Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1040820

Date first listed: 01-Dec-1951

Date of most recent amendment: 18-May-1988



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County: Northamptonshire

District: South Northamptonshire (District Authority)

Parish: Grafton Regis

National Grid Reference: SP 75870 46854


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GRAFTON REGIS BOZENHAM MILL LANE SP7546 (North side) 13/41 The Chantry 01/12/51 (Formerly listed as Manor House and Lodge)

6V II*

House and barn, formerly stable and barn, ororiginally gatehouse dwelling and north service building. Mid/Late C16, C19 and C20 altertions. Coursed square limestone and limestone limestone and iirr+stace rubble, plain-tile roof, brick end and ridge stacks. 2-storey, 5-bay range. Elevation facing road to south has two large blocked windows with roughly 4-centred heads; that to right has smaller blocked opening with wood lintel. Irregular glazing of 1-, 2- and 3-light casement windows with wood lintels. Off-set buttress near left angle. Left end elevation has 3 ventilation slits, right end elevation has C20 door with wood lintel and carved stone head above. Rear elevation has four 3-light stone arch mullion windows with cut spandrels, that to centre of range C20 and replacing door, plank door to far right with wood lintel. Pair of C20 leaded casement windows to lst floor left of centre and loft door to right of centre, all between ground floor windows. Interior: dwelling has large chamfered spine beam. Late medieval 5-bay roof over whole building has massive stop-chamfered cambered tie beams to principal rafters with queen struts to collars and 2 tiers of purlins. Original rafters throughout. The building was probably a gatehouse range similar in form to that of Northborough, Cambs. Grafton was a royal manor in C16, and work is recorded here in 1520s-80s. (Buildings of England: Northamptonshire: 1973, p227. H Colvin: History of the Kings Works Vol IV, 1485-1660, pt II, 1982: p92-6; information from C T P Woodfield.) (1259)

Listing NGR: SP7587046854


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Legacy System number: 235278

Legacy System: LBS


Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, (1973), 227
Summerson, C, Biddle, M, Hale, J R, Merriman, M, 'History of The Kings Works' in History of the Kings Works 1485-1660 Part 2, , Vol. 4, (1982), 92-6

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