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Description: Walcot Hall
Date Listed: 19 March 1962
English Heritage Building ID: 50337
OS Grid Reference: TF0790704162
OS Grid Coordinates: 507907, 304162
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6245, -0.4073
5141 SOUTHORPE WALCOT
TF 0704 39/537 19.3.62
Circa 1674-8. Walcot Hall has been attributed to John Webb but Webb died
in 1672 and the house was not bought until 1674 by Sir Hugh Cholmley who
pulled the old hall down and built the present house. 1678 date on 2 rainwater
heads. Large ashlar house of 9 by 5 bays, 2 storeys and attic. Collyweston
stone roof, hipped and with heavy modillion eaves cornice and pedimented dormers.
The garden front to west has 3 bay pediment and alternating segmental and
triangular pediments with pulvinated frieze to ground floor windows, and central
doorway with moulded stone architrave, segmental pediment and semi-circular
fanlight. Windows on all elevations have moulded stone architraves and sashes
with glazing bars. The angles have rusticated quoins of equal length. Four
rusticated square chimneys. Later porch on north side with double doors with
pedimental entablature and balustrade to balcony above.
There is a balustraded stone parapet surrounding the basement area bridged
by a flight of steps to west doorway. Interiors Drawing room has C18 plaster
ceiling and marble chimmey piece. Panelled dining room has chimney piece
and over doors. Ball has large reconstructed open well staircase rising full
height of house.
Bridges History of Northants, 1791 Vol II page 498 states that the hall was
in the Browne family till 1662, was then purchased by Bernard Walcot who sold
it circa 1674 to Sir Hugh Cholmley who pulled the old hall down and built
the present house. His arms are over one of the fireplaces. It soon passed
to Hon Sydney Montague and circa 1770 was sold to John Nash, youngest son
of Lord Campden.
VCH Northants Vol II.
Listing NGR: TF0790704162
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Source: English Heritage
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