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Litchborough Hall, Litchborough

Description: Litchborough Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 1 February 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 234743

OS Grid Reference: SP6308554241
OS Grid Coordinates: 463085, 254241
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1828, -1.0787

Locality: Litchborough
Local Authority: South Northamptonshire District Council
County: Northamptonshire
Country: England
Postcode: NN12 8JF

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Listing Text

SP65SW (North side)
6/113 Litchborough Hall
01/02/51 (Formerly listed as
Litchborough House)


Country House. C17 and C18, remodelled and extended in 1838 by George Moore in
Tudor style for William Grant (design exhibited Royal Academy), Ironstone ashlar
and coursed squared ironstone with ironstone dressings; slate roof; stone end,
ridge and lateral stacks. Double-depth plan. 2 storeys and attic; 3-window
range. Entrance front has central double-leaf glazed doors with hollow-chamfered
Tudor-arched stone surround with carved spandrels, in gabled porch with similar
doorway and hood mould. Porch flanked by 3-light hollow-chamfered stone mullion
windows with hood moulds. Similar 2-light windows to 1st floor. plinth,
hollow-chamfered string courses at 1st and 2nd floor levels, tall stone-coped
parapet broken by 3 segmental-headed dormers with ball finials. Garden front has
4-bay centre with 12-pane sash windows to ground and 1st floors with chamfered
stone surrounds, stone lintels and key-blocks, hood moulds to ground floor,
single long continuous hood mould to 1st floor windows. The centre is flanked by
gabled wings which break forward slightly, that to right late C19. Both have
single-storey canted bay windows with plain stone-coped parapets displaying
Grant coat of arms, 2-light stone mullion and transom windows to 1st floor and
1-light gable windows with hood moulds. Plinth, string course at 2nd floor
level, stepped above 1st floor windows of wings, and 2 segmental-headed gabled
dormers to centre. 2-storey service wing breaks forward to left of entrance
front and has central blank door and 1st floor window with flat-arched heads and
key blacks, flanked by 3-light stone mullion and transom windows to ground floor
and 2-light chamfered stone mullion windows to 1st floor, all with hood mould;
quoins and chamfered stone eaves. Later cross wing to left has 3-light chamfered
stone mullion window to ground floor, similar 2-light window to 1st floor and
1-light window to gable, all with hood moulds; chamfered plinth, lateral stack
to left of gable, stone-coped gable with kneelers and diagonal buttress to left
angle. Single-storey link to left joins service wing to C17 range, formerly
separate house. The latter has L-plan. 2 storeys and attic; 2-window range. Old
plank door with fleur-de-lis hinges, hollow-chamfered stone surround with
Tudor-arched head, carved spandrels with roses and hood mould. 4-light
ovolo-moulded stone mullion window to ground floor centre, 1-light window to
ground floor right with chamfered stone surround, 3-light ovolo-moulded stone
mullion windows to 1st floor with hood moulds, and similar 2-light windows to
gabled dormers above. Quoins, stone-coped gables with kneelers and square stone
flues to stone end stacks. Old leaded casement windows to rear. Interior: Hall
has ribbed plaster ceiling and bolection-moulded black marble fireplace. Re-used
mid C18 open well staircase with column-on-vase balusters, fluted Doric column
newels, dado and circular skylight. Drawing Room has moulded cornice with vine
leaves and grapes and
Tudor ceiling rose. Dining Room has wood ribbed ceiling and Jacobean style
wood fireplace surround with re-used Jacobean columns and panels.
(Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, 1973, p,292; H.Colvin "Dictionary of
British Architects" 2nd Ed, 1978, p.557).

Listing NGR: SP6308554241

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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