Apethorpe Palace, Apethorpe - East Northamptonshire

Country house, late C15/early C17. Following Public Inquiry in 2004 the Secretary of State confirmed the Compulsory Purchase Order. Historic England took possession of the site in September 2004 and carried out a programme repairs over the following decade. The building was purchased by a private buyer in 2015. Intrusive former school buildings have been demolished and further repairs and renovations are planned. Planning consents have now been obtained for the planned renovations. Public access for 50 days a year is managed by English Heritage.

Apethorpe Palace, Apethorpe - East Northamptonshire
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Site Details

  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade I
  • List Entry Number: 1040083
  • Local Planning Authority: East Northamptonshire
  • Site Type: Domestic > Country house


  • Building Name: Apethorpe Palace
  • County: Northamptonshire
  • District / Borough: East Northamptonshire
  • Parish: Apethorpe
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Corby
  • Region: East Midlands

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Fair
  • Occupancy / Use: Part occupied/part in use
  • Priority: F - Repair scheme in progress and (where applicable) end use or user identified; or functionally redundant buildings with new use agreed but not yet implemented.
  • Previous Priority: E
  • Ownership: Private
  • Designation: Listed Building grade I, RPG grade II

Contact Details

Dale Dishon 01536 422735

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England