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Wall, Gatepiers and Gates Extending to Approximately 100 Metres North, East and West of Drayton House, and Attached Orangery

A Grade II Listed Building in Lowick, Northamptonshire

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Latitude: 52.4095 / 52°24'34"N

Longitude: -0.586 / 0°35'9"W

OS Eastings: 496280

OS Northings: 279991

OS Grid: SP962799

Mapcode National: GBR DX6.W3D

Mapcode Global: VHFNT.SPKR

Entry Name: Wall, Gatepiers and Gates Extending to Approximately 100 Metres North, East and West of Drayton House, and Attached Orangery

Listing Date: 31 July 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1192077

English Heritage Legacy ID: 232510

Location: Lowick, East Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire, NN14

County: Northamptonshire

District: East Northamptonshire

Civil Parish: Lowick

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Lowick St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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Listing Text

SP97NE, SP9680
6/76, 12/76

Wall, gatepiers and gates
extending to approx. 100m. N,
E and W of Drayton House, and
attached Orangery


Walls, gatepiers, gates and attached orangery. Probably all early C18 for the
Duchess of Norfolk and Sir John Germain, partly restored C19. Squared coursed
limestone walls, ashlar gatepiers, wrought-iron gates and brick orangery with
Collyweston slate roof. Pair of wrought-iron gates to north-east of north wall
have rusticated ashlar gatepiers with attached columns and moulded cornices.
Gates with leaf decoration and scroll panelled standards, probably restored Cl9.
Square-head gateway in west wall has flanking decorated pilasters. Iron railings
attached to south end of west wall, are mounted on retaining wall. Orangery
attached to south end of east wall was originally single-unit plan,
single-storey 4-window range. Central arch head doorway with rusticated
surround. Tall casement windows with glazing bars and moulded stone architraves.
Ashlar parapet and gabled roof with ashlar gable parapets. Interior: part now
converted to C20 changing rooms. Original roof trusses. Wall attached to south
of orangery has attached rusticated ashlar gatepier. Walls enclose 3 sides of
north and north east gardens of Drayton House (q.v.).
(Gardens included in HBMCE Register of Parks and Gardens at grade I.
Cornforth, J., Country Life, 20th May, 1965, p.1216; Buildings of England:
Northamptonshire, p.189; Jackson-Stops G, Drayton House, 1978).

Listing NGR: SP9628079991

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