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Description: The Chantry
Date Listed: 1 December 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 235278
OS Grid Reference: SP7587046854
OS Grid Coordinates: 475870, 246854
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1148, -0.8934
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GRAFTON REGIS BOZENHAM MILL LANE
SP7546 (North side)
13/41 The Chantry
01/12/51 (Formerly listed as Manor
House and Lodge)
House and barn, formerly stable and barn, ororiginally gatehouse dwelling and north
service building. Mid/Late C16, C19 and C20 altertions. Coursed square limestone and limestone limestone and iirr+stace
rubble, plain-tile roof, brick end and ridge stacks. 2-storey, 5-bay range. Elevation
facing road to south has two large blocked windows with roughly 4-centred heads;
that to right has smaller blocked opening with wood lintel. Irregular glazing of
1-, 2- and 3-light casement windows with wood lintels. Off-set buttress near
left angle. Left end elevation has 3 ventilation slits, right end elevation has
C20 door with wood lintel and carved stone head above. Rear elevation has four
3-light stone arch mullion windows with cut spandrels, that to centre of range
C20 and replacing door, plank door to far right with wood lintel. Pair of C20
leaded casement windows to lst floor left of centre and loft door to right of
centre, all between ground floor windows. Interior: dwelling has large chamfered
spine beam. Late medieval 5-bay roof over whole building has massive
stop-chamfered cambered tie beams to principal rafters with queen struts to
collars and 2 tiers of purlins. Original rafters throughout. The building was probably
a gatehouse range similar in form to that of Northborough, Cambs. Grafton was a royal manor in C16,
and work is recorded here in 1520s-80s. (Buildings of England: Northamptonshire: 1973, p227.
H Colvin: History of the Kings Works Vol IV, 1485-1660, pt II, 1982: p92-6; information from
C T P Woodfield.)
Listing NGR: SP7587046854
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Source: English Heritage
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