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Townsend Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in Benefield, Northamptonshire

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Latitude: 52.4929 / 52°29'34"N

Longitude: -0.5648 / 0°33'53"W

OS Eastings: 497539

OS Northings: 289303

OS Grid: SP975893

Mapcode National: GBR DW8.N1P

Mapcode Global: VHFNG.5L8S

Plus Code: 9C4XFCVP+53

Entry Name: Townsend Farmhouse

Listing Date: 11 January 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1189140

English Heritage Legacy ID: 232758

Location: Benefield, East Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire, PE8

County: Northamptonshire

Civil Parish: Benefield

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Benefield St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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Townsend Farmhouse


Farmhouse, now nursing home. Datestone 1720. Mid C18 and C19. Squared coursed
limestone with Collyweston slate roof. Originally 3-unit plan. 2 storeys.
5-window range. C19 two-storey canted bay window, to far right, has casements at
ground floor and sash windows with glazing bars at first floor. Other windows
are casements, some with leaded lights, under wood lintels. 6-panel door, to
left of centre, has early C20 porch. Ashlar gable parapets and ashlar stacks at
ridge and end. Outbuilding to rear, now forming part of house, has date 1720 on
quoins. Evidence of 2 builds to rear elevation. Interior: kitchen to left of
entrance has remains of open fireplace with bressumer. Some C18 two-panel doors
with original ironmongery.

Listing NGR: SP9753989303

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