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East Northamptonshire District Council Stores, Cleansing Department and Document Store

A Grade II Listed Building in Thrapston, Northamptonshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.3923 / 52°23'32"N

Longitude: -0.5375 / 0°32'14"W

OS Eastings: 499621

OS Northings: 278143

OS Grid: SP996781

Mapcode National: GBR FYS.WG4

Mapcode Global: VHFP1.M4QF

Entry Name: East Northamptonshire District Council Stores, Cleansing Department and Document Store

Listing Date: 31 July 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1226971

English Heritage Legacy ID: 424515

Location: Thrapston, East Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire, NN14

County: Northamptonshire

District: East Northamptonshire

Civil Parish: Thrapston

Built-Up Area: Thrapston

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Thrapston St James

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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Listing Text

SP9978 THRAPSTON MIDLAND ROAD
(East side)

16/183 East Northamptonshire District
Council Stores, Cleansing
Department and Document Store

- II


Workhouse, now Local Authority offices and stores, c.1836 by M.J. Donthorne.
Squared coursed limestone, with ashlar facades and dressings, and slate roofs.
Originally four 3-sided courtyards. 2 storeys. Main front of 13 bays. Centre and
end bays break forward as cross wings forming sides of 2 courtyards. Centre
cross wing has gabled end with 7-light stone-mullion window at first floor, with
arch-head lights and transoms. Similar pair of 2-light windows at ground floor.
Chamfered and corbelled corners and ashlar gable parapet with octagonal finial.
Return wall has stone-mullion windows and lateral stack with octagonal flues.
5-window ranges, flanking either side, of 2-light stone-mullion windows with
transoms at ground floor and gablets over at first floor. Return walls of
flanking cross wings are similar 3-window ranges. Right cross wing has C20
lean-to extension. Rear elevations of main range are each of 5-window ranges.
Central rear wing attached at right angles of 6-window range. Various casements,
at first floor, under scored stone lintels with keyblocks. Various C20 openings
at ground floor. Intersection of main cross wings is octagonal and has 2
doorways, to rear elevation, with 4-centred arch-heads; giving access to
through-passage between courtyards. Interior: central staircase with stick
balustrade. Masters office, to front of central cross wing, has C19 fireplace
and panelled window reveals. First floor hall of main cross wing has arch-head
stone surrounds to windows. The third side of the 2 rear courtyards was
demolished about 1900. W.J. Donthorne was also architect for No.78 (The Old
Rectory), High Street (q.v.).


Listing NGR: SP9962178143

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