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East Pavillion and Attached Quadrant Colonnade, Stoke Bruerne

Description: East Pavillion and Attached Quadrant Colonnade

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 1 December 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 234996

OS Grid Reference: SP7410948773
OS Grid Coordinates: 474109, 248773
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1323, -0.9187

Location: Stoke Bruerne, Northamptonshire NN12 7RZ

Locality: Stoke Bruerne
Local Authority: South Northamptonshire District Council
County: Northamptonshire
Country: England
Postcode: NN12 7RZ

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Listing Text


7/176 East Pavilion and attached
01/12/51 quadrant colonnade
(Formerly listed as Stoke


Pavilion. c.1629-35 for Sir Francis Crane, altered late C18 and late C19,
restored 1970 when converted into self-contained dwelling. Brick carcase, faced
with limestone and ironstone ashlar, hipped slate roof, stone internal stack. 1
storey, basement and attic; 3-window range. Basement is faced with ironstone and
has central door with keyblocked moulded limestone surround, flanked by square
windows with similar surrounds. Basement forms plinth with moulded limestone
band at ground floor level and supports giant order of Ionic pilasters defining
bays. Ironstone pilasters with limestone bases and capitals supporting
entablature of ironstone, with contrasting pulvinated frieze and brown-painted
moulded wood eaves. Central bay breaks forward slightly, its pilasters
supplemented by portions of 'shadow' pilasters either side, and has pediment.
Central 1st floor window restored C20 in accordance with plate in Vitruvius
Britannicus and has blustrade, moulded ironstone surround and segmental
pediment. Flanked by windows with moulded stone surrounds, plain friezes and
moulded cornices. Attic windows have moulded stone surrounds topped by
flat-arched heads of limestone with console keyblocks. Pilasters and window
dressings contrast with limestone-faced walling. 2-storey porch wing to left
side facing former forecourt of house has similar pilasters to angles and open
ground floor with minor order of Ionic columns supporting moulded limestone
lintel. Porches to front and rear have corresponding order. Tall round-arched
windows to 1st floor with moulded stone surrounds, limestone imposts and console
keyblocks, blind to front and rear. Pediments to front and side bays shown in
Vitruvius Britannicus replaced late C18 by hipped roof. Quadrant colonnade
begins to rear of porch wing; now ruinous. Round-headed niches to rear outside
wall. Interior now sub-divided. Brick-vaulted basement. A brick-vaulted tunnel
below colonnade, probably C18, runs between pavilions. East pavilion formerly
housed chapel and formed part of a tripartite composition with house destroyed
by fire in 1886. This was replaced by a large addition in Jacobean style
attached to rear of east pavilion, now demolished as part of C20 restoration
(Buildings of England: Northamptonshire: 1973, pp415-6; Colen Campbell:
Vitruvius Britannicus III 1717, pl.9; Country Life: 23rd July 1953; Stoke Park,
llorthanptDnshire, Guide Rook (no date)

Listing NGR: SP7410948773

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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