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College House, Higham Ferrers

Description: College House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 23 September 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 232328

OS Grid Reference: SP9604668651
OS Grid Coordinates: 496046, 268651
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3076, -0.5927

Location: College Street, Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire NN10 8DZ

Locality: Higham Ferrers
Local Authority: East Northamptonshire District Council
County: Northamptonshire
Country: England
Postcode: NN10 8DZ

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There is also a scheduled monument, Higham Ferrers Motte and Bailey Castle, with Ponds, Warren and Dovecote, 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 Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire at Explore Britain.

Listing Text

SP9668NW (East side)
College House

House. Datestone AD/1633/WS and T.F.1683 and late C17/early C18. Squared coursed
limestone with early C20 plain tile roof. 3-unit plan of different builds. 2
storeys with attic. 6-window range. Gabled porch breaks forward to right of
centre with arch-head outer doorway with jewel-cut keystone. Ribbed door under
stone lintel. Roundels with cusps to return walls of porch. 3-light stone
mullion window to first floor of porch and small arch- head attic window. C17
canted stone bay window with gabled attic hood to right of porch has 5-light
stone mullion window at first floor. Ground floor window has been modified and
has only one light in right return. 2-light stone mullion attic window. 4-window
range to left is late C17/early C18 with renewed leaded cross windows under
gauged stone heads. Chamfered plinth and moulded cornice. Ashlar gable parapets
and kneelers with square finial bases to C17 range. 2 gabled roof dormers with
casements to C18 range. Brick and stone stacks at ridge and ends. Datestone
above doorway 1633. Rear elevation has one tripartite sash window and datestone
1683. Interior has some panelled doors and window reveals.
(Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, p.259).

Listing NGR: SP9604668651

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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