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Walls, Gatepiers, Gates and Screens South and East of Drayton House; and Banqueting House, Balustrade, Statue and Cistern

A Grade II* Listed Building in Lowick, Northamptonshire

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Latitude: 52.4092 / 52°24'33"N

Longitude: -0.5834 / 0°35'0"W

OS Eastings: 496460

OS Northings: 279966

OS Grid: SP964799

Mapcode National: GBR DX6.WX0

Mapcode Global: VHFNT.TPYZ

Entry Name: Walls, Gatepiers, Gates and Screens South and East of Drayton House; and Banqueting House, Balustrade, Statue and Cistern

Listing Date: 23 May 1967

Last Amended: 31 July 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1371922

English Heritage Legacy ID: 232513

Location: Lowick, East Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire, NN14

County: Northamptonshire

District: East Northamptonshire

Civil Parish: Lowick

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Lowick St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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Listing Text


6/79, 12/79 Walls, gatepiers, gates and
23/05/67 screens S and E of Drayton
House; and Banqueting House,
balustrade, statue and cistern
(Formerly listed as Drayton


Walls, gatepiers, gates, screens, banqueting house and attached balustrade,
statue and cistern. Late C17 and early C18 for the second Earl of Peterborough,
the Duchess of Norfolk and Sir John Germain. Squared coursed limestone wall and
limestone ashlar gatepiers with wrought iron gates and screens. Squared coursed
limestone banqueting house with ashlar facades and lead roof. Walls enclose
south-east garden of Drayton house. Central ashlar gatearch in west wall has
rusticated surrounds and quoins and triangular pediment. Flanking niches. Fine
wrought iron gates, probably by Jean Tijou, have monogram of the Duchess of
Norfolk and Sir John Germain, with coronet in the overthrow. Wrought iron screen
to south-west corner of south wall has pair of rusticated ashlar piers
surmounted by lead urns, probably by Van Nost. Similar screen with gates and
gatepiers in south-east corner of east wall has date 1699 and flatwork
decoration, probably by a local blacksmith. Banqueting House is linked to
north-east of east wall by wrought iron gates and screen. L-shape plan,
single-storey, 2-window range. Tall sash windows and glazing bars and moulded
stone architraves. Rusticated quoins, moulded cornice and plain ashlar parapet;
roof not visible. Elevation to left has central doorway with moulded stone
architrave and arms of second Earl of Peterborough above. Short section of wall
and ancillary building attached to rear. Lead cistern dated 1718 and lead statue
of dog attached to front elevation. 5 bays of ashlar balustrade attached to
north of banqueting house. 3 closed lead urns, probably by Van Nost, are mounted
on balustrade. Walls enclose 3 sides of south-east garden and one side of south
forecourt of Drayton House (q.v.). Banqueting House forms pair with walls,
gatepier and attached Banqueting House and balustrade approximately 80 metres
east of east front of Drayton House (q.v.).
(Gardens included in HBMCE Register of Parks and Gardens at grade I.
Cornforth, J., Country Life, 20th May, 1965, p.1216; Buildings of England:
Northamptonshire, p.189; Jackson-Stops G, Drayton House, 1978).

Listing NGR: SP9646079966

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