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Statutory Address:

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

Kettering (District Authority)
Stoke Albany
National Grid Reference:
SP 80494 88256


SP88NW 4/45 25/10/51

STOKE ALBANY ASHLEY ROAD (North side) The Old House


Manor house. Probably late C14 with C16, C17 and C20 additions. Regular coursed ironstone with Collyweston slate roof. Originally open hall plan, now T-shape. 2 storeys with attic. Main front of 3-window range of 2-, 3- and 4-light stone mullion windows with leaded lights. Central C20 door has moulded stone surround. Gabled cross wings breaks forward to right. Large 3-stage buttress to left of centre. Ashlar gable parapets, kneelers and finial and stone stack at ridge. 2 bays to left are remains of the medieval hall. Elevation to right of main front has 2-window range of stone mullion windows with large buttress between. Rear has gabled cross wing to left with one C14 two-light window with Y-tracery to first floor. probably originally forming part of the medieval solar. Central gabled staircase projection is probably C16. Similar gable to far right is early C20. Single-storey C20 extensions to left. Interior: entrance hall follows line of screens passage and has 2 C14 arch-head openings in wall to right. Room to left of entrance was originally the hall, now sub-divided and has open fireplace with bressumer, probably inserted C16. Room to right of entrance has open fireplace with bressumer and with C17 fireplace with 4-centred head. Room to rear right of entrance also has open fireplace with bressumer. Stone spiral staircase from ground to first floor and wooden spiral to attic. First floor room to rear right has C17 fireplace with 4-centred head. Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, p.415).

Listing NGR: SP8049488256


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Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, (1961), 415


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: 26 Jun 2002
Reference: IOE01/07403/25
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Ian Paterson. Source Historic England Archive
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