ALTHORP, FALCONRY OR HAWKING TOWER

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1356628

Date first listed: 02-Nov-1954

Statutory Address: ALTHORP, FALCONRY OR HAWKING TOWER

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Location

Statutory Address: ALTHORP, FALCONRY OR HAWKING TOWER

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

County: Northamptonshire

District: Daventry (District Authority)

Parish: Althorp

National Grid Reference: SP 68008 65706

Summary

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

ALTHORP SP66NE 7/5 Althorp, Falconry or Hawking 02/11/54 Tower

I Hunting Lodge. c.1611. Lias ashlar with slate roof. T-plan. 2 storeys with attic, 3 bays. Central cross wing forming gabled porch with arched entrance with open arcaded sides. Flanking casements with leaded lights and intersecting glazing bars with plain arched heads. First floor of blank arcade has fenestration 2: 3: 2 each with keystone and central casement window. Moulded string course between first and second floor. Gabled roof with ashlar parapets, kneelers and obelisks. Lateral stone stack at rear. Large coat of arms in porch gable and similar to right gable. Side elevations are similar with ground and first floor arcades, some with casements. Similar C19 single- storey wing to rear. Interior: Hall has 2 arcaded openings with keystones. Room to left of hall has C19 fireplace with Delft tiles. Dogleg stair to right of entrance with moulded stone handrail. Originally built with open arcaded first floor for spectating falconry. (Buildings of England : Northamptonshire, p.82).

Listing NGR: SP6800865706

Legacy

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

Legacy System number: 359994

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, (1961), 82
Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 30 Northamptonshire,

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