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Description: Compton House
Date Listed: 6 September 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 235490
OS Grid Reference: SP8396358040
OS Grid Coordinates: 483963, 258040
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2142, -0.7725
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DENTON VICARAGE LANE
SP8358 (West side)
15/90 Compton House
House, formerly vicarage. Built 1893 by Fairfax B. Wade at the expence of 5th
Marquis of Northampton. Red brick with limestone dressings, plain-tile roofs,
brick internal stacks. H plan. Jacobean style. 2 storeys and attic; 4-window
range. Front to forecourt has central 5-light window to recessed centre bay with
4-centred head, moulded stone mullions and transom, arched heads to lights,
small shields to spandrels and hood mould continuing string course. Door to left
approached by 2 steps with panelled part-glazed door, moulded stone surround and
ogee moulding and shield to stone lintel. 2-light moulded stone mullion windows
to 1st floor with hood moulds. Similar 3-light windows to ground and 1st floors
of left wing, similar 4-light window to ground floor of right wing and 3-light
window to 1st floor. Wave-moulded stone plinth, diaper patterning of flared
headers to brick work incorporating Ns to central bay. Raised bands of quoins to
wings of alternating brick and stone. Moulded stone storey with stone surrounds.
Centre bay has taller shaped gable with horizontal keyed oval window to gable.
Stone bands to gables, which are stone-coped with kneelers and have stone
finials. Entrance front to left of 3 bays has central 2-storey gabled stone
porch with panelled door, moulded stone surround with basket-arched head to
door, blank shields to spandrels and hood mould. Shallow curved oriel window
above with 3-light moulded stone mullion and transom window, shield to moulded
base of oriel bearing initial N for Northampton in Garter crowned with marquis 5
coronet and parapet to top of oriel carved with fleur-de-lys and trefoil frieze.
Porch has shaped, stone-coped gable which bears date 1893. Porch flanked by
2-storey seated stone bay windows with moulded stone mullion and transom windows
to ground floor, stone mullion windows to 1st floor and shaped parapet. Gables
over bay windows with circular windows-which have stone surrounds and hood
moulds. Garden front has similar composition to forecourt front. Wings have
shallower projection. Centre has 2-storey seated stone bay window and one-light
windows to ground and lst floors to far left of bay window. Left wing has door
to right of ground floor window with panelled, part-glazed door, stone surround
and hood mould, approached by 3 steps. On the opposite side to the main entrance
is a single-storey service wing. Interior: hall has original chimneypiece. Open
well staircase. Plans in possession of owners.
(Buildings of England: Northamptonshire: 1973, p184)
Listing NGR: SP8396358040
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Source: English Heritage
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