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Former Engine House at Engine Pond

A Grade II Listed Building in Castle Ashby, Northamptonshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.2268 / 52°13'36"N

Longitude: -0.7482 / 0°44'53"W

OS Eastings: 485600

OS Northings: 259472

OS Grid: SP856594

Mapcode National: GBR CXZ.9NP

Mapcode Global: VHDS7.Z9B8

Entry Name: Former Engine House at Engine Pond

Listing Date: 6 September 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1041599

English Heritage Legacy ID: 235414

Location: Castle Ashby, South Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire, NN7

County: Northamptonshire

District: South Northamptonshire

Civil Parish: Castle Ashby

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Castle Ashby St Mary Magdalene

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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Listing Text

CASTLE ASHBY
SP8559
12/14 Former Engine House at Engine
Pond

- II

Engine house. Dated 1737 with C19 alterations. Banded ironstone and limestone
ashlar to front, hipped pantile roof, brick lateral stack. One-unit plan.
1-storey, 2-window range. Door to left of centre with wood lintel extending over
window to right. Signs of other blocked window or door. Pair of horizontal oval
windows below eaves to left and right of central datestone; both windows now
blocked. Overhanging eaves. The building is approached from path along dam of
Engine Pond and faces the water. Pump Room at basement level. No machinery
appears to have survived. It formerly housed the pump and ram supplying water to
Castle Ashby (q.v.) and was approached by an avenue aligned on west front of
house, portions of which still survive. Engine house and avenue appear on an
estate map dated 1760.
(Castle Ashby Archives)


Listing NGR: SP8560059472

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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