CATESBY HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1075311
Date first listed:
24-Feb-1987
Statutory Address:
CATESBY HOUSE

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Location

Statutory Address:
CATESBY HOUSE

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

County:
Northamptonshire
District:
Daventry (District Authority)
Parish:
Catesby
National Grid Reference:
SP 52366 59463

Details

CATESBY UPPER CATESBY SP55NW 4/45 Catesby House - II Country House. Built 1863 in Jacobean style but incorporating material from Old Catesby House; enlarged 1894. Ironstone ashlar with limestone dressings, tile roof, stone stacks. 2 storeys and attic. Double-depth plan. Principal front to garden: 3-window range with central part-glazed C20 door in early C18 moulded stone surround with straight hood on console brackets. Bays left and right break forward and have re-used chamfered quoins to angles of ground floor and single-storey bay windows with mullioned and transomed windows. 2-light mullioned and transomed windows to first floor. String course to first floor and over upper windows. Plain coped parapet over central bay, elaborate shaped gables with obelisk finials to left and right with round arched windows, that to right blocked. Slightly lower 2-window range to left with mullioned and transomed windows. Right side elevation has 2 two-storey bay windows with ornamental pierced and shaped parapets with obelisk finials. Shaped gable ends. Entrance front has shaped gable flanked by tall thin stacks over projecting central bay with single-storey porch. Porch has round-headed arch with strapwork in spandrels flanked by pilasters and shaped gable with obelisk finial. 2-light mullioned and transomed windows left and right to ground and first floors. Inset strapwork panels above first floor windows. A service wing with C20 garage projects to right. Interior: staircase hall has C16 linenfold panelling said to come from Catesby Priory, late C17 doorcases with open segmental pediments to Music Room and Dining Room left and right at foot of staircase. Late C17 staircase with big barley sugar balusters. Dining room has late C17 reused panelling with moulded raised panels and doorcase with open segmental pediment. Music room has elegant French-style panelling, plasterwork and statuary marble chimneypiece probably of 1894. (Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, p.145; Rev. S.H. Marriott, Some Notes for a History of Catesby, 1932, p.16).

Listing NGR: SP5236659463

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
360535
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, (1961), 145
Other
Marriott, SH, Some Notes for a History of Catesby,

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: 13 Jun 2001
Reference: IOE01/03420/29
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