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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: 1040730



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

County: Northamptonshire

District: Wellingborough

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Great Harrowden

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 28-May-1954

Date of most recent amendment: 13-May-1986

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 233415

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GREAT HARROWDEN THE SLIPS SP8870 (North side) 14/135 Harrowden Hall (Wellingborough 28/05/54 Golf Club) (Formerly listed as Harrowden Hall (including garden walls, gatepiers and gates))


Country house, now club house. Probably C15 origins but almost entirely early C18; dated rainwater head 1719. Possibly by Francis Smith for Thomas Wentworth-Watson. Limestone ashlar with copper roof. Double-pile plan. 2 and 3 storeys. Entrance front of 11-window range with centre 5 bays breaking forward, flanking bays are 2 storeys only. Central, double, 6-panel doors have moulded stone surround with a cornice over. Sash windows throughout reducing at second floor; all with glazing bars, moulded stone architraves and aprons below sills. Flat string courses between floors. Rusticated quoins at corners. Moulded stone cornice with lead parapet above. Shallow pitched roofs are not visible. Panelled ashlar stacks at ends with moulded stone cornices. Side elevations to left and right of entrance front also has sashes. Garden front is similar of 11-window range with centre 5 bays making only a shallow break with the flanking bays. Central part-glazed doors have semi-circular flight of steps. Interior: entrance hall, office, ladies cloakroom and parts of rooms to garden front have C18 fielded panelling with matching doors. Entrance hall has marble fireplace with heraldic overmantle. C18 main staircase with quarter landings, around an open well, has 3 turned and fluted balustrades per tread. Wall paintings to staircase walls are attributed to Lanscroon in the style of Verrio. First floor Vaux room and rooms to garden front at first and second floor have C18 fielded panelling with matching doors and some bolection moulded fireplace surrounds. Evidence of earlier house in cellars. Forms part of group with cottages, shop, changing rooms and ancillary buildings, Harrowden Hall, and attached gatepier (q.v.) and part of a formal layout with gates, gatepiers, railings, walls and attached summer house extending to approx. 300m. north, south, east and west of Harrowden Hall (q.v.), statues approx. 30m. north-east (q.v.) and south-east (q.v.) and 60m. south-east (q.v.), statue base approx. 60m. north-east (q.v.), and steps approx. 10m. east (q.v.) and gates, gatepiers and railings approx. 300m. east of Harrowden Hall (q.v.). The gardens and park are included in the HBMC County Register of Gardens at Grade II*. (Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, p.234; Country Life, Vol.XXIV, p.910. Halls and Manor Houses of Northamptonshire by J.A. Gotch, p.61).

Listing NGR: SP8819470855

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Gotch, J A, The Old Halls and Manor Houses of Northamptonshire, (1936), 61
Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, (1973), 234
'Country Life' in Country Life, , Vol. 24, (), 910

National Grid Reference: SP 88194 70855


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