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West Pavillion and Attached Quadrant Colonnade

A Grade II* Listed Building in Shutlanger, Northamptonshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.1319 / 52°7'54"N

Longitude: -0.9194 / 0°55'9"W

OS Eastings: 474066

OS Northings: 248726

OS Grid: SP740487

Mapcode National: GBR BXL.8DQ

Mapcode Global: VHDSK.0PT1

Entry Name: West Pavillion and Attached Quadrant Colonnade

Listing Date: 1 December 1951

Last Amended: 15 March 1988

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1371608

English Heritage Legacy ID: 234965

Location: Shutlanger, South Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire, NN12

County: Northamptonshire

District: South Northamptonshire

Civil Parish: Shutlanger

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Stoke Bruerne St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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Listing Text

SP 74 NW SHUTLANGER STOKE PARK

7/148 West Pavilion and attached
01/12/51 quadrant colonnade
(Formerly listed as Stoke
Park)

GV II*


Pavilion. c.1629-35 for Sir Francis Crane, altered late C18, restored 1970.
Brick carcase, faced with limestone and ironstone ashlar, hipped slate roof,
stone internal stack. 1 storey, attic and basement; 3-window range. Basement is
faced with ironstone and has central door with keyblocked moulded limestone
surround, flanked by square windows with similar surrounds. Basement forms
plinth with moulded limestone band at ground floor level and supports giant
order of Ionic pilasters defining bays. Ironstone pilasters with limestone bases
and capitals supporting entablature of ironstone with contrasting pulvinated
frieze and brown-painted moulded wood eaves. Central bay breaks forward
slightly, its pilasters supplemented by portions of 'shadow' pilasters either
side and has pediment. Late C18 central Venetian window with moulded limestone
head. Flanked by 15-pane sash windows with moulded ironstone surrounds, plain
friezes and moulded cornices; sills lowered late C18. Blind attic windows have
moulded stone surrounds topped by flat-arched heads of limestone with console
keyblocks, Pilasters and window dressings contrast with limestone-faced walling.
2-storey porch wing to right side facing former forecourt of house has similar
pilasters to angles and open ground floor with minor order of Ionic columns
supporting moulded limestone lintel. Porches to front and rear with similar
columns. Tall round-arched windows to 1st floor with moulded stone surrounds,
limestone imposts and console keyblocks, blind to front and rear. Pediments to
front and side bays shown in Vitruvius Britannicus replaced late C18 by hipped
roof. Quadrant colonnade begins to rear of porch wing; now ruinous. Interior:
single double-height rood formerly library, converted into ballroom late C18.
Coved plaster ceiling, fan motif above Venetian window. Room above porch is open
to ballroom and forms gallery. Basement has wide shallow brick vault, niches,
and entrance to brick-vaulted tunnel running between pavilions below colonnades.
Formed part of a tripartite composition with house destroyed by fire in 1886
(Buildings of England: Northamptonshire: 1973, pp415-6; Colen Campbell:
Vitruvius Britannicus III 1717, p1.9; Country Life: 23rd July 1953; Stoke Park,
Northamptonshire, Guide Book (no date).


Listing NGR: SP7406648726

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