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Description: Swanspool House (Borough of Wellingborough Council Offices)
Date Listed: 23 September 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 233783
OS Grid Reference: SP8936067599
OS Grid Coordinates: 489360, 267599
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2993, -0.6910
WELLINGBOROUGH LONDON ROAD
SP8967NW (West side)
11/125 Swanspool House (Borough of
23/09/50 Wellingborough Council
(Formerly listed as Swanspool
Town house, now offices. Rear has datestone 1759, main front chimney Black has
datestone SS/1799, some late C19 and C20 alterations. Squared coursed ironstone
and brick with limestone ashlar facade and slate roof. Double-depth plan. Main
front of 3 storeys. 5-window range. Central 6-panelled door has flanking side
lights and large arched fanlight with glazing bars. Door surround has fluted
stone columns with plain entablature and cornice over. Pairs of tall sash
windows to left and right of entrance under flat arches set in shallow arched
recesses. First and second floor sashes also under flat arch heads; those at
second floor reducing in height have glazing bars. Central first and second
floor windows are Venetian style with arch heads and glazing bars. Flat string
course between first and second floor and rusticated quoins at corners. Moulded
stone cornice with parapet above. Rendered brick stacks to rear slope and ends.
2-storey wing of 4-window range to left is probably mid C18; casement windows
have moulded stone surrounds. Moulded stone cornice, ashlar gable parapets and
stone slate roof. Gable elevation to right of main front of chequered brickwork.
Rear elevation of 2 storeys with attic was probably remodelled late C19. Large
C20 extension; attached is not of special architectural interest. Main entrance
has flight of stone steps attached with iron headrail. Interior: entrance hall
has staircase with quarter landings and balustrade in mid C18 style. Room to
right of entrance has late C19 painted ceiling and matching door panels. Some
6-panelled doors, panelled window reveals and moulded plaster cornices.
Listing NGR: SP8936067599
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Source: English Heritage
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