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Number 59 and (Thorpe House) and Attached Wall to South, Raunds

Description: Number 59 and (Thorpe House) and Attached Wall to South

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 26 April 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 232428

OS Grid Reference: SP9989472344
OS Grid Coordinates: 499894, 272344
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3401, -0.5352

Location: Thorpe Street, Raunds, Northamptonshire NN9 6LS

Locality: Raunds
Local Authority: East Northamptonshire District Council
County: Northamptonshire
Country: England
Postcode: NN9 6LS

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There is also a scheduled monument, Thorpe End Iron Age, Saxon and Medieval Settlement, 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.

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Listing Text

SP97SE (West side)
5/126 No.59 (Thorpe House) and
26/04/50 attached wall to S
(Formerly listed as Thorpe
House including garden wall on
- II*

Farmhouse. Mid C16. Probably modified late C16 and C18. Squared coursed
limestone with Colleyweston slate, Welsh slate and pantile roofs. Originally
3-unit plan with central cross wing. 2 storeys with attic. Main front of 3 bays
with central gabled cross wing rising to attic storey. Central 2-storey gabled
porch has 4-centred arch head opening at ground floor and 2-light stone mullion
window above with leaded lights. 6-light stone mullion window to ground floor
right, central king mullion, hood mould and hollow reveals. Similar 4-light
window with square-head lights to ground floor left. 3-light stone mullion
windows with arch-head lights to first floor left and right also have hollow
reveals. 3-light stone mullion attic window to central gable has leaded lights.
Small single-light window to ground floor right of porch has arch-head light.
Ashlar gable parapets and ball finials to cross wing and left gable. Right gable
has square finial. Right gable has 3-light stone mullion window at first floor,
similar to those on main front. Quatrefoil set in a diamond surround to attic
above. Rear elevation has central gable with large lateral stack to left and
similar stack to far right. 3-window range of 2-light stone mullion windows with
arch-head lights, that to right is blocked. Similar 3-light window to ground
floor right has drip mould and renewed mullions. 3-light stone mullion attic
window. C19 brick lean-to at base of cross wing has plain tile roof.
Single-storey range attached at right angles to right has garage and
outbuildings forming part of house. C19 lean-to attached at intersection with
main house has slate roof and ashlar porch with 4-centred head. Casement to
right has glazing bars and wood lintels. Sofia stone mullion windows have iron
cames. Attached wall to right of main front has 4-centred arch head opening.
Interior: centre entrance hall has wide C18 staircase with windows at head,
attic stair is remains of original wooden spiral. Room to right of entrance hall
has crass beams moulded in one direction only, restored Lib fireplace with
moulded stone surround and 4-centre hood and pair of C18 panelled doors. Room to
left of entrance, formerly the kitchen has large open fireplace with bressumer.
2 small rooms occupying the ground floor of the central cross wing have raised
floor levels with cellars below. Close studded screen walls and ground and first
floor and ribbed and studded doors with 4-centred arch heads and stone chamfered
jambs. 2 first floor rooms have C16/C17 fireplaces with 4-centred heads.
Panelled cupboard door to right of fireplace in first floor room. Some original
roof structure survives. Kitchen, probably C18 has remains of open fireplace.
Thought to be the birthplace of John Grimbald, builder of Trinity College
Library and Clare College, Cambridge.

Listing NGR: SP9989472344

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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