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The Dairy, Castle Ashby

Description: The Dairy

Grade: II
Date Listed: 3 May 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 235419

OS Grid Reference: SP8619859308
OS Grid Coordinates: 486198, 259308
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2252, -0.7395

Location: Castle Ashby, Northamptonshire NN7 1LF

Locality: Castle Ashby
Local Authority: South Northamptonshire District Council
County: Northamptonshire
Country: England
Postcode: NN7 1LF

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Listing Text

13/19 The Dairy
03/05/18 (Formerly listed as The Dairy


Dairy, now offices. Built c.1765. Limestone ashlar and coursed limestone rubble,
slate roofs, stone ridge stack. 3-unit plan. 1 storey; 3 bays. Tripartite
composition with tall central pedimented archway flanked by lower wings of 1 bay
with lean-to roofs and half-pediments to front. Wings have 18-pane sashes with
stone lintels. Centre projects slightly and is preceded by 2 stone steps.
Elliptical-arched opening with screen of two Roman Doric columns and pilasters
either end. Order has high bases, strong entasis and full entablature with
triglyph frieze, and reaches to springing of arch. Central doorway to dairy
within recess with panelled part-glazed door with stone lintel flanked by narrow
1-light windows with similar lintels. Horizontal oval window above door. Moulded
impost band carried across wings to define base of half-pediments. Rear
elevation of rubble stone. Wings project on this side and frame timber
trellis-work verandah. Central door to dairy; horizontal oval window above.
Interior has central room with high plaster groin-vaulted ceiiing.
(Buildings of England: Northamptonshire: 1973, p144)

Listing NGR: SP8619859308

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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