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The Triangular Lodge

A Grade I Listed Building in Rushton, Northamptonshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.4393 / 52°26'21"N

Longitude: -0.7798 / 0°46'47"W

OS Eastings: 483040

OS Northings: 283072

OS Grid: SP830830

Mapcode National: GBR CVF.1N0

Mapcode Global: VHDR2.FYLD

Entry Name: The Triangular Lodge

Listing Date: 25 February 1957

Last Amended: 19 June 1992

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1052038

English Heritage Legacy ID: 231150

Location: Rushton, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN14

County: Northamptonshire

District: Kettering

Civil Parish: Rushton

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Rushton with Glendon All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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Listing Text

RUSHTON
SP88SW DESBOROUGH ROAD
1337-0/4/170 (South side)
25/02/57 The Triangular Lodge
(Formerly Listed as:
DESBQROUGH ROAD
The Triangular Lodge at Rushton Hall)
I
Lodge. Dated TT1593 abd 1595, Limestone and ironstone ashlar
laid in alternate courses, Collyweston stone slate roof,
elaborately decorated central stone chimney stacks which
carries date 1595. 2 storeys and semi- basement. 3 windows to
each floor on each side. Triangular plan. On each side 3
pointed gables with tall finials rise above the continuous
entablature and screen the roof. Each side of the building is
33 1/3 feet long and carries a Biblical text of 33 letters.
Semi-basement windows are small trefoils with triangular
lights, ground floor windows are in the form of a cross with 3
circular windows at the end of each arm (forming diamond),
first floor windows are large trefoiled with triangular and
hexagonal openings. The gables and the windows of the 2 main
storeys are decorated with a great variety of devices. Heavy
studded door reached by flight of C20 steps. Interior much
plainer: one large hexagonal room on each floor with small
triangular spaces at the corners one of which contains a newel
stair. First floor main room has fireplace with C19 surround.
Built for Thomas Tresham of Rushton Hall (q.v.), the
Triangular Lodge is an architectural conceit which makes great
play with the number 3, mainly as a symbol of the Holy Trinity
but also as a pun on his surname. It is in the care of English
Heritage.
(Buildings of England: Northamptonshire: pp400-2).


Listing NGR: SP8304083072

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