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Little Houghton House and Attached Office Wing

A Grade II* Listed Building in Little Houghton, Northamptonshire

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Latitude: 52.2295 / 52°13'46"N

Longitude: -0.8221 / 0°49'19"W

OS Eastings: 480546

OS Northings: 259688

OS Grid: SP805596

Mapcode National: GBR CXW.8YM

Mapcode Global: VHDS6.P7R6

Entry Name: Little Houghton House and Attached Office Wing

Listing Date: 6 September 1988

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1190269

English Heritage Legacy ID: 235529

Location: Little Houghton, South Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire, NN7

County: Northamptonshire

District: South Northamptonshire

Civil Parish: Little Houghton

Built-Up Area: Little Houghton

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Little Houghton St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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Listing Text

SP8059 (North side)
11/129 Little Houghton House and
attached office wing


Country house. c.1825 with later C19 alterations. Limestone ashlar, hipped slate
roof and white brick ridge stacks. L-plan. Late Georgian style. 3-storey,
5-window range. Principal elevation facing park to east has central pedimented
bay which breaks forward slightly and has part-glazed, double-leaf doors with
moulded stone lintel, fan-light and side-lights in Venetian window style stone
surround. 16-pane sash window to 1st floor above has moulded stone surround and
moulded cornice-hood on brackets. 16-pane sash window to 2nd floor above with
moulded stone surround. Otherwise horned sash windows to ground floor with
moulded stone surrounds and 16-pane sashes to 1st and 2nd floors with
flat-arched heads. Storey bands at ist and 2nd floor levels, that to 1st
continuous, that to 2nd floor broken by central bay. Moulded stone eaves
cornice. 4-window elevation to south with similar detailing to windows and
storey bands. Large later C19 stone entrance porch to rear. 2-storey office wing
to rear of main range to left of porch with projecting wing extending to stable
block (q.v.). Interior: flying staircase in curved well with round-headed niches
at intermediate levels, turned balusters, scrolled tread ends, and ramped and
wreathed handrail. Ornamental plaster cornices to ground floor rooms. Drawing
Room has statuary marble chimneypiece. Grey veined marble chimneypiece to
Library. Dining Room has veined black marble chimneypiece to one end and square,
unfluted attached piers to other end with acanthus capitals. Grey veined marble
chimneypieces to 1st floor rooms with Victorian cast iron grates. The large
bedroom over drawing room was formerly used as an upstairs sitting room. Stone
and brick-vaulted cellars. The house is said to incorporate an older house. The
house is faced with Kingsthorpe stone and was built for Christopher Smyth or his
nephew William Tyler Smyth. Seat of the Smyths and by descent to present owner.
(Buildings of England: Northamptonshire: 1973, p294; Little Houghton Coronation
Scrapbook, 1953)

Listing NGR: SP8054659688

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