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Foscote House, Abthorpe

Description: Foscote House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 1 December 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 235022

OS Grid Reference: SP6582047090
OS Grid Coordinates: 465820, 247090
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1182, -1.0401

Location: Abthorpe, Northamptonshire NN12 8PB

Locality: Abthorpe
Local Authority: South Northamptonshire District Council
County: Northamptonshire
Country: England
Postcode: NN12 8PB

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Listing Text

6/4 Foscote House
01/12/51 (Formerly listed as Foscote
House and farm buildings)


Farmhouse. c.1840. Coursed squared ironstone, hipped slate roofs, brick internal
stacks. U-plan. 2-storey, 3-window range. Central double-leaf, part-glazed, door
with panelled reveals in limestone surround with plain pilasters supporting
simple entablature and pediment. 16-pane sash windows to ground and first floor,
all with stone sills and segmental-arched heads. Central bay breaks forward and
has pedimental gable with string course to base. Deep projecting eaves. Lower
2-storey symmetrical wings flank main block to rear. That to rear left houses
brewhouse and dairy. Interior: inner staircase hall with open-well staircase
with stick balusters and steeply ramped and wreathed handrail rising to first
floor landing hall. Original stone and marble chimneypieces. One of a number of
model farms built for the 4th Duke of Grafton 1839-44.
(The Northamptonshire Landscape, J. Steane, 1974, p.240-1).

Listing NGR: SP6582047090

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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