licensee  Green Man, one year only  75%
Thomas Allibone   1792 Pub Licensee  Green Man, 1799  75%
Richard Gregory 1804  1851 Census  Victualler  60%
Richard Gregory   1854 Directory  'Green Man'  100%
Richard Gregory 1807  1861 Census  Innkeeper  100%
Henry Newbury   1869 Directory  'Green Man', & to 1887  90%
Henry Newberry 1836  1871 Census  Licensed Victualler  100%
Henry Newbury 1836  1881 Census  Inn Keeper  100%
Henry Newbury 1836  1891 Census  Inn Keeper  100%
James Lane   1895 Directory  Green Man P.H.  100%
Benjamin Nicholls   1899 Directory  Green Man P.H  100%
Charles W Nutt? 1847  1901 Census  Licensed Victualler  100%
Aylesbury B & Co   1910 Revenue Survey  Owner  100%
Albert Greenwood   1910 Revenue Survey  Tenant  100%
Albert Greenwood 1870  1911 Census  Publican  100%
Albert Greenwood   1911 Directory  Green Man P H to 1920  100%
Al bert Greenwood   1915 Directory  Green Man P.H.  100%
Albert Greenwood   1918 Election Register  at The Green Man  80%
Edgar George Eakins   1928 Directory  Green Man P.H.  100%
Edgar George Eakin   1939 Directory  Green Man P.H.  100%
Noel John Eakins   1939 Election Register  at Green Man   100%
Edgar George Eakins   1939 Election Register  at Green Man   100%
Maude Eakins   1939 Election Register  at Green Man   100%
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