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Abington Abbey (Museum)

A Grade I Listed Building in Abington, Northamptonshire

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Latitude: 52.2462 / 52°14'46"N

Longitude: -0.8666 / 0°51'59"W

OS Eastings: 477478

OS Northings: 261497

OS Grid: SP774614

Mapcode National: GBR BW9.3QR

Mapcode Global: VHDRZ.XSQX

Entry Name: Abington Abbey (Museum)

Listing Date: 19 January 1952

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1039763

English Heritage Legacy ID: 231881

Location: Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN1

County: Northamptonshire

District: Northampton

Town: Northampton

Electoral Ward/Division: Abington

Built-Up Area: Northampton

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Abington St Peter with St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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Listing Text

SP 76 SE 14/15

Abington Abbey (Museum)



Only known as an Abbey since 1841. Early C16 of hollow quadrangular plan. Altered
and largely rebuilt 1675-8. Refronted on south and east circa 1740; rainwater heads
on south dated 1743. C18 work attributed to Smith of Warwick. Ashlar facades.
2 storeys and attics, first floor band, cornice, parapet, dormers. South projecting
centre and ends, 1:4:1:4:1 sash windows in eared architraves.
Central doorway has round arch, surround of rusticated Doric pilasters under
entablature. East side elevation has projecting pedimented centre with cupola.
4:3:4 sash windows. Central doorway has entablature, segmental pediment, pilasters,
round arch.
Interior has many important features. 4 bay framed roof to hall with tall mullioned
windows. Linen-fold panelled ground floor room. Fine plaster ceilings. Good
C17 main stairway with newel posts, turned balusters; C18 secondary staircase.
Plaster vaults in Gothic style, later C18.
VCH, IV, pp 65-6.

Church of St Peter and St Paul, Abington Abbey and The Cottage, Christchurch Road
form a group.

Listing NGR: SP7747861497

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