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Walls, Gatepier and Attached Banqueting House and Balustrade Approximately 80 Metres East of Drayton, Lowick

Description: Walls, Gatepier and Attached Banqueting House and Balustrade Approximately 80 Metres East of Drayton

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 23 May 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 232511

OS Grid Reference: SP9634780146
OS Grid Coordinates: 496347, 280146
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4108, -0.5850

Location: Lowick, Northamptonshire NN14 3BB

Locality: Lowick
Local Authority: East Northamptonshire District Council
County: Northamptonshire
Country: England
Postcode: NN14 3BB

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Listing Text


12/77 Walls, gatepier and attached
23/05/67 Banqueting House and
balustrade approx.
80m. E of Drayton House
(Formerly listed as Drayton


Walls, gatepier, banqueting house and attached balustrade. Late C17 for second
Earl of Peterborough with later alterations. Squared coursed limestone walls and
limestone ashlar gatepier. Squared coursed limestone banqueting house with
ashlar facades and lead roof. Wall has gatepier attached to north and banqueting
house attached to south. Banqueting house is one-unit, single-storey, one-window
range. Tall fixed window with glazing bars and moulded stone architraves.
Rusticated quoins, moulded cornice and plain ashlar parapet; roof not visible.
Elevation to right has central doorway with moulded stone architraves and arms
of second Earl of Peterborough above. 5 bays of ashlar balustrade attached to
north of Banqueting House. 3 closed lead urns, probably by Van Nost are mounted
on balustrade. Banqueting House forms pair with walls, gatepiers, gates and
screens south and east of Drayton House; and Banqueting House, balustrade,
statue and cistern (q.v.).
(Gardens included in HBMCE Register of Parks and Gardens at grade I.
Cornforth, J., 20th May, 1965, p.1216; Buildings of England: Northamptonshire,
p.189; Jackson-Stops G, Drayton House, 1978).

Listing NGR: SP9634780146

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Source: English Heritage

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