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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1189661
English Heritage Legacy ID: 233344
Location: Ecton, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, NN6
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
ECTON CHURCH WAY
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
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