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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: 1040699



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

County: Northamptonshire

District: Wellingborough

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Mears Ashby

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 28-May-1954

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 233544

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SP8366 16/260 28/05/54

MEARS ASHBY WILBY ROAD (South side) Mears Ashby Hall


Country House. Dated 1637 for Thomas Clenden, probably earlier origins, extended C18 and 1859 by A. Salvin for Stockdale family. Lias ashlar with Collyweston slate roof. Originally E-plan, Jacobean style. 2 storeys with attics. Main front of 7-window range. 5-window range to left is the original house. Central 3 storey porch has arched entrance flanked by pairs of fluted Roman Doric columns supporting an entablature and cornice. C19 panelled door. Blank arch above entrance has initials T.C. Dutch gable with attic window having a curved head is surmounted by an open circle with obelisk. Bays to left and right of porch have small gables with stepped head attic windows. Flanking bays break forward with large gables. 3- and 4-light stone-mullioned windows. Ashlar gable parapets and kneelers with finials at eaves and apex. Ashlar stacks at ridge. 2-window range to right was added by Salvin in similar style. 4- and 6-light stone mullioned and transomed windows. Short square tower with conical roof abuts the main house and has a gable breaking forward to the right. Rainwater heads have dates 1637, Garden front to right is similar and by Salvin with squared stone bay to the left and a gable to the right. Rear elevation has 3 gables of original house to right and 1859 extension with datestone to left. c.1859 single-storey range to centre. Interior: entrance hall has fielded panelling. C18 staircase with half landing and fluted balustrades. Staircase to Salvin wing has large Griffin head newels, room to rear has C20 painted ceiling. (Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, p.304; Squires Homes and Other Old Buildings of Northamptonshire: J. A. Gotch, p.29).

Listing NGR: SP8397766416

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Gotch, J A , Squires Homes and Other Old Buildings of Northamptonshire, (1939), 29
Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, (1973), 304

National Grid Reference: SP 83977 66416


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