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Description: The Priory
Date Listed: 25 October 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 231047
OS Grid Reference: SP8950482890
OS Grid Coordinates: 489504, 282890
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4367, -0.6848
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SP8882 GRAFTON ROAD
1337-0/14/282 (South West side)
25/10/51 The Priory
Large house. 1588, and late C17 (for the Maydwell family) with
some later modification. Ashlar and coursed limestone rubble
with Collyweston stone slate roof, coped gables, moulded stone
ridge and end stacks and a brick lateral stack. 2 storeys and
attic. Half-H plan. Garden front: 9 windows wide. (5 windows
to main block and 2 windows to the gable end of each wing).
6/6 sashes linked by flush bands at window head level, and
with flush keystones to ground floor. Windows to south wing
and central ground floor window blind. Second window from left
of main block originallyu a door. 5 hipped, 2-light
small-paned iron-framed gudgeon-hung casement dormers to main
block. Gables of wings of ashlar. South wing has ironstone
quoins. Entrance front: projecting south wing dated 1588 has a
3-light ovolo-moulded stone-mullioned window in the gable, and
similar blocked windows to ground and first floors of both
gable end and right flank. (Left flank has a C19 French
window, and a large 6/6 sash). Main block presumably
originally 5 windows wide but central first floor window
skilfully removed. Central pedimented porch with double
2-panelled doors masks roll-moulded stone architrave, with
pulvinated frieze and cornice. Flush window-head band with
flush keystones. Raised band. Cornice. Windows small-paned
gudgeon-hung cross-casements. 5 dormers at garden front.
Ground floor left-hand window blocked. Right-hand bay
concealed by small C19 ashlar addition, with hipped roof and
sash windows. Lower gabled addition in front of north wing has
sash windows with gauged stone heads. Interior of south wing
altered in C19 to create one left storey, but retains 2-bay
original roof, with closed collar and tie beam truss and 2
tiers of butt purlins. Plaster in roof space has C19 graffiti.
Interior of main block also considerably altered in C19, but
hall retains bolection-moulded stone chimney piece. Some
(Buildings of England: Northamptonshire: P 225).
Listing NGR: SP8950482890
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Source: English Heritage
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