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Latitude: 52.235 / 52°14'5"N
Longitude: -0.7106 / 0°42'38"W
OS Eastings: 488148
OS Northings: 260427
OS Grid: SP881604
Mapcode National: GBR CXV.TBR
Mapcode Global: VHDS8.M2PZ
Entry Name: 29, Chequers Lane
Listing Date: 2 August 1972
Last Amended: 4 September 2009
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1040738
English Heritage Legacy ID: 233432
Location: Grendon, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, NN7
Civil Parish: Grendon
Built-Up Area: Grendon
Traditional County: Northamptonshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire
Church of England Parish: Grendon St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Peterborough
654/7/152 CHEQUERS LANE
02-AUG-72 (North side)
House, late C17.
MATERIALS: Regular coursed limestone with a plain tile roof.
PLAN: 2-unit plan with a cross passage.
EXTERIOR: The house is two storeys high with an attic. The south front has four windows on the ground floor, two on the upper floor, and a central C21 porch and door. The windows have modern casements with glazing bars in original openings with old wood lintels. The roof has C20 plain tiles, a recessed dormer, ashlar gable parapets, and brick and stone stacks at the ends. The east gable has three casements with glazing bars under old wood lintels. There is a single-storey C20 extension to the rear.
INTERIOR: The room to the left of the cross passage has a large stone fireplace with a chamfered bressumer and a heavy chamfered axial beam with ceiling joists. To the right of the fireplace is a cupboard with a plank door and strap hinges, which may have housed a staircase. The right-hand room has a corner fireplace with a bressumer and later stone infill. There is a heavy chamfered axial beam with ceiling joists, and a corner winding staircase with two plank doors with strap hinges. On the first floor there are a number of chamfered transverse beams, some with stops. The roof is of butt-purlin type. The purlins and a principal rafter with collar beam are visible in the attic rooms.
HISTORY: No. 29 was built in the late C17 as a 2-unit plan farmhouse with a cross passage. On the 1885 and 1900 Ordnance Survey maps, it appears subdivided into two small cottages. These were converted back into a single residence in the C20.
REASONS FOR DESIGNATION DECISION:
29 Chequers Lane is designated at grade II, for the following principal reasons:
* It is a late C17 stone farmhouse, retaining a significant proportion of its original fabric.
* There are a number of features of special interest in the interior including fireplaces, heavy chamfered bridging beams and plank doors.
Listing NGR: SP8814760426
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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