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Description: Grendon Hall
Date Listed: 28 May 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 233452
OS Grid Reference: SP8803860823
OS Grid Coordinates: 488038, 260823
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2386, -0.7121
There is also a scheduled monument, Medieval Cross 170m South West of Hall Farm, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.
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GRENDON MAIN ROAD
SP86SE, SP8760 (West side)
7/170, 23/170 Grendon Hall
Country house, now County youth centre. Late C16 extended late C17/early C18 for
General Hatton Compton probably by John Lumley of Northampton. Limestone ashlar
and regular coursed limestone with slate roofs laid to diminishing courses.
L-shape plan. 2 storeys with attic. Main front of 7-window range. Central early
C20 part-glazed door with moulded stone surround has segmental pediment.
24-paned sash windows have moulded stone architraves. 2 bays to far left and
right break forward with one blank window on inside return walls. Dentilled wood
cornice and hipped roof with ashlar stacks at ridge. Garden front to left is
similar, of 4-window range. Bay to the far left was added early C20. Entrance
front to right of main front is late C16 seven-window range of irregularly
spaced 3- and 6-light stone-mullioned windows, some with transoms and leaded
lights. Those to far left are blocked. Early C20 extrance to right. 5 roof
dormers with pediments and leaded diamond panes. Rear elevation has some early
C20 extensions in Tudor style. Interior: entrance hall has early C18 fielded
panelling and early C20 staircase in C18 style. Drawing room to left of entrance
has C17 panelling. Dining room to centre of main front and common room (formerly
2 rooms) to left of main front all have C18 fielded panelling and fireplces with
bolection moulded surrounds. Fireplace in common room is of local Raunds marble.
C18 staircase with quarter landing and barley twist balustrade has fielded
panelled dado. First floor rooms to main front all have C18 fielded panelling
and bolection moulded fireplace surrounds. Some C17 panelling in first floor
rooms to rear of entrance front.
(Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, p.241; Squires Homes and Other Old
Buildings of Northamptonshire, p.38: J.A. Gotch; and research by B. Bailey and
Listing NGR: SP8803860823
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Source: English Heritage
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