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Croyland Abbey (Borough of Wellingborough Planning and Building Department), Wellingborough

Description: Croyland Abbey (Borough of Wellingborough Planning and Building Department)

Grade: II
Date Listed: 9 June 1970
English Heritage Building ID: 233817

OS Grid Reference: SP8917967687
OS Grid Coordinates: 489179, 267687
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3001, -0.6936

Location: Tithe Barn Road, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire NN8 1BJ

Locality: Wellingborough
Local Authority: Wellingborough Borough Council
County: Northamptonshire
Country: England
Postcode: NN8 1BJ

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Listing Text

SP8967NW (West side)
11/152 Croyland Abbey (Borough of
09/06/70 Wellingboro Planning and
Building Dept.)
(Formerly listed as Croyland
Abbey, Burystead Place)

Manor House, now offices. Probably mid C16 with mid C19 additions. Regular
coursed and banded limestone and ironstone with slate roof. Originally hall plan
it cross wing to end, now complex. 2 storeys with attic and basement. Entrance
front of 6-window range of 2- to 5-light stone mullion windows, those to centre
gable flay be C17 with drip moulding over; others are C17 reset and C19, C19
gabled porch to left of centre has C20 doors under 4-centred moulded stone arch.
Centre gable is probably C16 with ashlar gable parapet, kneelers and finial.
Pair of projecting gables to right and range to left are mid C19 in similar
style. Stone stacks with moulded cornice at ridge and end. Garden front is in
similar style. Centre gable is probably C16 with C19 stone mullion windows.
4-window range to left is probably C16 and originally contained the hall. One
Cl6 three-light stone mullion staircase window to left of gable has similar
dormer window above and similar 3-light window to left, other windows are C19
stone mullions. 2-window range to left is C19 in similar style with a pair of
roof dormers. Interior has C17 staircase with flat tapering balustrade. First
floor of former hall retains exposed roof trusses with moulded tie beams and
some curved wind braces: also some late C17 panelling, now reset. Fragments of
carved masonry in wall of staircase hall.

Listing NGR: SP8917967687

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Source: English Heritage

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