This browser is not fully supported by Historic England. Please update your browser to the latest version so that you get the best from our website.

WICKEN PARK

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.

Name: WICKEN PARK

List entry Number: 1041618

Location

WICKEN PARK

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

County: Northamptonshire

District: South Northamptonshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Wicken

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 03-Feb-1983

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

Legacy System Information

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System: LBS

UID: 235358

Asset Groupings

This list entry does not comprise part of an Asset Grouping. Asset Groupings are not part of the official record but are added later for information.

List entry Description

Summary of Building

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.

Reasons for Designation

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.

History

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.

Details

WICKEN SP73NW 9/121 Wicken Park 03/02/83

GV II

Country house, now school. Early C18 with possible C16 origins. Wings added and altered by Thomas Prowse for himself. Extra storey added and other alterations C19. Limestone ashlar, hipped slate roof, brick internal stacks. 3 storeys with 2-storey wings, 10-window range to north. Double-depth plan. North, present entrance front has C19 porch to left of centre and sash windows with flat-arched heads. 3 bays either side of 2-bay centre break forward slightly. 2-storey wings have canted projections and 3 12-pane sashes to ground and 1st floors with flat arched heads. Plinth and 1st floor storey band. 9-window garden front to south. Wings have 2 windows to this side to ground and 1st floor. All sash windows with flat-arched heads. West side elevation of 3 bays, that to centre breaking forward slightly. C19 office wing to east. Interior has 2-storey staircase hall with re-set mid C18 staircase rising to gallery-landing with slim turned balusters and carved tread ends. Plaster modillion cornice. Dentil and guilloche pattern plaster cornices to other rooms in west wing, another with reeded plaster cornice and moulded 6-panel door. Fielded panelling to rooms either end of south front one with bolection-moulded fireplace, the other with blocked corner fireplace. Wicken Park was formerly one of the lodges of the Whittlewood Forest, sold 1716 to Charles Hosier who enlarged it. The house came into the Prowse family through the marriage of Thomas Prowse of Axbridge, Somerset, to Elizabeth Sharp, eldest daughter of the Hosiers only child Anna Maria. Their descendants lived there until 1860 when it was sold to Colonel the Hon. George Sholto Douglas-Pennent, later Baron Penrhyn, who enlarged the house and restored and enlarged the Church (q.v.) in memory of his first wife who died 1869. The Penrhyn family lived at Wicken Park until 1944 when the estate was sold. (Buildings of England: Northamptonshire; 1973, p462; C.S. Dickin Moore: Wicken Church, 1967; H. Colvin: A Dictionary of British Architects: 1978, p667)

Listing NGR: SP7439038206

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Colvin, H M, A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840, (1978)
Dickin Moore, CS , Wicken Church Guidebook, (1967)
Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, (1973), 462

National Grid Reference: SP 74390 38206

Map

Map
© Crown Copyright and database right 2018. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100024900.
© British Crown and SeaZone Solutions Limited 2018. All rights reserved. Licence number 102006.006.
Use of this data is subject to Terms and Conditions.

The above map is for quick reference purposes only and may not be to scale. For a copy of the full scale map, please see the attached PDF - 1041618 .pdf

The PDF will be generated from our live systems and may take a few minutes to download depending on how busy our servers are. We apologise for this delay.

This copy shows the entry on 22-Feb-2018 at 11:01:39.

End of official listing