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Priory Farmhouse, Blakesley

Description: Priory Farmhouse

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 1 December 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 235055

OS Grid Reference: SP6265350454
OS Grid Coordinates: 462653, 250454
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1488, -1.0857

Location: 10 Church Street, Blakesley NN12 8RA

Locality: Blakesley
Local Authority: South Northamptonshire District Council
County: Northamptonshire
Country: England
Postcode: NN12 8RA

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Listing Text

SP6250 (West side)
10/37 Priory Farmhouse (No.17)
01/12/51 (Formerly listed as House
opposite and South-West of
church, sometimes known as
The Priory or Glebe Farm)


House, formerly farmhouse. C15 hall house, remodelled and subdivided
horizontally C16, with C17 alterations and additions; extensively renovated C20.
Coursed squared ironstone and coursed ironstone rubble, old plain-tile roof,
stone end stacks. Hall house originally, now 3-unit plan. 2-storey, 3-window
range. C20 door to left of centre in C20 gabled stone porch. 3-light casement
window right of centre, 4-light casements to ground floor left and right.
3-light casements to first floor left and centre, 2-light casement to first
floor right. All have timber lintels. Quoins, and stone-coped gable to left with
kneelers. Late C17 wing to rear left. Original door and window to rear. Doorway
has hollow and ogee chamfers, 4-centred head and hood mould. The window has 2
cinquefoil-headed lights, quatrefoil to head and hood mould. Another blocked
arch containing 2-light hollow-chamfered stone mullion window with hood mould.
4-light ovolo-moulded stone mullion window in right gable with hood mould.
Interior: 3-bay arch-braced collar truss roof with 2 tiers of wind-braced
purlins. Original window has C16 stained glass coat of arms in quatrefoil. C17
ogee-stop-chamfered spine beam and some stop-chamfered joists. Open fireplace
with ogee-stop-chamfered bressumer. Another open fireplace with depressed arched
chamfered bressumer. Collar truss roof to wing.
(Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, 1973, p.107; P. Woodfield, 'The larger
medieval houses of Northamptonshire', Northamptonshire Archaeology 16, 1981,

Listing NGR: SP6265350454

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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