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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: 1189693



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: 13-May-1986

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 233351

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ECTON CHURCH WAY SP8263 (North side) 18/73 Ecton House 28/05/54 (Formerly listed as The Church House)


Rectory, now conference centre and rectory. c.1693 for John Palmer and date plaque P.W.M./1778. Lias ashlar with slate roof laid to diminishing courses. Double-depth plan. Entrance front of 7-window range arranged 1:5:1. Nine-panelled door is one bay to right of centre. Fanlight has intersecting glazing bars. Sash windows with glazing bars, some with crown glass and narrow wooden pilasters forming architraves. Curved stone lintels with keyblocks and foliage decoration to first floor centre window. 3-bay trellis verandah to centre on raised stone terrace. Rusticated quoins, and flat string courses between floors. Lead date plaque to left of entrance. Curved cornice and 3 flat-topped roof dormers. Hipped roof with stone stacks at ridge corners. Late C18 single-storey, 2-window range extensions to left and right of main front have sash windows under flat stone arches with plain panelled parapet above. Range of late C17 buildings attached to rear left have ashlar gable parapets. Rear and side elevations have some leaded cross windows and circular staircase windows. Interior: hall has open fireplace with moulded wood surround having a broken pediment with a bust of John Palmer by Rysbrack similar to that in the Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Ecton (q.v.). Late C17 staircase with half-landing and turned balusters. Fielded-panelled dado to hall and staircase and applied panelling to staircase walls. Some 6-panelled doors and panelled window reveals. Armorial glass to Palmer family in staircase windows.

Listing NGR: SP8284463613

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National Grid Reference: SP 82844 63613


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