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Summerhouse Approximately 250 Metres North East of Ecton Hall, Ecton

Description: Summerhouse Approximately 250 Metres North East of Ecton Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 28 May 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 233345

OS Grid Reference: SP8302463752
OS Grid Coordinates: 483024, 263752
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2657, -0.7848

Location: A4500, Ecton, Northamptonshire NN6 0QE

Locality: Ecton
Local Authority: Wellingborough Borough Council
County: Northamptonshire
Country: England
Postcode: NN6 0QE

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Listing Text

6/67 Summerhouse approx. 250m. NE
28/05/54 of Ecton Hall
(Formerly listed as
Summerhouse in grounds of
Ecton Hall)


Summerhouse. Possibly late C17, but probably mid C18 and by Sanderson Miller.
Squared coursed lias with ashlar dressings probably with lead roof (not
visible). Oval plan. 2 storeys. Open arcade at ground floor supported on 2
Tuscan columns with similar pilasters. Rear at ground floor has oculus with
plain stone surround and keyblocks flanked by Tuscan pilasters. Frieze between
floors has cornice above. First floor has 3 windows with leaded casements and
moulded and eared architraves flanked by pilasters with Corinthian capitals.
Similar first floor door opening with curved door has flight of stone steps with
moulded stone parapet. Alternate first floor openings have laurel garlands to
architraves and others have oak leaf decoration in frieze above. Dentilled and
moulded stone cornices. Flat roof with lead spout projecting from window head.
Interior: ground floor has oval stone table with central column support and
wooden benching with panelled back. Similar benching to first floor room. All
windows have shutters. A similar summerhouse, designed by Sanderson Miller, is
in the grounds of Farnborough Hall, Warwickshire.

Listing NGR: SP8302463752

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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