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Description: Garden Farmhouse
Date Listed: 23 May 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 232619
OS Grid Reference: TL0612593117
OS Grid Coordinates: 506125, 293117
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5256, -0.4372
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FOTHERINGHAY MAIN STREET
TL09SE (North side)
6/64 Garden Farmhouse
23/05/67 (Formerly listed as Garden
Farm (formerly the New Inn)
Inn now house, commercial premises and outbuildings. Mid/late C15 for Edward IV,
reconstructed and extended C18, mid and late C19. Squared coursed limestone with
Colleyweston slate roof. Probably courtyard plan now a main range with central
carriage arch and wings projecting to front and rear left and rear right. 2
storeys. Main front is a 5-window range with central carriage arch. Range to
left of carriage arch, was the Hall, has two 2-light square-head windows with,
cinquefoiled lights and hood moulds, probably restored C19. Similar 2-light
window, above carriage arch, has armorial label stops. C19 single-light windows,
with cinquefoiled lights, to right of carriage arch and similar 2-light window
to first floor far right. C19 four-light window, with cinquefoiled lights and
transom, to ground floor far right. Central carriage arch has moulded stone
surround with 4-centred arch head, traceried spandrels and carved label stops.
Cusped frieze, with shields, above. 2-stage ashlar buttresses flanking archway.
Ashlar corner buttress with pyramid coping, to far right. Ashlar gable parapet,
to right, has carved kneeler and C19 brick and stone stack at apex. C15 range
projecting to left was reconstructed as farm building C19. 4-centred arch
doorway in gable, now blocked, has 2 blocked openings, with square heads, to
left. Return wall has similar blocked doorway and blocked square-head opening.
Elevation to right of main front is mainly C19 with C15 gable end to left.
Projecting flue to centre of gable has 2 single-light windows to left, with
cinquefoiled lights, now blocked. C19 porch to left of centre and 2 C19
projecting wings to centre and right. C19 central canted bay windows. Other
windows are all C19 with stone surrounds. Elevation to left of main front has
C19 cart entrance, flanked by pitch holes and slit vents. Rear elevation:
central carriage arch has wood lintel with close studded timber-framed first
floor above. Central C19 casement window. C19 doorway with 4-centred arch head
to right of carriage arch. Projecting wing to right is mainly C19 with cart
entrance under wood lintel. Range to left is mainly C19 with projecting gable
and casement windows with stone surrounds. Interior: entrance hall to right of
main front has C19 staircase. Room to left of entrance has large fireplace with
4-centred ogee and hollow-moulded head. Intersecting ceiling beam and collar.
The roof structure of the hall range, to the left of the main front,is noted as
a central collar truss with roll and hollow mouldings, two cranked struts, one
tier of butt-purlins and wind braces. A further truss has cambered tie beam,
struts to the collar and windbraces. Formerly the New Inn which served
Fotheringhay Castle. Part of Lord 0verstone's estate in C19 when it was recorded
as a farmhouse.
(RCHM: An Inventory of Architectural Monuments in North Northamptonshire: p72)
Listing NGR: TL0612593117
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