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157, Watling Street West, Towcester

Description: 157, Watling Street West

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 1 December 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 235205

OS Grid Reference: SP6936248581
OS Grid Coordinates: 469362, 248581
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1312, -0.9881

Location: A5, Towcester, Northamptonshire NN12 6BX

Locality: Towcester
Local Authority: South Northamptonshire District Council
County: Northamptonshire
Country: England
Postcode: NN12 6BX

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Listing Text

13/183 No.157


House. Mid C18. Ironstone ashlar to street, C20 plain-tile roofs, brick end
stacks. 2-unit central-staircase plan. 3-storey, 5-window range. Central 6-panel
door with fanlight and painted moulded stone surround and moulded stone cornice.
12-pane sashes with moulded stone sills and segmental-arched heads with
keyblocks to ground, first and attic floors. Plinth, painted limestone storey
bands, deep moulded limestone cornice and plain stone-coped parapet. Central bay
and strips either end break forward slightly. 2-storey brick extension to rear
with catslide roof. Single-storey wing to rear left. Interior has fine closed
well staircase with turned balusters from ground floor to attic; half cellar in
well. Stone cellar. One original veined marble chimneypiece with fluted
keyblock. Eared wood fireplace surround in upper room. Fitted cupboard with
shaped shelves. Some panelled dados.

Listing NGR: SP6936248581

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Source: English Heritage

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