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Lamport Hall

A Grade I Listed Building in Lamport, Northamptonshire

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Latitude: 52.3634 / 52°21'48"N

Longitude: -0.887 / 0°53'13"W

OS Eastings: 475883

OS Northings: 274504

OS Grid: SP758745

Mapcode National: GBR BTQ.Y96

Mapcode Global: VHDRD.KVXM

Entry Name: Lamport Hall

Listing Date: 2 November 1954

Last Amended: 19 July 1985

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1054842

English Heritage Legacy ID: 360333

Location: Lamport, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN6

County: Northamptonshire

District: Daventry

Civil Parish: Lamport

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Lamport with Faxton All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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Listing Text

10/80 Lamport Hall
02/11/54 (Formerly listed as Lamport
Hall with gatepiers and gates
to SE)


Country House, C16 to C19. Built by Isham family. Architects J. Webb, and W.
Smith of Warwick, W. Burn, H. Hakewill and A. Goddard. Limestone ashlar with
slate roof. Courtyard plan. 2 storeys with attic. Main front of 13 window range.
Centre 5 bays breaking forward by J. Webb c.1654-57. Central 6-panelled door
with moulded stone architraves have alternate triangular and segmental bracketed
pediments over. Small square sash windows to first floor have moulded stone
surrounds. Centre 5 bays of rusticated ashlar have dentilled cornice,
balustraded parapet and large raised pediment of 1829. Flanking wings of four
bays by the Smiths of Warwick, left by Francis c.1732 and right by William
c.1741. Similar style to centre 5 bays with sash windows and moulded stone eared
architraves; those at ground floor having a pulvinated frieze and cornice over.
Rusticated quoins, dentilled cornice with panelled parapet over. Blank basement
openings and shallow flight to central door. Inscription above first floor
window of centre block."In things transitory resteth no glory" by Hakewill 1829.
Ashlar stacks at ridge and end. Entrance facade, to left; 4-window range to
right by Francis Smith c.1732 similar to main facade. Large Tuscan porch to left
of this range added by Burn. 5-window range to centre and similar 4-window range
with half dormers to left also by Burn of 1861 replaced the remains of the C16
house. Sash windows, some with moulded stone surrounds. Short square tower left
of centre has open balustraded parapet. Garden facade: Projecting wing to left
by William Smith c.1741 has blank arcade at ground and blank windows at first
floor of similar fenestration to main front. Centre of facade of 2-window range
of sashes similar to main front, linked to projecting wing by Tuscan quadrant
porch of 1819 by Hakewill. 4- and 2-window ranges to right in Jacobean style by
H. Goddard of 1842 have 2- and 3-light stone mullions with transoms. The inner
courtyard has been encroached upon by C19 additions. Interior: Entrance hall to
entrance facade leads to the vestibule which passes through 2 storeys having a
gallery on 2 sides with C18 turned balustrade. Doorcase has fluted Corinthian
columns. Dining Room to left of entrance to c1861 replaced the great hall.
Libary to right of entrance c1734 by Francis Smith has marble fireplace and
fluted Corinthian pilasters of 1734 and bookcases by Hakewill of 1819. Staircase
by the Smiths has 2 turned balustrades to each tread which have carved ends.
Originally double flight the landing balustrade incorporates carved panels from
Webb's earlier staircase. Rococo ceiling by J. Woolstone. Armorial glass from
Pytchley Old Hall. Oak Room to right of staircase entered through triple arcade
has Jacobean panelling reset from elsewhere in 1907. Music Room centre of main
front double height by Webb; retains fireplace and overmantel by Webb and
bolection panelling by Henry Jones of c1685. Room decorated by the Smiths in
1738 with plasterowrk by J. Woolstone. Deep clerestory frieze has profiles of
busts in oval frames alternating with trophies relating to the Isham family with
inscriptions below. Flat coving plaster ceiling has 3 relief panels with
cherubs, mermaids, swans and foliage. Fine wood block floor. Cabinet Room to
right of Music Room by W. Smith 1742 has simple plaster ceiling with circular
panels. Drawing Room in centre of the garden front c1840 has Rococo marble
fireplace, panelled walls and plaster cornice. Gothic Room to left of the
Drawing Room is panelled and has marble fireplace. First floor landing has
triple arcade to staircase. Several first floor rooms have fielded panelling and
bolection moulded fire surrounds. C18 and C19 service stairs have turned
balusters. The evolution of this house is well documented in the Isham family
(Country Life, October 3rd, 1952, p.1022-1025, September, 26th, 1952, p.932-935,
October 10th, 1952, p.1106-1104; Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, p.268).

Listing NGR: SP7588374504

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