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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1040897



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Northamptonshire

District: South Northamptonshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Blakesley

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 01-Dec-1951

Date of most recent amendment: 14-Dec-1987

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 235055

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BLAKESLEY CHURCH STREET SP6250 (West side) 10/37 Priory Farmhouse (No.17) 01/12/51 (Formerly listed as House opposite and South-West of church, sometimes known as The Priory or Glebe Farm)


House, formerly farmhouse. C15 hall house, remodelled and subdivided horizontally C16, with C17 alterations and additions; extensively renovated C20. Coursed squared ironstone and coursed ironstone rubble, old plain-tile roof, stone end stacks. Hall house originally, now 3-unit plan. 2-storey, 3-window range. C20 door to left of centre in C20 gabled stone porch. 3-light casement window right of centre, 4-light casements to ground floor left and right. 3-light casements to first floor left and centre, 2-light casement to first floor right. All have timber lintels. Quoins, and stone-coped gable to left with kneelers. Late C17 wing to rear left. Original door and window to rear. Doorway has hollow and ogee chamfers, 4-centred head and hood mould. The window has 2 cinquefoil-headed lights, quatrefoil to head and hood mould. Another blocked arch containing 2-light hollow-chamfered stone mullion window with hood mould. 4-light ovolo-moulded stone mullion window in right gable with hood mould. Interior: 3-bay arch-braced collar truss roof with 2 tiers of wind-braced purlins. Original window has C16 stained glass coat of arms in quatrefoil. C17 ogee-stop-chamfered spine beam and some stop-chamfered joists. Open fireplace with ogee-stop-chamfered bressumer. Another open fireplace with depressed arched chamfered bressumer. Collar truss roof to wing. (Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, 1973, p.107; P. Woodfield, 'The larger medieval houses of Northamptonshire', Northamptonshire Archaeology 16, 1981, pp.163-165).

Listing NGR: SP6265350454

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Cherry, B, The Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, (1973), 107
Woodfield, P, 'Northamptonshire Archaeology' in The Larger Medieval Houses in Northamptonshire, , Vol. 16, (1973), 163-165

National Grid Reference: SP 62653 50454


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