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The Triangular Lodge, Rushton

Description: The Triangular Lodge

Grade: I
Date Listed: 25 February 1957
English Heritage Building ID: 231150

OS Grid Reference: SP8304083072
OS Grid Coordinates: 483040, 283072
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4393, -0.7798

Location: Rushton, Northamptonshire NN14 1RG

Locality: Rushton
Local Authority: Kettering Borough Council
County: Northamptonshire
Country: England
Postcode: NN14 1RG

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There is also a scheduled monument, Rushton Triangular Lodge: an Elizabethan Warrener's Lodge and Rabbit Warren, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

Explore more of the area around Rushton, Northamptonshire at Explore Britain.

Listing Text

1337-0/4/170 (South side)
25/02/57 The Triangular Lodge
(Formerly Listed as:
The Triangular Lodge at Rushton Hall)
Lodge. Dated TT1593 abd 1595, Limestone and ironstone ashlar
laid in alternate courses, Collyweston stone slate roof,
elaborately decorated central stone chimney stacks which
carries date 1595. 2 storeys and semi- basement. 3 windows to
each floor on each side. Triangular plan. On each side 3
pointed gables with tall finials rise above the continuous
entablature and screen the roof. Each side of the building is
33 1/3 feet long and carries a Biblical text of 33 letters.
Semi-basement windows are small trefoils with triangular
lights, ground floor windows are in the form of a cross with 3
circular windows at the end of each arm (forming diamond),
first floor windows are large trefoiled with triangular and
hexagonal openings. The gables and the windows of the 2 main
storeys are decorated with a great variety of devices. Heavy
studded door reached by flight of C20 steps. Interior much
plainer: one large hexagonal room on each floor with small
triangular spaces at the corners one of which contains a newel
stair. First floor main room has fireplace with C19 surround.
Built for Thomas Tresham of Rushton Hall (q.v.), the
Triangular Lodge is an architectural conceit which makes great
play with the number 3, mainly as a symbol of the Holy Trinity
but also as a pun on his surname. It is in the care of English
(Buildings of England: Northamptonshire: pp400-2).

Listing NGR: SP8304083072

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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