History in Structure

Lathams Cottages, Attached Wall, Gate Arches and Chapel

A Grade II Listed Building in Barnwell, North Northamptonshire

We don't have any photos of this building yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?

Upload Photo »

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »


Latitude: 52.4517 / 52°27'6"N

Longitude: -0.4573 / 0°27'26"W

OS Eastings: 504937

OS Northings: 284871

OS Grid: TL049848

Mapcode National: GBR FY9.C5X

Mapcode Global: VHFNQ.1M3W

Plus Code: 9C4XFG2V+M3

Entry Name: Lathams Cottages, Attached Wall, Gate Arches and Chapel

Listing Date: 23 January 1967

Last Amended: 25 January 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1040244

English Heritage Legacy ID: 232590

ID on this website: 101040244

Location: Barnwell, North Northamptonshire, PE8

County: North Northamptonshire

Civil Parish: Barnwell

Built-Up Area: Barnwell

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Barnwell St Andrew with All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

Tagged with: Chapel

Find accommodation in



Nos.1 to 8 (inclusive) Lathams
Cottages, attached wall, Gate
Arches and Chapel.

(Formerly listed as Latham's Hospital, Church Lane)


12 almshouses now 8 almshouses. Founded 1601 by Nicholas Latham, rebuilt 1864
and altered mid C20. Squared coursed limestone with Collyweston slate roofs.
Courtyard plan. Single storey. Ranges to left and right of courtyard are each of
4 dwellings: 8-window range of 2- and 3-light stone mullion windows. 4 plank
doors, with 4-centred arch heads and moulded stone surrounds, to far left and
right and to left and right of centre. The 2-light stone mullion windows
adjacent to the doors are mid C20 and replace doorways. Ashlar gable parapets
with finials and ashlar stacks at ridge. Rears of each range have lean-to
extensions. The front wall linking the gable ends of each range has ashlar
copings and central C17 gatearch with 4-centred arch head. Gatearch has date
1601 on front and 1600 on rear and inscription, "Cast thy bread uppon the
waters". Large inscribed panel in gable end of right hand range describes the
life and bequests of Nicholas Latham who died 1620. Chapel to rear of courtyard
is a 3-window range with 2-, 3- and 4-light stone mullion windows to centre and
right and large canted bay window with stone mullions to left. Gabled-over bay
window has corbelled corners. Ashlar gable parapets and finials and central
ashlar stack to rear. Double plank door with moulded stone surround to right
gable. The chapel is linked by walls to flanking ranges. Walls to left and right
have central gatearches with 4-centred arch heads. Interior of chapel has raised
dais at east end, exposed C19 roof structure and stained glass to bay windows.
The almshouses were originally founded for 14 persons.

Listing NGR: TL0493784871

External Links

External links are from the relevant listing authority and, where applicable, Wikidata. Wikidata IDs may be related buildings as well as this specific building. If you want to add or update a link, you will need to do so by editing the Wikidata entry.

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.