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The Last Straw

A Grade II Listed Building in Brington, West Northamptonshire

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Latitude: 52.2773 / 52°16'38"N

Longitude: -1.0232 / 1°1'23"W

OS Eastings: 466738

OS Northings: 264799

OS Grid: SP667647

Mapcode National: GBR 9TD.64F

Mapcode Global: VHDRX.61X1

Plus Code: 9C4W7XGG+WP

Entry Name: The Last Straw

Listing Date: 14 October 1992

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1067027

English Heritage Legacy ID: 360253

ID on this website: 101067027

Location: Great Brington, West Northamptonshire, NN7

County: West Northamptonshire

Civil Parish: Brington

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Brington

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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The Last Straw

House. Cica C15, remodelled in circa early C17 and extended circa C18.
Squared coursed lias stone. Thatched roofs with gabled ends. Gable end
and axial stacks with brick shafts.

PLAN: 3-room and through or cross-passage plan, the lower end to right
(NE) with a circa 1-room plan wing on the front of the high left end.
At least the hall and high end and probably also the low end of the
main range were open to the roof and heated from an open hearth fire
in the hall. In circa early C17 an axial stack was inserted into the
low end of hall backing onto the cross-passage, probably when the hall
and both ends were floored. C20 partition in hall forming axial
passage at front.

EXTERIOR: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 4 window SE front. Small casements
with leaded panes. Doorway on left with C20 lean-to porch in angle of
projecting gable-ended wing; inner return of wing has circa C18, 2 and
3-light casements with leaded panes, the first floor in small gable.
Rear (NE) has 1, 3 and 4-light casements with leaded panes, with
eyebrow eaves over first floor windows.

INTERIOR: Hall has chamfered axial ceiling beam with cyma stops and
large stone fireplace with similarly stop chamfered timber lintel.
Rear room at low (RH) end has similar axial beam. Cross beam in
parlour (left) is boxed in. Wing also has boxed in cross-beam. Smoke-
blackened raised cruck truss against high side of hall stack, its apex
tenoned into triangular block (yoke), truncated to take large square
set ridgepiece. Chamfered moulding with ball stop on south blade of
cruck, below missing collar. Large purlins set on backs of cruck
blades and some smoke-blackened common rafters. Roof over low (NE) end

Listing NGR: SP6673864799

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