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Latitude: 52.0208 / 52°1'14"N
Longitude: -1.2747 / 1°16'28"W
OS Eastings: 449865
OS Northings: 236065
OS Grid: SP498360
Mapcode National: GBR 7TH.8JW
Mapcode Global: VHCWG.VGGQ
Entry Name: The Courthouse
Listing Date: 4 February 1969
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1226138
English Heritage Legacy ID: 423255
Location: Kings Sutton, South Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire, OX17
District: South Northamptonshire
Civil Parish: Kings Sutton
Built-Up Area: Kings Sutton
Traditional County: Northamptonshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire
Church of England Parish: King's Sutton St Peter and St Paul
Church of England Diocese: Peterborough
SP4936 KINGS SUTTON THE SQUARE
11/150 The Courthouse
Former Courthouse, now house. Late C15 and late C16 with early C18 and C20
additions. Limestone rubble and timber framing; stone slate roof; stone and
brick stacks. Irregular L-plan. C15 section of 3-unit cross passage type.
2 storeys and attic; 5 bays. Doorway in third bay from left has C15 moulded
oak jambs, 4-centred arch and ledged door. To the right is the wood lintel
of a blocked window and a 12-light window with moulded oak mullions, similar
lintel and leaded lights. First floor of this section is close studded and
jettied over the stone wall below with two C15 wooden windows each of 2 lights
and blocked traceried heads. The stone section to the left has a moulded
wooden string between the first-floor windows and 2- and 3-light wooden
casements with wooden lintels. Late C16 extension to left at rear: Limestone
rubble with stone slate roof. Two storeys one bay with 5-light wood mullioned
and transomed window on first floor at rear. Interior: ground floor has two
C15 stone fireplaces with moulded jambs and 4-centred arch. East room has
fireplace with deeply moulded oak jambs and 4-centred arch. Late C16 stair-
case with flat pierced balusters and newel posts with ball finials. Smaller
staircase to west with similar balusters. Court room was probably on first
floor left of entrance and has moulded tie beams and stone fireplace with 4-
centred arch. Arch braced roof is exposed with curved windbraces. C18
extension of 2 storeys to west at rear to provide corridor access to main
rooms. C20 one-storey extension at rear to east. Former Manorial Court House
converted to a dwelling in the late C16.
(Wood-Jones R.B. 'Traditional Domestic Architecture in the Banbury Region'. Ma
1963, pp234-7. Plans and sections Fig. 69 and 68).
Listing NGR: SP4986536065
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