History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Ecton Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Ecton, Northamptonshire

We don't have any photos of this building yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?

Upload Photo »

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »


Latitude: 52.2643 / 52°15'51"N

Longitude: -0.7861 / 0°47'10"W

OS Eastings: 482939

OS Northings: 263602

OS Grid: SP829636

Mapcode National: GBR CXK.028

Mapcode Global: VHDS1.BC80

Entry Name: Ecton Hall

Listing Date: 28 May 1954

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1189661

English Heritage Legacy ID: 233344

Location: Ecton, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, NN6

County: Northamptonshire

District: Wellingborough

Civil Parish: Ecton

Built-Up Area: Ecton

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Ecton St Mary Magdalene

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

Find accommodation in

Listing Text

18/66 Ecton Hall


Country house. C16 origins but mainly c.1756 for Ambrose Isted probably by
Sanderson Miller; extended 1889 for Sotheby family. Lias ashlar with slate roof
laid to diminishing courses. Originally shallow U-shape plan in Gothick style. 2
storeys with attic. Garden front of 1756 is of 9-window range. Central canted
porch has ogee head opening flanked by similar blank openings and rib vault
inside. Central 3 bays have sash windows with glazing bars and labels above.
Flanking 2 bays break forward with pairs of similar sash windows under combined
label. Flanking bays to far left and right have 2-storey centred stone bay
window with sashes having some Gothick glazing bars. Armorial panels between
windows and castellated parapet. Curved gables above each have 2-light stone
mullioned attic windows. Centre 7 bays have castellated parapet. Hipped and
gabled roofs and stone stacks at ridge. C19 conservatory to right. Elevation to
left has arch head window, 3 sashes and a central gable. Elevation to rear of
garden front has gables and a 2-storey Tudor style porch to left with tall
3-light window in similar style to far left. Several stone mullioned windows
have arch head lights. Interior not inspected but entrance hall noted as having
remains of C18 plaster ceiling and plaster decoration to arch head doorcases
originally depicting medallions of Homer, Julius Caesar and Cicero. Some C17
panelling may also remain. The late C19 extensions to the left of the garden
front and the rear were demolished in mid C20.
(Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, p.207; Squires Homes and other Old
Houses in Northamptonshire by J.A. Gotch, p.30).

Listing NGR: SP8293963602

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

Selected Sources

Source links go to a search for the specified title at Amazon. Availability of the title is dependent on current publication status. You may also want to check AbeBooks, particularly for older titles.

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.