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Description: Dryden House and Attached Wall
Date Listed: 23 May 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 232457
OS Grid Reference: TL0108981564
OS Grid Coordinates: 501089, 281564
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4227, -0.5149
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TL08SW ALDWINCLE THORPE ROAD
4/25 Dryden House and attached wall
23/05/67 (Formerly listed as The Old
Rectory, now house. C14 origins, but mainly C16, C17 and late C18. Squared
coursed limestone with Colleyweston slate roof. L-shape plan. 2 storeys with
attic. Main front of 3 bays. 2-window range to right is rendered and has two-,
3- and 4-light leaded casements at ground floor under rendered heads with
keyblocks. 2 sash windows with glazing bars, at first floor, under similar
heads. Central part-glazed door, between windows, has a rusticated rendered
surround. Large polygonal stone bay to left is probably late C18. 3 sash windows
to first floor with glazing bars, and plain ashlar surrounds and keyblocks. C20
leaded casements to ground floor with similar surrounds. Gabled roof with
polygonal hipped roof over bay to left. Ashlar stacks at ridge and end. Garden
front to left of main front is a 4-window range of irregularly spaced late C18
plain and tripartite sash windows, all with glazing bars. Roof dormer to right.
2 bays to left are probably late C18. C20 extensions to rear. Wall attached to
left of garden front has 2 reset datestones, 1570 and 1631. Interior: room to
right of hall has remains of large open fireplace with bressumer, room to left
of entrance, has late C18/early C19 reset marble fireplace; some moulded spine
beams. Noted as incorporating C14 wall internally. Birthplace of John Dryden,
poet, born 1631.
(Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, p.77; V.C.H.: Northamptonshire, Vol.3,
Listing NGR: TL0108981564
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Source: English Heritage
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