SHORTWOOD HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1356928
Date first listed:
02-Nov-1954
Date of most recent amendment:
19-Jul-1985
Statutory Address:
SHORTWOOD HOUSE

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Location

Statutory Address:
SHORTWOOD HOUSE

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

County:
Northamptonshire
District:
Daventry (District Authority)
Parish:
Lamport
National Grid Reference:
SP 77308 75889

Details

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

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
360319
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

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

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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