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Althorp, Falconry or Hawking Tower

A Grade I Listed Building in Althorp, West Northamptonshire

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Latitude: 52.2853 / 52°17'7"N

Longitude: -1.0044 / 1°0'15"W

OS Eastings: 468008

OS Northings: 265706

OS Grid: SP680657

Mapcode National: GBR 9T6.QVZ

Mapcode Global: VHDRQ.JTVG

Plus Code: 9C4W7XPW+46

Entry Name: Althorp, Falconry or Hawking Tower

Listing Date: 2 November 1954

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1356628

English Heritage Legacy ID: 359994

ID on this website: 101356628

Location: West Northamptonshire, NN7

County: West Northamptonshire

Civil Parish: Althorp

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

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7/5 Althorp, Falconry or Hawking
02/11/54 Tower

Hunting Lodge. c.1611. Lias ashlar with slate roof. T-plan. 2 storeys with
attic, 3 bays. Central cross wing forming gabled porch with arched entrance
with open arcaded sides. Flanking casements with leaded lights and
intersecting glazing bars with plain arched heads. First floor of blank arcade
has fenestration 2: 3: 2 each with keystone and central casement window.
Moulded string course between first and second floor. Gabled roof with ashlar
parapets, kneelers and obelisks. Lateral stone stack at rear. Large coat of
arms in porch gable and similar to right gable. Side elevations are similar
with ground and first floor arcades, some with casements. Similar C19 single-
storey wing to rear. Interior: Hall has 2 arcaded openings with keystones.
Room to left of hall has C19 fireplace with Delft tiles. Dogleg stair to right
of entrance with moulded stone handrail. Originally built with open arcaded
first floor for spectating falconry.
(Buildings of England : Northamptonshire, p.82).

Listing NGR: SP6800865706

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