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Description: Abbey Lodge
Date Listed: 4 February 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 233989
OS Grid Reference: SP5358439791
OS Grid Coordinates: 453584, 239791
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0539, -1.2199
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SP53NW FARTHINGHOE MAIN ROAD
5/89 Abbey Lodge
House. C15, altered late C16. Datestone 1581. Uncoursed limestone rubble,
partly rendered. Slate roof, brick and stone stacks. Irregular U-plan with
through passage and hall to right of entrance. Projecting wings to left and
right at rear. 2 storeys and attic. 3 bay south front, east bay (to right)
projects slightly under gable. Doorway in second bay from left has moulded
stone 4 centred arch with square hood and C16-C17 plank door. 3 light C18-
Cl9 window to left with wood lintel, wood mullions and iron casements, 2
similar windows to right. Window on first floor right of entrance is C17 with
wood lintel and 3 light casements with moulded wooden mullions. Remaining
first floor windows are C18-C19 casements. Datestone above doorway MC/1581 is
Victorian but said to replace the original stone. Interior: Remodelled late
C16 when a floor was inserted in open hall, a chimney built backing to the
cross passage, and on the north side a newel stair to new upper chamber. Cross
passage has rear doorway with plain stone 4 centred arch, similar doorway to
hall. Late C16 hall fireplace has stone 4 centred arch, moulded entablature
with lozenge decoration on frieze and jambs. Hall ceiling has stop chamfered
joists and girders with a re-used C15 moulded wooden corbel. Small trefoil-
headed window lighting staircase C15 probably not in situ. Roof structure C15.
Central open truss of hall has arched braced collars, strutted to second collar
above. Roof timbers of hall are soot encrusted indicating former open hearth.
At rear are 2 C16-C17 wings running north forming a 3 sided courtyard. The
west wing contains the present kitchen and stables with stone mullioned
windows. The east wing is a barn and loft with brick pigeon holes, and floor
with stop chamfered joists and girders.
(Paul Woodfield, The Larger Medieval Houses of Northamptonshire;
Northamptonshire Archaeology, 16, 1981, pp. 169-70, Plan and Elevation).
Listing NGR: SP5358439791
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Source: English Heritage
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