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Milton Hall

A Grade I Listed Building in Castor, City of Peterborough

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Latitude: 52.5844 / 52°35'3"N

Longitude: -0.3116 / 0°18'41"W

OS Eastings: 514486

OS Northings: 299849

OS Grid: TL144998

Mapcode National: GBR GY3.S2B

Mapcode Global: WHHNJ.59VK

Plus Code: 9C4XHMMQ+Q8

Entry Name: Milton Hall

Listing Date: 15 December 1955

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1162643

English Heritage Legacy ID: 49936

Location: Milton Hall, Peterborough, PE6

County: City of Peterborough

Civil Parish: Castor

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Castor with Upton and Stibbington and Water Newton

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

Tagged with: English country house

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Milton Hall
TL 1499 47/143 15.12.55
From 1594 with attic of 1773 by Sir William Chambers and south front of 1745-50
by Flitcroft. Interiors by Flitcroft and Chambers.
Built by William Fitzwilliam, Lord Deputy of Ireland. Built of ashlar with
stone roofs. The north front dates from circa 1600, with battlements, a long
range with 8 projecting bays with one window between each. The bays are canted,
2 staired, 2 are treated as one story bays and have arched lights, and possibly
earlier than late C16. The 2 storeyed porch has round arch and flanking Tuscan
columns with Ionic column above.
Attic has mansard roof by Sir William Chambers 1773 and has 4 tripartite lunettes
with pedimented dormers.
The south front 1745-50 is by Flitcroft, Palladian, 2 and a half storeys, 9
bays, end bays project and have canted bay windows, the pedimented centre breaks
forward with round arched doorway with flanking lights, Venetian first floor
window and tripartite lunette in the half storey. Three bay west front has
canted bay. East of south front a wing with bow window of circa 1800 by Carr.
Interior: nothing of the circa 1600 interior remains. Mostly circa 1750, 1770
and 1800 periods. Entrance hall circa 1750 with coved stuccoed ceiling and
chimney piece with open pediment. Dining room has rococo ceiling. Pillared
hall has screen of Tuscan columns. Staircase has wrought-iron balustrade, stuccoed
ceiling and lantern. Former library by Carr, with Adam style decoration. Long
gallery decorated by Chambers with segmental vault and central dome. Peterborough
dining room by Chambers. Boudoir has Chinese wallpaper dated 1749.
The garden was remodelled by Repton in 1791. A village is said to have existed
once at Milton. VCH Northants vol II.

Listing NGR: TL1448699849

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