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Description: Caswell Farmhouse and Attached Outbuildings
Date Listed: 1 December 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 235080
OS Grid Reference: SP6513250926
OS Grid Coordinates: 465132, 250926
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1528, -1.0494
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3/61 Caswell Farmhouse and attached
(Formerly listed as Caswell
Former farmhouse, now part of research establishment. c.1840 with extensive C20
alterations. Coursed squared ironstone, hipped slate roof, brick ridge and
lateral stacks. 2-storey, 3-window central block with lower 2-storey, 4-window
wings either side, rebuilt and enlarged C20. Central double-leaf part-glazed
door with panelled reveals and shallow limestone porch of unfluted Doric columns
supporting entablature with triglyphs to frieze and pediment. Tripartite sash
windows above door and to ground floor left and right, 12-pane sashes to first
floor left and right and to wings, except for tripartite sash to ground floor
centre of right wing. All windows have flat-arched heads and keyblocks. Central
bay of main block breaks forward and has low pedimental gable with string course
to base and blank rectangular sunk panel in gable; plinth, storey band,
chamfered quoins to angles and jambs of window, and deep overhanging eaves. The
symmetrical composition is completed by single storey outbuilding wings, now
converted to offices and extensively remodelled, with round-arched windows to
right wing. That to left is joined to extensive, much altered range of former
farm buildings, which largely enclosed former yard to rear. Interior: house has
some original stone chimneypieces and brick-lined cellar. One of 3 number of
model farms built for the 4th Duke of Grafton 1839-44.
(Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, 1973, p.240; J. Steane, The
Northamptonshire Landscape, 1974, p.240-1).
Listing NGR: SP6513250926
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Source: English Heritage
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