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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.


List entry Number: 1189661



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

County: Northamptonshire

District: Wellingborough

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Ecton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 28-May-1954

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 233344

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ECTON CHURCH WAY SP8263 18/66 Ecton Hall 28/05/54


Country house. C16 origins but mainly c.1756 for Ambrose Isted probably by Sanderson Miller; extended 1889 for Sotheby family. Lias ashlar with slate roof laid to diminishing courses. Originally shallow U-shape plan in Gothick style. 2 storeys with attic. Garden front of 1756 is of 9-window range. Central canted porch has ogee head opening flanked by similar blank openings and rib vault inside. Central 3 bays have sash windows with glazing bars and labels above. Flanking 2 bays break forward with pairs of similar sash windows under combined label. Flanking bays to far left and right have 2-storey centred stone bay window with sashes having some Gothick glazing bars. Armorial panels between windows and castellated parapet. Curved gables above each have 2-light stone mullioned attic windows. Centre 7 bays have castellated parapet. Hipped and gabled roofs and stone stacks at ridge. C19 conservatory to right. Elevation to left has arch head window, 3 sashes and a central gable. Elevation to rear of garden front has gables and a 2-storey Tudor style porch to left with tall 3-light window in similar style to far left. Several stone mullioned windows have arch head lights. Interior not inspected but entrance hall noted as having remains of C18 plaster ceiling and plaster decoration to arch head doorcases originally depicting medallions of Homer, Julius Caesar and Cicero. Some C17 panelling may also remain. The late C19 extensions to the left of the garden front and the rear were demolished in mid C20. (Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, p.207; Squires Homes and other Old Houses in Northamptonshire by J.A. Gotch, p.30).

Listing NGR: SP8293963602

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Gotch, J A , Squires Homes and Other Old Buildings of Northamptonshire, (1939), 30
Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, (1973), 207

National Grid Reference: SP 82939 63602


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