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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1040347



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Northamptonshire

District: East Northamptonshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Aldwincle

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 23-May-1967

Date of most recent amendment: 31-Jul-1987

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 232433

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SP98NE 1/2 23/05/67

ALDWINCLE HARLEY WAY (South side) Lyveden Old Bield and attached outbuildings

(Formerly listed as Lyveden Old Building)


Also known as Lyveden Manor. Manor house. Late C16 for Tresham family with early C20 alterations. Limestone ashlar with Collyweston and Welsh slate roofs. L-shape plan, originally part of larger house with open courtyard. 2 storeys with attic. Main front to west is a 3-window range with gable to left. Large 6-light ovolo-moulded stone-mullion windows, with king mullions, to ground and first floor left. One transom to ground floor window and 2 transoms to first floor hall window. Lights to far left and right are now blocked internally, Similar 3-light windows with transoms, to right, and C20 two-light first floor window to centre. 3-light stone-mullion attic window in gable. The window to ground floor right was originally a doorway. Moulded string course above window heads. Chamfered plinth and ashlar gable parapets and kneelers. Central ashlar stack with square flues linked by arches below an entablature. Billeted moulded panel below attic window. Outbuilding at right angles to right of main front is linked to main house by C20 porch. Outbuilding has ashlar gable parapets and 3-light stone mullion window in rear wall. Elevation to left of main front is a 2-window range of large 3-light cavetto-moulded stone mullion windows with transoms. Central plank door has moulded stone surround with 4-centred arch head. Building attached to left has lower eaves level. Gable end to left has 3-light stone mullion windows with arch-head lights to ground and first floor. Gable end to right of main front has 3-light stone mullion window, with transom, to first floor and similar 3-light attic window. Rear elevation of main front is of 2 bays with one-window range. 2-light stone mullion window with transom to first floor right. Doorway below is now a 2-light window. Large lateral stack to left has similar flues to those on main front. Elevation of return wall to right is of 2 bays. Large 3-light stone mullion windows to ground and first floor left. One transom to ground floor window and 2 transoms to first floor hall window. Bay to right is a 2-window range of 3-light stone mullion windows at landing levels of former staircase hall. Gabled eaves dormers above this bay. Moulded string course between floors rise over one staircase window head. Plank door, with chamfered stone surround and 4-centred arch head, to right. Large ashlar stack, similar to that at main front, rises from valley. Ashlar gable parapet to right has moulded finial. Building attached to right has lower eaves and C20 openings. Ashlar gable parapet with square finial. Interior: drawing room has moulded wood cornice, probably reset. Ground and first floor doorways to former staircase hall have moulded stone surrounds and 4-centred arch heads. Similar chamfered surrounds to other door openings, some now covered. Hearth of fireplace to first floor hall remains. Interior subdivided early C20 and staircase removed to America. Archway to courtyard, for Sir Lewis Tresham, now at Fermyn Woods Hall, Brigstock. Lyveden Old Bield was owned by the Tresham family from mid C15. (Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, p.299).

Listing NGR: SP9816885882

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, (1961), 299

National Grid Reference: SP 98168 85882


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