Description: Astrop House
Date Listed: 31 August 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 423234
OS Grid Reference: SP5087836794
OS Grid Coordinates: 450878, 236794
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0272, -1.2598
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SP53NW KINGS SUTTON ASTROP
5/136 Astrop House
House. Built c.1740 for Sir John Willes. Additions 1805 by Sir John Soane
for the Rev. W.S. Willes. Reduced in size 1961. Limestone ashlar stone
stacks. 2 storeys, basement and attic. 7 bays. Parapetted roof. 3 centre
bays project under a pediment. Central stone porch with pediment, C19.
Entrance framed by Tuscan pilasters has fanlight and 6-panel double doors. Sash
window on each side has architrave with Tuscan pilasters and moulded
entablature. Sash windows in 2 outer bays to left and right have eared
architraves and alternating segmental and triangular pediments. Similar
windows on first floor. Moulded entablature. C19 parapet with filigree stone
work. Stone stacks with Grecian incised ornament. Rear: 2 storeys and attic,
7 bays. 3 central bays project under pediment. Central doorway (now window)
with Gibbs surround. Sash windows with alternating triangular and segmental
pediments. Interior not inspected, but said to have C18 staircase and dining
room with 4 pairs of columns by Soane. Soane added wings to house in 1805,
which were heightened in the C19 and demolished 1961.
(Buildings of England : Northamptonshire, p.95-6; H. Colvin, Dictionary of
English Architects, 1978, p.770).
Listing NGR: SP5087836794
Source: English Heritage
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