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Description: Weston Hall
Date Listed: 4 July 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 234244
OS Grid Reference: SP5913446916
OS Grid Coordinates: 459134, 246916
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1174, -1.1378
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WESTON AND WEEDON HIGH STREET
SP54NE (North side)
4/202 Weston Hall
House. Late C17. Enlarged in the 1770's and remodelled in the early C19 in Tudor
style. Date 1777 inscribed on left side. Rendered front, limestone ashlar sides
and rear, tile roof, rendered stacks. L-plan. The north wing probably
incorporating the main rooms of the C17 house with service wing to the south
east. North front, 2 storeys and attic, 4 bays. Central doorway has eared stone
architrave, moulded entablature with keyblock and C20 half glazed door. Porch
with cast iron columns and canopy. Double sash windows with rendered frames on
either side. Sash windows with side lights and plain rendered frames in outer
bays. Sash windows with square hoods on the first floor. Outer bays have gables
with finials. Centre bays have gabled half dormers with sash windows. Left side,
3 bays, has Victorian gabled stone porch with 4 centred arch in left bay. Sash
windows to right and on the first floor. 1777/A.W. inscribed below central
window on the first floor. Lower wing to felt, late C17, altered C18. storeys
and attic, 2 bays. Entrance in left bay with moulded stone surround. 6-pane sash
window in plain stone frame to right. 2-light windows with moulded stone frames
and flat stone mullions on the first floor. Gabled attic half dormers, probably
altered C19. Coped gable end to left with stone stack. Lower adjoining wing,
C17, remodelled and partly rebuilt in brick C19, has 2-light window with flat
stone mullion at rear. Interior: Drawing room has early C18 carved wood
fireplace, the opening flanked by volutes with cherub's heads in profile.
Overmantel with swags of flowers and pediment framing portrait of Susanna
Jennens, owner of the house in the early C18. Carved doorcase with frieze of
laurel leaves. In ground floor room is a fireplace with an early C17 carved
overmantel with blind arcading and caryatids, the opening surrounded by Delft
tiles. Staircase c.1700, altered C18, has twisted balusters, two to a tread. The
fireplaces and doorcases in the Drawing Room are said to have been brought from
Greatworth Manor, Northamptonshire in the 1770's then in progress of demolition.
Thomas Hiccocke became Lord of the Manor c.1662, his son William, probably built
Weston hall, c.1680-90. In the C19 it passed by marriage to the Sitwell family
and is frequently mentioned in their writings.
(Sir George Sitwell, "A Brief History of Weston Hall", London 1927; Buildings of
England: Northamptonshire, p.458).
Listing NGR: SP5913446916
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Source: English Heritage
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