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Ecton House, Ecton

Description: Ecton House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 28 May 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 233351

OS Grid Reference: SP8284463613
OS Grid Coordinates: 482844, 263613
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2645, -0.7875

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

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Listing Text

SP8263 (North side)
18/73 Ecton House
28/05/54 (Formerly listed as The
Church House)


Rectory, now conference centre and rectory. c.1693 for John Palmer and date
plaque P.W.M./1778. Lias ashlar with slate roof laid to diminishing courses.
Double-depth plan. Entrance front of 7-window range arranged 1:5:1.
Nine-panelled door is one bay to right of centre. Fanlight has intersecting
glazing bars. Sash windows with glazing bars, some with crown glass and narrow
wooden pilasters forming architraves. Curved stone lintels with keyblocks and
foliage decoration to first floor centre window. 3-bay trellis verandah to
centre on raised stone terrace. Rusticated quoins, and flat string courses
between floors. Lead date plaque to left of entrance. Curved cornice and 3
flat-topped roof dormers. Hipped roof with stone stacks at ridge corners. Late
C18 single-storey, 2-window range extensions to left and right of main front
have sash windows under flat stone arches with plain panelled parapet above.
Range of late C17 buildings attached to rear left have ashlar gable parapets.
Rear and side elevations have some leaded cross windows and circular staircase
windows. Interior: hall has open fireplace with moulded wood surround having a
broken pediment with a bust of John Palmer by Rysbrack similar to that in the
Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Ecton (q.v.). Late C17 staircase with half-landing
and turned balusters. Fielded-panelled dado to hall and staircase and applied
panelling to staircase walls. Some 6-panelled doors and panelled window reveals.
Armorial glass to Palmer family in staircase windows.

Listing NGR: SP8284463613

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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