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The Courthouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Kings Sutton, Northamptonshire

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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

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1226138

English Heritage Legacy ID: 423255

Location: Kings Sutton, South Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire, OX17

County: Northamptonshire

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

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Listing Text

SP4936 KINGS SUTTON THE SQUARE
(South side)
11/150 The Courthouse
04/02/69

- II*

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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