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Harringworth Lodge, Harringworth

Description: Harringworth Lodge

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 23 May 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 232990

OS Grid Reference: SP9320895269
OS Grid Coordinates: 493208, 295269
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5473, -0.6269

Location: Harringworth, Northamptonshire NN17 3AB

Locality: Harringworth
Local Authority: East Northamptonshire District Council
County: Northamptonshire
Country: England
Postcode: NN17 3AB

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Listing Text

In the entry for;

SP 99 NW
3/123 (west side)
Harringworth Lodge


The building shall be upgraded to II* (star)

SP99NW (West side)
3/123 Harringworth Lodge
Hunting lodge, now farmhouse. C13 origins, present building dates from C15 for
the la Zouche family, with late C16/early C17 and early C19 additions. Regular
coursed limestone, limestone ashlar and close studded timber framing.
Collyweston slate roof. Originally rectangular plan, probably with one large
chamber now irregular T-shape. 2 storeys with attic. Main front of 5 irregular
bays. Bay, to right of centre, breaks forward as an early C19 wing at right
angles to main range. 2-window range of C19 and C20 casements, to first floor of
centre 2 bays, and one C19 casement to ground floor, set in chamfered wood
surround under a C16 hood mould. 4-panel door, under wood lintel, to right.
Single-stage buttress to left of door. One-window range with C19 casement, to
left, has C19 plank door, to right, under wood lintel. 2-stage ashlar buttresses
to either side of this bay. The ground floor of this range is mainly ashlar with
a section of regular coursed limestone to centre of range. The upper floor of
the centre 2 bays is timber framed, now rendered. Moulded stone string course,
between floors, and moulded stone cornice at eaves. Stone stacks at ridge and
and. Bay to far right has one-window range of cross-windows, with iron casement
under wood lintels. Right return wall, of early C19 wing, has a similar 2-window
range. A 4-panelled door to right, under wood lintel, is now the main entrance,
Left return of same wing has an irregular one-window range of cross-windows
under wood lintels. C19 one-window range, attached to far left, has casement
windows under shallow stone arches. Rear elevation has lean-to, with catslide
roof, to left of centre. 3-window range of casements to first floor centre and
right. One casement window, to first floor far left, is under wood lintel and
has 2 large corbels at cill level, probably medieval, reset. Central 4-panel
door is under wood lintel. Doorway in return wall of lean-to. Lower walls are
mainly ashlar, with central infill section of regular coursed limestone
corresponding to a similar techneque at main front. The upper floor is timber
framed with rendering, with some evidence of stone slate infill. There is a
moulded stone string course, between floors, with centre section, on this
elevation, in timber. Interior; entrance hall, in early C19 wing, has staircase
with stick balustrade, square newels and quarter landings. C15 two-light stone
mullion window, to right of stair, is in main wall of original building and has
cusped ogee-head lights with a blank shield in the spandrels. Room, to left of
main front, has large open fireplace, now blocked. Centre room has corbelling at
ceiling level, supporting first floor fireplaces and large spine beam. 2 rooms,
to far left of main front, each have remains of open fireplace; one room has
stopped-chamfered bressumer and spine beam. First floor room, to far right, has
stop-chamfered stone door surround. Original roof remains to centre 3 bays with
swell head posts, cambered tie beams, clasped purlins and curved wind braces.
The bays to the left and right of the centre 3 bays were added in the late
C16/early C17. The deer park was first created by William do Cantelupe in 1234.
A large fish pond to the south of the lodge was also probably part of the
original park.
(RCHM: An Inventory of Architectural Monuments in North Northamptonshire: p87)

Listing NGR: SP9320895269

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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