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Latitude: 52.2831 / 52°16'59"N
Longitude: -0.817 / 0°49'1"W
OS Eastings: 480797
OS Northings: 265651
OS Grid: SP807656
Mapcode National: GBR CX3.XZ1
Mapcode Global: VHDRT.SWF5
Entry Name: Overstone College
Location: Overstone, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN6
Traditional County: Northamptonshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire
Listing Date: 27 April 1983
Last Amended: 19 July 1985
Source: Historic England
English Heritage Legacy ID: 360441
Source ID: 1025849
OVERSTONE OVERSTONE PARK
13/188 Overstone College
27/04/83 (Formerly listed as The Main
Country House. Mid C19, by W.M. Tuelon for the first Lord Overstone. Limestone
ashlar with slate roof. Complex plan. Garden front: main house of 3 storeys;
5-window range of sashes. To left is a large canted bay with rusticated
pilasters and open balustrade over; above are twin sashes with pediment over and
armorial embellishment. Large square bay in the centre has open parapet over;
gable above with pilasters, semi-ciruclar head and finial. Hipped roofs with
ashlar stacks at ridge and ends. Large square tower breaking forward to right is
of 4 stages with open belvedre in fourth stage of double arcade with twin
columns and rusticated pilasters at the corners. Open balustrade with large
corner pilasters surmounted by groups of ball finials. 2-storey, 5-window range
to right of tower has canted bay to left and corner bay to right, both in
similar style to the main house. Short square tower to far right of 3 stages
with triple arcade in third stage, rusticated pilasters at corners and shallow
copper pyramid roof. Low wall with urns attached to centre of garden. Entrance
front is similar style with central single-storey porch with large rusticated
pilasters. Semi circular gable above has scroll embellishment. Large canted bay
to left and square bay to right similar to garden front. Other facades similar.
Interior: Large entrance hall with central staircase parting into 2 flights at
quarter landing. Turned balustrade with swept handrail. Moulded marble surrounds
to openings. Chapel to right has fine moulded plaster ceiling. Library to centre
of garden front has fireplaces and bookcases with moulded wood surround with 2
large mirrored overmantels; moulded plaster ceilings with Jacobean motifs.
(Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, p.369).
Listing NGR: SP8079765651
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