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

Kettering (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SP 83040 83072


SP88SW 0/4/170

RUSHTON DESBOROUGH ROAD (South side) The Triangular Lodge

(Formerly Listed as: DESBQROUGH ROAD The Triangular Lodge at Rushton Hall) 25/02/57

GV I Lodge. Dated TT1593 and 1595, Limestone and ironstone ashlar laid in alternate courses, Collyweston stone slate roof, elaborately decorated central stone chimney stacks which carries date 1595. Two storeys and semi- basement. Three windows to each floor on each side. Triangular plan. On each side Three pointed gables with tall finials rise above the continuous entablature and screen the roof. Each side of the building is thirty-three and a third feet long and carries a Biblical text of thirty-three letters. Semi-basement windows are small trefoils with triangular lights, ground floor windows are in the form of a cross with three circular windows at the end of each arm (forming diamond), first floor windows are large trefoiled with triangular and hexagonal openings. The gables and the windows of the two main storeys are decorated with a great variety of devices. Heavy studded door reached by flight of C20 steps. Interior much plainer: one large hexagonal room on each floor with small triangular spaces at the corners one of which contains a newel stair. First floor main room has fireplace with C19 surround. Built for Thomas Tresham of Rushton Hall (q.v.), the Triangular Lodge is an architectural conceit which makes great play with the number three, mainly as a symbol of the Holy Trinity but also as a pun on his surname. It is in the care of English Heritage. (Buildings of England: Northamptonshire: pp400-2).

Listing NGR: SP8304083072


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Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, (1973), 400-2


This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 16 Jul 2002
Reference: IOE01/08284/14
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Michael Rockett. Source Historic England Archive
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