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Ecton House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Ecton, Northamptonshire

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Latitude: 52.2645 / 52°15'52"N

Longitude: -0.7875 / 0°47'15"W

OS Eastings: 482844

OS Northings: 263613

OS Grid: SP828636

Mapcode National: GBR CXJ.5PY

Mapcode Global: VHDS1.9BJX

Entry Name: Ecton House

Listing Date: 28 May 1954

Last Amended: 13 May 1986

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1189693

English Heritage Legacy ID: 233351

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

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Listing Text

SP8263 (North side)
18/73 Ecton House
28/05/54 (Formerly listed as The
Church House)


Rectory, now conference centre and rectory. c.1693 for John Palmer and date
plaque P.W.M./1778. Lias ashlar with slate roof laid to diminishing courses.
Double-depth plan. Entrance front of 7-window range arranged 1:5:1.
Nine-panelled door is one bay to right of centre. Fanlight has intersecting
glazing bars. Sash windows with glazing bars, some with crown glass and narrow
wooden pilasters forming architraves. Curved stone lintels with keyblocks and
foliage decoration to first floor centre window. 3-bay trellis verandah to
centre on raised stone terrace. Rusticated quoins, and flat string courses
between floors. Lead date plaque to left of entrance. Curved cornice and 3
flat-topped roof dormers. Hipped roof with stone stacks at ridge corners. Late
C18 single-storey, 2-window range extensions to left and right of main front
have sash windows under flat stone arches with plain panelled parapet above.
Range of late C17 buildings attached to rear left have ashlar gable parapets.
Rear and side elevations have some leaded cross windows and circular staircase
windows. Interior: hall has open fireplace with moulded wood surround having a
broken pediment with a bust of John Palmer by Rysbrack similar to that in the
Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Ecton (q.v.). Late C17 staircase with half-landing
and turned balusters. Fielded-panelled dado to hall and staircase and applied
panelling to staircase walls. Some 6-panelled doors and panelled window reveals.
Armorial glass to Palmer family in staircase windows.

Listing NGR: SP8284463613

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