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The Old Reading Room, Abthorpe

Description: The Old Reading Room

Grade: II
Date Listed: 1 December 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 235035

OS Grid Reference: SP6492146568
OS Grid Coordinates: 464921, 246568
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1136, -1.0533

Location: The Green, Abthorpe, Northamptonshire NN12 8QP

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

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Listing Text

SP6446 (North side)
14/17 The Old Reading Room
01/12/51 (Formerly listed as House, now
used as Church Rooms)


House. Dated 1682, renovated C20. Coursed squared limestone, old plain-tile
roof, stone end stacks. 2-unit plan. 2 storeys and attic; 2-window range.
Entrance front has C20 door to left with stone lintel, keyblock and hood mould.
Small window to left of door with chamfered stone surround. 3-light chamfered
stone mullion windows to ground and first floors with hood moulds. C20
extensions to left end. Stone-coped gable with kneelers to right. Right gable
end faces street and has 4-light chamfered stone mullion window with hood mould
to ground floor, a similar 3-light window to first floor, similar 2-light window
to attic and datestone above inscribed IKH/1682. C20 additions to left gable
end. Interior has stone bolection-moulded corner fireplace. Until recently used
as parish rooms.

Listing NGR: SP6492146568

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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