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Apethorpe Hall, Apethorpe, Northamptonshire

Apethorpe Hall,  Apethorpe, Northamptonshire
Photograph taken 01 April 2008 © Steve Cole, Historic England Archive Photo Library ref: N080084

A country house, which is of particular importance because it incorporates so many architectural styles from over a long time period. It was possibly built around 1460. It was originally a hall with cross wings but now forms a double courtyard plan in a mixture of Elizabethan, Jacobean and Palladian styles. The building is constructed of limestone ashlar with Collyweston (i.e. Lincolnshire limestone) slate and lead roofs. The hall was owned by the Earls of Westmoreland and was used to entertain James I in the 1620s. This property passed into the care of English Heritage in 2006. This view is of the Great Hall.