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Museum Tower, Bell Tower and Attached Outbuildings and Wall and the Old Chapel, Finedon Hall, and Attached Wall

A Grade II Listed Building in Finedon, Northamptonshire

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Latitude: 52.3382 / 52°20'17"N

Longitude: -0.6644 / 0°39'51"W

OS Eastings: 491097

OS Northings: 271968

OS Grid: SP910719

Mapcode National: GBR DY2.6WC

Mapcode Global: VHFP5.FHNC

Entry Name: Museum Tower, Bell Tower and Attached Outbuildings and Wall and the Old Chapel, Finedon Hall, and Attached Wall

Listing Date: 9 June 1970

Last Amended: 12 March 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1040633

English Heritage Legacy ID: 233688

Location: Finedon, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, NN9

County: Northamptonshire

District: Wellingborough

Civil Parish: Finedon

Built-Up Area: Finedon

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Finedon St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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Listing Text

SP9171 (South side)
09/06/70 Museum Tower, Bell Tower and
attached buildings and wall
and The Old Chapel, Finedon
Hall, and attached wall
(Formerly listed as courtyard
buildings, covered way, tower
and other outbuildings of
Finedon Hall, Station Road)


Range of outbuildings including a museum and wintergarden to Finedon Hall, now
part dwelling house. Datestones 1851 and 1856, perhaps with C18 origins.
Probably by E.F. Law for William Mackworth-Dolben. Ironstone ashlar with slate
and pantile roofs. Museum tower and attached buildings are L-shape plan with The
Old Chapel, former wintergarden, attached to north. Tudor-Gothic style, 2 and 3
storeys. West elevation to courtyard of 4-window range of 3-light stone mullion
windows. Central gable entrance, known as bell tower, has semi-circular arch
flanked by niches with triple lancet above under drip mould. Above are 5 small
arched openings and a bellcote and datestone 1851. Clasping buttresses at
corners. Ashlar parapet and ashlar stacks at ridge. Wall and ashlar gatepier
attached to right. South levation to courtyard originally similar to west
elevation now has one-window range remaining to far left with semi-circular arch
opening below. Rear wall and 2 gable walls also remain; one has a Gothic window.
Museum tower at intersection of wings, originally of 2 stages with gabled
pyramid roof. Upper and lower stages remain with triple arcade to 3 faces of
upper stage and 3-storey, 3 window range of single-light openings to east face
of lower stage. North face has semi-circular stair turret. Stone scrolls below
the triple arcades have inscriptions "Filiis Fratibu Parentes", "W.H.I.M.D.
and F.M.D.", and "Victoria Rgnant A.D. 1856". Remains of various other
inscriptions and carved heads. The old chapel west elevation is a 5-bay arcade
of double-chamfred C19 Gothic arches with quatrfoil piers and foliated
capitals. Trefoils in spandrels between arches. Corbelled cornice and ashlar
gable parapets. C20 extension to left. Castellated wall attached to left has
semi-circular arch opening and niches. Castellated wall attached to west end of
south elevation and linking with the Hall has 3 stage buttresses and 2 small
Gothic style openings to left and right. The Museum Tower, Bell Tower, attached
buildings and wall form two sides of a courtyard with Finedon hall (q.v.).
(Finedon Otherwise Thingdon by J.L.H. Bailey, p85).

Listing NGR: SP9109771968

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