THE TRIANGULAR LODGE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1052038
Date first listed:
25-Feb-1957
Date of most recent amendment:
19-Jun-1992
Statutory Address:
THE TRIANGULAR LODGE, DESBOROUGH ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
THE TRIANGULAR LODGE, DESBOROUGH ROAD

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

County:
Northamptonshire
District:
Kettering (District Authority)
Parish:
Rushton
National Grid Reference:
SP 83040 83072

Details

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

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
231150
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

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

Legal

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

End of official listing

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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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