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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: 1040911



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

County: Northamptonshire

District: South Northamptonshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Stoke Bruerne

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 01-Dec-1951

Date of most recent amendment: 15-Mar-1988

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 234996

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7/176 East Pavilion and attached 01/12/51 quadrant colonnade (Formerly listed as Stoke Park)


Pavilion. c.1629-35 for Sir Francis Crane, altered late C18 and late C19, restored 1970 when converted into self-contained dwelling. Brick carcase, faced with limestone and ironstone ashlar, hipped slate roof, stone internal stack. 1 storey, basement and attic; 3-window range. Basement is faced with ironstone and has central door with keyblocked moulded limestone surround, flanked by square windows with similar surrounds. Basement forms plinth with moulded limestone band at ground floor level and supports giant order of Ionic pilasters defining bays. Ironstone pilasters with limestone bases and capitals supporting entablature of ironstone, with contrasting pulvinated frieze and brown-painted moulded wood eaves. Central bay breaks forward slightly, its pilasters supplemented by portions of 'shadow' pilasters either side, and has pediment. Central 1st floor window restored C20 in accordance with plate in Vitruvius Britannicus and has blustrade, moulded ironstone surround and segmental pediment. Flanked by windows with moulded stone surrounds, plain friezes and moulded cornices. Attic windows have moulded stone surrounds topped by flat-arched heads of limestone with console keyblocks. Pilasters and window dressings contrast with limestone-faced walling. 2-storey porch wing to left side facing former forecourt of house has similar pilasters to angles and open ground floor with minor order of Ionic columns supporting moulded limestone lintel. Porches to front and rear have corresponding order. Tall round-arched windows to 1st floor with moulded stone surrounds, limestone imposts and console keyblocks, blind to front and rear. Pediments to front and side bays shown in Vitruvius Britannicus replaced late C18 by hipped roof. Quadrant colonnade begins to rear of porch wing; now ruinous. Round-headed niches to rear outside wall. Interior now sub-divided. Brick-vaulted basement. A brick-vaulted tunnel below colonnade, probably C18, runs between pavilions. East pavilion formerly housed chapel and formed part of a tripartite composition with house destroyed by fire in 1886. This was replaced by a large addition in Jacobean style attached to rear of east pavilion, now demolished as part of C20 restoration works. (Buildings of England: Northamptonshire: 1973, pp415-6; Colen Campbell: Vitruvius Britannicus III 1717, pl.9; Country Life: 23rd July 1953; Stoke Park, llorthanptDnshire, Guide Rook (no date)

Listing NGR: SP7410948773

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, (1973), 415-6
'Country Life' in 23 July, (1953)
'Vitruvius Britannicus' in Vitruvius Britannicus, (1725)
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 30 Northamptonshire,

National Grid Reference: SP 74109 48773


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