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Abington Abbey (Museum), Northampton

Description: Abington Abbey (Museum)

Grade: I
Date Listed: 19 January 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 231881

OS Grid Reference: SP7747861497
OS Grid Coordinates: 477478, 261497
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2462, -0.8666

Locality: Northampton
Local Authority: Northampton Borough Council
County: Northamptonshire
Country: England
Postcode: NN1 5LW

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Listing Text

In the entry for


Abington Abbey

The words 'Scheduled Ancient Monument.' in the last line of the description shall be


Abington Abbey
19.1.52 (Museum)
SP 76 SE 14/15
Only known as an Abbey since 1841. Early C16 of hollow quadrangular plan. Altered
and largely rebuilt 1675-8. Refronted on south and east circa 1740; rainwater heads
on south dated 1743. C18 work attributed to Smith of Warwick. Ashlar facades.
2 storeys and attics, first floor band, cornice, parapet, dormers. South projecting
centre and ends, 1:4:1:4:1 sash windows in eared architraves.
Central doorway has round arch, surround of rusticated Doric pilasters under
entablature. East side elevation has projecting pedimented centre with cupola.
4:3:4 sash windows. Central doorway has entablature, segmental pediment, pilasters,
round arch.
Interior has many important features. 4 bay framed roof to hall with tall mullioned
windows. Linen-fold panelled ground floor room. Fine plaster ceilings. Good
C17 main stairway with newel posts, turned balusters; C18 secondary staircase.
Plaster vaults in Gothic style, later C18.
VCH, IV, pp 65-6. Scheduled Ancient Monument.

Church of St Peter and St Paul, Abington Abbey and The Cottage, Christchurch Road
form a group.

Listing NGR: SP7747861497

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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