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Finedon Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Finedon, Northamptonshire

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Latitude: 52.3378 / 52°20'16"N

Longitude: -0.6639 / 0°39'49"W

OS Eastings: 491130

OS Northings: 271917

OS Grid: SP911719

Mapcode National: GBR DY2.DYR

Mapcode Global: VHFP5.FHWQ

Entry Name: Finedon Hall

Listing Date: 9 June 1970

Last Amended: 12 March 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1293682

English Heritage Legacy ID: 233687

Location: Finedon, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, NN9

County: Northamptonshire

District: Wellingborough

Civil Parish: Finedon

Built-Up Area: Finedon

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Finedon St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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Listing Text

SP9171 (South side)
7/35 Finedon Hall
09/06/70 (Formerly listed as Finedon
Hall, Station Road)


Country house. Probably C17 and C18, datestones 18S5, 1851, 1856 and l859 record
existing alterations, probably by E.F. Law, for William Mackworth-Dolben.
Ironstone ashlar with limestone dressings and slate roof. H-plan, Tudor-Gothic
style. Entrance front is 2 storeys with attic. Centre of 5-window range with
flanking gables breaking forward. Central porch has panelled door with 4-centred
moulded stone head with decorated and inscribed spandrels. Circular turret
attached to left of porch forms part of 10-light stone-mullion window with
transom, havinq moulded stone panels and quatrefoil parapet above. Ground and
first floor windows have C18 plain stone architraves with keyblocks and those at
first floor have C19 4-light stone-mullion windows with transoms, inserted into
the earlier surround. Centre bay breaks forward with quatrefoil parapet at eaves
level and gargoyles at corners, 3 attic windows have Tudor style gables with
3-light stone-mullion windows with shields and trefoil above. Projecting gable
to left: has 2-window range similar to centre range. Projecting gable to right
has large C19 22-light, square stone-mullion bay window. Return wall to left is
similar, of one-window range. Rusticated ashlar quoins to all corners and plain
castellated parapets with ashlar copings. Ashlar stacks at ridge and end.
Inscription to left gable "Gwell Angau"; continuation in right gable "Na
Vywilydd" is missing. Various heraldic shields. Garden front to left of entrance
front of 7-window range. Door openings to left and right of centre have moulded
stone surrounds, that to left has segmental pediment. 2-storey canted stone bay
windows to centre and left of range have quatrefoil parapets. Similar
single-storey square stone bay to far left. Windows have stone mullions some
with transoms and C18 plain stone architraves. 2- and 3-light attic windows set
in Tudor style gables, some now missing. Remains of various inscriptions and
carved heads. Elevation to right of main front is plain in similar style with
attached wall and ashlar gatepier. Rear elevation has projecting gable to left
and twin gables to right. Centre 3-window range, one blocked, with C18 plain
stone surrounds with keyblocks, Gable to right has tall, 6-light stone-mullion
staircase window with transom. Forms part of a group of buildings including The
Museum Tower, Bell Tower, Old Chapel and attached wall (q.v.)
(Buildings of England: Northamptonshir, p.210; Finedon Otherwise Thingdon by
J.C.H. Bailey, p.81; Country Life July 13th, 1901, p.148).

Listing NGR: SP9113071917

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