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The Old Reading Room

A Grade II Listed Building in Abthorpe, Northamptonshire

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Latitude: 52.1136 / 52°6'49"N

Longitude: -1.0533 / 1°3'12"W

OS Eastings: 464921

OS Northings: 246568

OS Grid: SP649465

Mapcode National: GBR 9W8.JHQ

Mapcode Global: VHCW6.P4HJ

Plus Code: 9C4W4W7W+FM

Entry Name: The Old Reading Room

Listing Date: 1 December 1951

Last Amended: 14 December 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1189043

English Heritage Legacy ID: 235035

Location: Abthorpe, South Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire, NN12

County: Northamptonshire

Civil Parish: Abthorpe

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Abthorpe St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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SP6446 (North side)
14/17 The Old Reading Room
01/12/51 (Formerly listed as House, now
used as Church Rooms)


House. Dated 1682, renovated C20. Coursed squared limestone, old plain-tile
roof, stone end stacks. 2-unit plan. 2 storeys and attic; 2-window range.
Entrance front has C20 door to left with stone lintel, keyblock and hood mould.
Small window to left of door with chamfered stone surround. 3-light chamfered
stone mullion windows to ground and first floors with hood moulds. C20
extensions to left end. Stone-coped gable with kneelers to right. Right gable
end faces street and has 4-light chamfered stone mullion window with hood mould
to ground floor, a similar 3-light window to first floor, similar 2-light window
to attic and datestone above inscribed IKH/1682. C20 additions to left gable
end. Interior has stone bolection-moulded corner fireplace. Until recently used
as parish rooms.

Listing NGR: SP6492146568

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