Description: Rectory Farmhouse and Barn
Date Listed: 4 July 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 234135
OS Grid Reference: SP5416250054
OS Grid Coordinates: 454162, 250054
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1461, -1.2099
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EYDON SCHOOL LANE
SP5450 (South side)
8/106 Rectory Farmhouse and Barn
House and barn. C17, remodelled C19 with C15/C16 wing. Cruck framed in part,
coursed ironstone rubble, artificial stone slate roof, brick stacks. T-plan. 2
storeys and attic, 3 bays. C20 metal casement. Two 2-light windows to right with
wood corbels and C20 wood casements. Gabled right bay projects slightly and has
three 2-light windows with wood lintels and C20 casements on ground floor.
4-light stone mullioned window with straight moulded hood in right bay on first
floor. 3-light casement windows with wood lintels in left and centre bays,
2-light stone mullioned attic window in right bay. Two gabled dormers to left.
C17 one storey extension to right, probably former outbuildings, now part of
house, has one-light window with plain stone frame. Wing projecting to left.
Coursed ironstone rubble, tiled roof. It has carriage entrance with wood lintel
to right of centre and gabled dormer with clock above. 3 bays to right form part
of house with C20 doorway in right bay with wood lintel and 6-panel door. To
left of it doorway with wood lintel and half-glazed door and 2-light window with
wood lintel and old iron casement. C20 two-light casement window on first floor.
At rear of this section facing street is blocked C15/C16 square-headed window
with two arched cusped lights and cut spandrels. Blocked 2-light stone mullioned
window on first floor. Barn to left of carriage entrance, C17: squared coursed
ironstone, tiled roof, and coped gable-end with kneelers. Interior: House
remodelled C19 and has staircase and fireplaces of this date. Roof of left wing
altered in C20 but remains of two blades of raised cruck are built into C20
brickwork in the attic, Barn interior not inspected, P. Woodfield suggests that
the C15/C16 window in the left wing is in its original position with an area of
late medieval walling around it "which probably formed part of the original
house which was relegated to farm outbuildings" when the present house was built
to the south in the C17.
(P. Woodfield, "The Larger Medieval Houses of Northamptonshire",
Northamptonshire Archeology 16, 1981, p.169).
Listing NGR: SP5416250054
Source: English Heritage
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