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Description: Potterspury Lodge (Rudolph Steiner School)
Date Listed: 1 December 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 235379
OS Grid Reference: SP7458244792
OS Grid Coordinates: 474582, 244792
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0965, -0.9127
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6/143 Potterspury Lodge (Rudolf
01/12/51 Steiner School)
Country house, now school. Late C17 with extensive alterations and additions of
c.1900. Coursed squared limestone with ironstone dressings, plain-tile roof,
brick lateral and internal stacks. 2-storey, 7-window range. Original plan
unclear. Original 3-bay centre breaks forward and has central part-glazed door
with moulded eared ironstone surround flanked by panelled pilasters topped by
console brackets supporting pulvinated frieze with blank tablet to centre and
broken segmental pediment framing base of former urn or cartouche of arms.
Doorcase and windows either side are now in large canted stone porch of c.1900.
12-pane sash windows to ground and 1st floors with flat-arched heads. Centre has
chamfered quoins, plain parapet with segmental raised centre and ball finials,
and timber octagonal cupola of c.1900 to roof with Tuscan columns, domed lead
roof and weather-vane incorporating sailing ship. 2-storey-and-attic, 2-window
projecting wing to left with Venetian window to ground floor. Sash windows to
1st floor and hipped roof with segmental dormer; c.1900. Other additions to
rear. Interior has open-well staircase with twisted balusters on bulbous feet
and one room with C17 panelling.
(Buildings of England: Northamptonshire: p377)
Listing NGR: SP7458244792
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Source: English Heritage
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