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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: 1331241



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


District: City of Peterborough

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Southorpe

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 19-Mar-1962

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 50337

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1. 5141 SOUTHORPE WALCOT Walcot Hall TF 0704 39/537 19.3.62 I GV 2. Circa 1674-8. Walcot Hall has been attributed to John Webb but Webb died in 1672 and the house was not bought until 1674 by Sir Hugh Cholmley who pulled the old hall down and built the present house. 1678 date on 2 rainwater heads. Large ashlar house of 9 by 5 bays, 2 storeys and attic. Collyweston stone roof, hipped and with heavy modillion eaves cornice and pedimented dormers. The garden front to west has 3 bay pediment and alternating segmental and triangular pediments with pulvinated frieze to ground floor windows, and central doorway with moulded stone architrave, segmental pediment and semi-circular fanlight. Windows on all elevations have moulded stone architraves and sashes with glazing bars. The angles have rusticated quoins of equal length. Four rusticated square chimneys. Later porch on north side with double doors with pedimental entablature and balustrade to balcony above. There is a balustraded stone parapet surrounding the basement area bridged by a flight of steps to west doorway. Interiors Drawing room has C18 plaster ceiling and marble chimmey piece. Panelled dining room has chimney piece and over doors. Ball has large reconstructed open well staircase rising full height of house. Bridges History of Northants, 1791 Vol II page 498 states that the hall was in the Browne family till 1662, was then purchased by Bernard Walcot who sold it circa 1674 to Sir Hugh Cholmley who pulled the old hall down and built the present house. His arms are over one of the fireplaces. It soon passed to Hon Sydney Montague and circa 1770 was sold to John Nash, youngest son of Lord Campden. VCH Northants Vol II.

Listing NGR: TF0790704162

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Bridges, J, The History and Antiquities of Northamptonshire, (1791)
Ryland, W, Adkins, D, Sejeantson, R, The Victoria History of the County of Northampton, (1906)

National Grid Reference: TF 07907 04162


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