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Description: Seawell Grounds Farmhouse and Attached Outbuildings
Date Listed: 1 December 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 235047
OS Grid Reference: SP6288052166
OS Grid Coordinates: 462880, 252166
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1642, -1.0821
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2/29 Seawell Grounds Farmhouse and
01/12/51 attached outbuildings
(Formerly listed as Seawell
Farmhouse and farm buildings)
Farmhouse. c.1840, altered in C20 renovation. Coursed squared ironstone, hipped
slate roofs, stone ridge and internal stacks. 2-storey, 3-window central block
with lower 2-storey, 2-window wings either side. Central double-leaf,
part-glazed, door with panelled reveals and limestone porch with square columns
supporting plain frieze and cornice. 12-pane sash windows to ground and first
floors with flat-arched heads. Plinth, storey band and deep overhanging eaves.
Porch widened and rebuilt C20 and right ground floor window of left wing has had
sill dropped and made into garden door. Symmetrical composition completed by
single-storey outbuilding wings, each with 4 blank round-headed arches with
imposts. That to left housed cart-shed open to yard to rear, now garaging. That
to right is joined to extensive, altered range of farm buildings on three sides
of yard to rear. Interior has stone-flagged floors and some original stone
chimneypieces. Square pillars of porch originally circular, unfluted Doric
columns; changed in C20 alterations. One of a number of model farms built for
the 4th Duke of Grafton 1839-44.
(Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, p,107; The Northamptonshire Landscape,
J. Steane, 1974, p.240-1).
Listing NGR: SP6288052166
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Source: English Heritage
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