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Description: The Monastery
Date Listed: 1 December 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 234964
OS Grid Reference: SP7311449973
OS Grid Coordinates: 473114, 249973
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1432, -0.9330
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SP 74 NW SHUTLANGER MAIN ROAD
7/147 The Monastery
House, formerly farmhouse, perhaps originally manor house or grange. Early C14,
with C17 and C18 alterations. Restored 1965. Coursed squared limestone, C20
plain-tile roof, stone end stacks, and stone ridge stack to porch. Hall house.
2-storeys; 3 1/2 bays. Glazed door to cross passage has roll-mould and
hollow-chamfered doorway, in 2-storey gabled porch to left of centre. Porch has
many moulded doorway with hood mould and sculptured head label stops, sexpartite
vault with long chamfered ribs and large foliage boss. 1-light window above
doorway with pointed trefoil head and hood mould, a 2-light window to left side
with broken Decorated tracery, diagonal buttresses and stone-coped gable with
kneelers. Two 2-light hall windows to right of porch that to upper end wider and
slightly lower. Both have straight heads, hood moulds and restored tracery with
pointed trefoil headed lights and transoms. Service bay to left of porch has
2-light leaded windows to ground and first floors with wood lintels and stair
turret in angle, with window with pointed head. Service bay has diagonal
buttress and stone-coped gable with kneelers. Offset buttress between hall
windows. C20 single-storey lean-to extension to rear. Interior: wave moulded
stone doorways in wall dividing cross passage from service bay, one to service
bay, the other, narrower, to stone spiral stair leading to chamber above and
small room over porch. Similar doorway at upper end of hall originally leading
to presumed parlour or solar. Posts to spere survive. Substantially original
roof. 2-and-half-bay hall roof is separated from service end roof by stone cross
wall. Arch-braced spere and intermediate arch-braced trusses to hall roof.
Angle-braced arcade plate and wind-braced purlins.
(Buildings of England: Northanptonshire, 1973, p405; P.Woodfield, "The Larger
Medieval Houses of Northants"; Northamptonshire Archaeology 16, 1981)
Listing NGR: SP7311449973
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Source: English Heritage
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