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

West Northamptonshire (Unitary Authority)
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SP 77308 75889


LAMPORT FAXTON SP77NE 7/66 Shortwood House 02/11/54 (Formerly listed as Shortwood Lodge)

- II

Hawking tower now house. c.1720. Squared coursed lias and limestone ashlar with lead and slate roofs. Square tower originally having single-unit wings to left and right. 3 storeys with 2-storey wings. Together comprising a 3-window range of C19 sashes with plain ashlar surrounds. The third storey is canted with a large ashlar surround to the window having a segmental arch and keystone. Reputed to be a fireplace surround from Pytchley Old Hall. Open balustraded parapet. Plain flat string courses between floors, sundial below first floor window. Gabled roofs to side wings with brick and stone stacks at ridge and end. Flat roof to tower. Rear windows of the tower have heavily rusticated surrounds. C20 door at rear. Interior has dogleg staircase in the tower. (Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, p.402).

Listing NGR: SP7730875889


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Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, (1973), 402


This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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