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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: 1040922



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

County: Northamptonshire

District: South Northamptonshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Abthorpe

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 01-Dec-1951

Date of most recent amendment: 14-Dec-1987

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 235022

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ABTHORPE FOSCOTE SP64NE 6/4 Foscote House 01/12/51 (Formerly listed as Foscote House and farm buildings)


Farmhouse. c.1840. Coursed squared ironstone, hipped slate roofs, brick internal stacks. U-plan. 2-storey, 3-window range. Central double-leaf, part-glazed, door with panelled reveals in limestone surround with plain pilasters supporting simple entablature and pediment. 16-pane sash windows to ground and first floor, all with stone sills and segmental-arched heads. Central bay breaks forward and has pedimental gable with string course to base. Deep projecting eaves. Lower 2-storey symmetrical wings flank main block to rear. That to rear left houses brewhouse and dairy. Interior: inner staircase hall with open-well staircase with stick balusters and steeply ramped and wreathed handrail rising to first floor landing hall. Original stone and marble chimneypieces. One of a number of model farms built for the 4th Duke of Grafton 1839-44. (The Northamptonshire Landscape, J. Steane, 1974, p.240-1).

Listing NGR: SP6582047090

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Steane, J , The Northamptonshire Landscape, (1974), 240-1

National Grid Reference: SP 65820 47090


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