REMAINS OF THE DOWER HOUSE IN FAWSLEY PARK 3/4 METRES NORTH EAST OF FAWSLEY HALL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1343554
Date first listed:
18-Jan-1968
Date of most recent amendment:
24-Feb-1987
Statutory Address:
REMAINS OF THE DOWER HOUSE IN FAWSLEY PARK 3/4 METRES NORTH EAST OF FAWSLEY HALL

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Location

Statutory Address:
REMAINS OF THE DOWER HOUSE IN FAWSLEY PARK 3/4 METRES NORTH EAST OF FAWSLEY HALL

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

County:
Northamptonshire
District:
Daventry (District Authority)
Parish:
Fawsley
National Grid Reference:
SP 57024 57896

Details

FAWSLEY SP55NE 5/85 Remains of the Dower House in n 18/01/68 Fawsley Park 3/4m. NE of Fawsley Hall (Formerly listed as Remains of the Dower House) - II Dower house, originally hunting lodge. Early C16 and late C16. Ironstone ashlar and brick laid in irregular English bond, brick lateral and end stacks. H-plan. The house consists of two ranges, the earlier front range of brick with ironstone dressings and later back range, completing the H, of ironstone. The front range has a polygonal brick tower in the middle of the long side with first floor moulded brick and stone string with deep hollow moulding, and battlemented parapet. Diaper patterning to brickwork with flared headers. Arch-mullion windows of 2, 3 and 4-lights. Ironstone quoins. Large ironstone projecting end stack to left with base of twisted brick flues. The stone range behind has similar arch-mullion windows and stack. Ruined by mid C18 and some C19 repair work. The earliest brick structure in the county (Pevsner). Now in a very poor state of repair and smothered with ivy. A Scheduled Ancient Monument. (Buildings of England: Northants, p.215-216).

Listing NGR: SP5702457896

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
360575
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, (1961), 215-216
Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 30 Northamptonshire,

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: 10 May 2003
Reference: IOE01/11436/07
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr David Morphew. Source Historic England Archive
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