Platt.—Frederick Platt, D.L., J.P., Barnby Manor, Newark, and Upper Breinton, Hereford; son of John Platt, M.P., D.L., J.P.; born at Oldham, April 27th, 1849; educated at Harrow. Justice of the Peace for the North Riding of Yorks and county of Notts, and parts of Kesteven, Lincolnshire; Deputy-Lieutenant for the county of Hereford; High Sheriff of Notts, 1888; Hon. Major (retired), Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry; patron of the living of Beckingham. Married Florence Eliza, youngest daughter of Frederick Bedwell, of East Moulsey, Surrey, and has issue two sons and one daughter http://www.nottshistory.org.uk/monographs/biographies1901/nobility3.htm
The residential property and estate was sold by auction in 1879, the residential property and some of the land to Mr Frederick Platt. The auction was held in the Town Hall, Newark on Wednesday the 29th day of October 1879 at three, for four o’clock, in twenty four lots containing the manor, compact farms, with excellent farmhouses and buildings, three cottages, accommodation closes and building sites and a blacksmith’s shop - ‘the whole offering most attractive and desirable investments’.
‘The residence, which was erected 25 years ago and built upon a gravely subsoil with white brick made on the estate, is pleasantly situated close to the Newark and Sleaford Road and approached from the north by a carriage drive to the south east front, and entered under a portico. The ground floor comprises a dining room, with east and south aspect; a well proportioned Drawing Room, with south aspect; a library or breakfast room, lighted from the southeast; smoking room and gun room, both looking into the garden but shut off from the entrance hall, which is lighted from the roof; also a bath room or dressing room, a store room, Butler’s pantry, kitchen, scullery, laundry, brewhouse, larders, pantries, courtyard, and other convenient offices. From the entrance hall a stone staircase leads to the principle bedrooms and dressing rooms, which are well lighted and conveniently arranged.’
When sold the estate also contained 1,260 acres of excellent grass, arable and wood lands. Mr Frederick Platt remodelled and rebuilt the mansion in an Elizabethan style. http://www.barnby-in-the-willows.org.uk/Barnby%20Manor.htm
Platt, Frederick of Barnby manor near Newark, Nottinghamshire died 22 September 1906. Probate London 27 February to Harold Platt Sykes retired major in 2nd Dragoon guards and George Frank Fergusson Gadsden solicitor. Effects £243695 15s. 7d.