Description: Wall, Gatepiers and Gates Extending to Approximately 100 Metres North, East and West of Drayton Hous
Date Listed: 31 July 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 232510
OS Grid Reference: SP9628079991
OS Grid Coordinates: 496280, 279991
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4095, -0.5860
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SP97NE, SP9680 LOWICK DRAYTON PARK
6/76, 12/76 Wall, gatepiers and gates
extending to approx. 100m. N,
E and W of Drayton House, and
Walls, gatepiers, gates and attached orangery. Probably all early C18 for the
Duchess of Norfolk and Sir John Germain, partly restored C19. Squared coursed
limestone walls, ashlar gatepiers, wrought-iron gates and brick orangery with
Colleyweston slate roof. Pair of wrought-iron gates to north-east of north wall
have rusticated ashlar gatepiers with attached columns and moulded cornices.
Gates with leaf decoration and scroll panelled standards, probably restored Cl9.
Square-head gateway in west wall has flanking decorated pilasters. Iron railings
attached to south end of west wall, are mounted on retaining wall. Orangery
attached to south end of east wall was originally single-unit plan,
single-storey 4-window range. Central arch head doorway with rusticated
surround. Tall casement windows with glazing bars and moulded stone architraves.
Ashlar parapet and gabled roof with ashlar gable parapets. Interior: part now
converted to C20 changing rooms. Original roof trusses. Wall attached to south
of orangery has attached rusticated ashlar gatepier. Walls enclose 3 sides of
north and north east gardens of Drayton House (q.v.).
(Gardens included in HBMCE Register of Parks and Gardens at grade I.
Cornforth, J., Country Life, 20th May, 1965, p.1216; Buildings of England:
Northamptonshire, p.189; Jackson-Stops G, Drayton House, 1978).
Listing NGR: SP9628079991
Source: English Heritage
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