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Lyveden Old Bield and Attached Outbuildings, Aldwincle

Description: Lyveden Old Bield and Attached Outbuildings

Grade: I
Date Listed: 23 May 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 232433

OS Grid Reference: SP9816885882
OS Grid Coordinates: 498168, 285882
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4621, -0.5565

Location: Harley Way, Benefield, Northamptonshire PE8 5AT

Locality: Aldwincle
Local Authority: East Northamptonshire District Council
County: Northamptonshire
Country: England
Postcode: PE8 5AT

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Listing Text

(South side)

1/2 Lyveden Old Bield and attached
23/05/67 outbuidings
(Formerly listed as Lyveden
Old Building)


Also known as Lyveden Manor.
Manor house. Late C16 for Tresham family with early C20 alterations. Limestone
ashlar with Colleyweston and Welsh slate roofs. L-shape plan, originally part of
larger house with open courtyard. 2 storeys with attic. Main front to west is a
3-window range with gable to left. Large 6-light ovolo-moulded stone-mullion
windows, with king mullions, to ground and first floor left. One transom to
ground floor window and 2 transoms to first floor hall window. Lights to far
left and right are now blocked internally, Similar 3-light windows with
transoms, to right, and C20 two-light first floor window to centre. 3-light
stone-mullion attic window in gable. The window to ground floor right was
originally a doorway. Moulded string course above window heads. Chamfered plinth
and ashlar gable parapets and kneelers. Central ashlar stack with square flues
linked by arches below an entablature. Billeted moulded panel below attic
window. Outbuilding at right angles to right of main front is linked to main
house by C20 porch. Outbuilding has ashlar gable parapets and 3-light stone
mullion window in rear wall. Elevation to left of main front is a 2-window range
of large 3-light cavetto-moulded stone mullion windows with transoms. Central
plank door has moulded stone surround with 4-centred arch head. Building
attached to left has lower eaves level. Gable end to left has 3-light stone
mullion windows with arch-head lights to ground and first floor. Gable end to
right of main front has 3-light stone mullion window, with transom, to first
floor and similar 3-light attic window. Rear elevation of main front is of 2
bays with one-window range. 2-light stone mullion window with transom to first
floor right. Doorway below is now a 2-light window. Large lateral stack to left
has similar flues to those on main front. Elevation of return wall to right is
of 2 bays. Large 3-light stone mullion windows to ground and first floor left.
One transom to ground floor window and 2 transoms to first floor hall window.
Bay to right is a 2-window range of 3-light stone mullion windows at landing
levels of former staircase hall. Gabled eaves dormers above this bay. Moulded
string course between floors rise over one staircase window head. Plank door,
with chamfered stone surround and 4-centred arch head, to right. Large ashlar
stack, similar to that at main front, rises from valley. Ashlar gable parapet to
right has moulded finial. Building attached to right has lower eaves and C20
openings. Ashlar gable parapet with square finial. Interior: drawing room has
moulded wood cornice, probably reset. Ground and first floor doorways to former
staircase hall have moulded stone surrounds and 4-centred arch heads. Similar
chamfered surrounds to other door openings, some now covered. Hearth of
fireplace to first floor hall remains. Interior subdivided early C20 and
staircase removed to America. Archway to courtyard, for Sir Lewis Tresham, now
at Fermyn Woods Hall, Brigstock. Lyveden Old Bield was owned by the Tresham
family from mid C15.
(Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, p.299).

Listing NGR: SP9816885882

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Source: English Heritage

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