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Description: The Gate House
Date Listed: 4 February 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 234587
OS Grid Reference: SP6287741690
OS Grid Coordinates: 462877, 241690
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0700, -1.0841
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SYRESHAM BROAD STREET
SP64SW (West side)
6/77 The Gate House
04/02/69 (Formerly listed as Syresham
House. c.1920-1925, by C.H. Biddulph-Pinchard. Coursed limestone rubble with
ironstone dressings, parts timber-framed with brick infill, plain tile roofs,
stone ridge stacks. Courtyard plan. C17 in style, incorporating old materials. 2
storeys. Entrance front has central carriage arch with moulded timber surround
and Tudor-arched head in timber framed central bay with oriel window above
entrance on curved brackets. Left wing is timber framed and has 3-light casement
window to first floor centre with 2-light wood mullion and transom window to
left, similar 3-light window to right, all with leaded lights. Wing to right has
central projecting gabled bay with 5-light stone mullion and transom windows to
ground and first floors with hood moulds flanked by similar 3-light windows to
ground floor. Range to rear has similar stone mullion windows. Interior has
dog-leg and open-well staircases with splat balusters and newel posts with ball
finials, mostly re-used material and C17; a small room with fielded panelling,
and timber bolection-moulded fireplace, both of late C17 or early C18 date;
re-used C17 pegged panelling in drawing room which has concealed bookcase door
and bedroom with plaster barrel vaulted ceiling. The house was built in at least
2 stages using materials from the old stone barns and brewhouse previously on
the site. A plan of the entrance and right ranges is illustrated in 'The
Principles of Architectural Composition', Howard Robertson, 1924, fig.132, p.120
when the house was known as Little earth. The remaining ranges were completed
before 1925. That to left is known as the nursery wing.
(Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, p.422; n.a., The Smaller House,
Architectural Press:1924, pp57-9)
Listing NGR: SP6287741690
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