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Montague House

A Grade II Listed Building in Thrapston, Northamptonshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.3973 / 52°23'50"N

Longitude: -0.538 / 0°32'16"W

OS Eastings: 499574

OS Northings: 278702

OS Grid: SP995787

Mapcode National: GBR FYS.NSP

Mapcode Global: VHFP1.M0GK

Entry Name: Montague House

Listing Date: 23 May 1967

Last Amended: 31 July 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1265795

English Heritage Legacy ID: 423842

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
16/154
23/05/67


THRAPSTON
CHANCERY LANE
(West side)
Montague House and No.3/5


(Formerly listed as Montague House, Old Tyles, Fair or Chancery Lane)


GV II


Town house, now offices and surgery. C17 origins, mid C18 and mid C19. Squared
coursed limestone and brick with Collyweston slate, Welsh slate and concrete
tile roofs. Originally probably 3-unit plan, then U-shaped. 2 storeys and attic.
6-window range of irregularly spaced unhorned sash windows with glazing bars,
all under wood lintels. C20 six-panel door to right of centre has moulded stone
architrave and plain entablature with cornice over. C19 six-panel door to far
right, is now part-glazed and has C20 wooden hood over. 3 flat-topped roof
dormers, that to left has leaded casement with crown glass. Ashlar gable
parapets and kneelers and brick stacks at ridge and end. No.3/5 is painted and
has a concrete tile roof. Mid C19 brick extension attached to right of No.3/5 is
a 2-window range at first floor and 3-window range at ground floor of sash
windows with glazing bars under shallow brick heads. Centre window was
originally a door. Rear elevation has 2 C18 projecting gabled wings and C19
additions. Sash windows similar to front elevation, under wood lintels; some
first floor windows are early examples of sashes with wide glazing bars.
Interior of Montague House has C18 staircase with quarter landing and 3 turned
balusters per tread. Fielded panelled dado in entrance hall. Interior of No.3/5
has remains of open fireplace with bressumer to left of entrance and evidence of
external corner of original house before C18 wings added to rear. Said to have
been home of Sir John Washington who was a C17 Mayor of Thrapston and ancestor
of George Washington. His arms, now in the Church of St. James (q.v.), are said
to have come from this building.


Listing NGR: SP9957478702

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