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Sponne House

A Grade II Listed Building in Towcester, Northamptonshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.1322 / 52°7'55"N

Longitude: -0.9892 / 0°59'21"W

OS Eastings: 469284

OS Northings: 248688

OS Grid: SP692486

Mapcode National: GBR 9W5.8QH

Mapcode Global: VHDSH.SNXV

Entry Name: Sponne House

Listing Date: 1 December 1951

Last Amended: 14 December 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1190098

English Heritage Legacy ID: 235215

Location: Towcester, South Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire, NN12

County: Northamptonshire

District: South Northamptonshire

Civil Parish: Towcester

Built-Up Area: Towcester

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Towcester St Lawrence

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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Listing Text

TOWCESTER WATLING STREET WEST
SP6948
13/193 No.187 (Sponne House)
01/12/51 (Formerly listed as No.187
(The Talbot Hotel))

GV II

Bank and shops, formerly inn. Mid C18, altered C20, with earlier origins. Red
brick in Flemish bond, slate roof, brick ridge stack. L-plan. 2 storeys and
attic; 5-window range. Central carriage arch with depressed-arched- ead and
imposts. C20 canted bay window to right, C20 door to left with panelled reveals,
reeded pilasters and cornice/hood. 12-pane sash window to far left with moulded
stone sill, gauged brick lintel and keyblock. Similar windows to first floor
except for central Venetian window with open pediment. Moulded stone eaves. Wing
to rear right with many C20 alterations. Optician's shop in this wing has large
open fireplace with cambered ogee-stop-chamfered bressumer inscribed TO 1707 GS
with a central carving of a talbot dog. Until 1960 the Talbot Hotel. Before 1643
known as the Tabard, at least as early as 1440, when purchased by Archdeacon
Sponne (q.v. Church of St. Lawrence) as part of the endowments of his charity.
Remained in the ownership of Sponne charity until 1895.
(A Towcester Trail (leaflet) 1983; Guide to Towcester Parish Church 1984).


Listing NGR: SP6928448688

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