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Burton Latimer Hall and Wall Attached to South

A Grade I Listed Building in Burton Latimer, Northamptonshire

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Latitude: 52.3683 / 52°22'5"N

Longitude: -0.6818 / 0°40'54"W

OS Eastings: 489848

OS Northings: 275286

OS Grid: SP898752

Mapcode National: GBR DXN.GFS

Mapcode Global: VHFNZ.4QFV

Plus Code: 9C4X9899+87

Entry Name: Burton Latimer Hall and Wall Attached to South

Listing Date: 18 January 1950

Last Amended: 19 June 1992

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1372367

English Heritage Legacy ID: 230980

Location: Burton Latimer, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN15

County: Northamptonshire

Civil Parish: Burton Latimer

Built-Up Area: Burton Latimer

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Burton Latimer St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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(East side)
Burton Latimer Hall and wall
attached to south

(Formerly Listed as KETTERING ROAD, Burton Latimer
Burton Latimer Hall, including outbuildings and dovecote)


Mansion. Probably medieval origin, remodelled and enlarged
early C17, west front mid C18, south wing 1872-3. Coursed
limestone rubble (with a small amount of ironstone), ashlar
west front, Collyweston stone slate roof, moulded stone
ridge, lateral and end stacks. Main block and 2 cross-wings,
with additional wing to south. Plinth, coved cornice, coped
gables on kneelers. North front: main block, 3-window range;
panelled door with panelled reveals in C18 moulded architrave
with pulvinated frieze and pediment, to right of centre.
2-light ovolo-moulded stone mullion and transom windows with
cornices above, those to first floor gabled half- dormers.
Gudgeon-hung casements with leaded panes some probably
original. North gable end of east wing has a door with moulded
stone surround and 3 2- light ovolo-moulded stone mullioned
windows, 2 also with transom. North gable end of west wing has
chimney stack and parapet (probably raised to conform with C18
west front). East side: 3 projecting gables, a lateral stack
and mullioned windows of various dates, including a large
stair window of 4 x 3 lights with a king mullion, beneath the
central gable. South front: of main block has door in C18
moulded stone surround with cornice, to left a 2-light
ovolo-moulded stone mullion and transom window with cornice
and a similar 3- light window and a half-dormer above, and to
right a similar 4-light window (with king mullion) to ground
floor and as a half-dormer above. Small ridge chimney stack at
junction of main block and west wing and a massive 4-flue
stack between main block and east wing, with a sundial on
south face inscribed "sic transit glonia mundi". Another
sundial to west side of east wing, which also has 4-light
windows, similar to those on the main block to ground and
first floors. The south face of the east wing also has a
4-light mullion and transom window to the ground floor but it
is of a different form: the mullions are ovolo-moulded but the
window has a panelled surround. Above is an unusual Venetian
window (cf window at the Hind Hotel, Wellingborough (q.v.))
within a similar square surround, with keystone and cornice,
and with a central light which was originally full-length and
opened onto a balcony. The east face of the west wing has
inter alia, a 2-light stair window with 2 transoms. The west
front is of ashlar (an original plinth) with rusticated quoins
and raised band between floors. Coved cornice blocking course.
2 storeys, 5 bays. Central C18 6-panel part-glazed door, in
moulded stone architrave with rusticated frieze and pediment
(similar to that on the north front) 6/6 sash windows in
raised stone surrounds with roll-mouldings and keystones. C19
wing to south has architectural detail based on that of the
original building. Interior retains traces of hall and
through-passage plan with 3 service doorways, one surviving as
entrance to corridor and hints of the other two as recesses in
the present kitchen. Hall now subdivided making its colossal
moulded stone fireplace and panelled door in eared architrave
seem even larger. Similar doors and doorcases in staircase
hall. Very fine early C17 dog leg staircase in east wing, with
closed string, flattish handrail, square newels with elaborate
ball finials and hood shaped drop finial, and bastard Ionic
balusters. First floor landing has 2 doorcases with eared
architraves and one with "Ionic" pilasters. East wing contains
several good C17 moulded stone chimneypieces and one of the
late C18 in Adam style (first floor south room). West wing has
panelled room to ground floor north with elaborate probably
mid C18 chimney-piece. Similar but plainer chimney-piece (now
parted) in room above. Roof over main block is of 4 bow,
raised cruck construction with collar and purlins but no ridge
piece (crucks and rafters halved and pegged at ridge).
Carpenters marks. The collar of the central truss is straight
but the other two are steeply cambered and have been cut down
and re-used. Both originally had at least 7 notches (with peg
holes) at the lower edge of one side (the one to the east now
has only 6 as it has been cut down at the right, the west on
just retained 7, being cut at both ends) and 2 larger notches
to the upper edge of the same side, whilst the lower edge of
the other side is chamfered. The chamfered side of each
especially is dark, suggesting possible smoke-blackening. 2
longituding members now, helping to carry the ceiling joists
are also re-used and have mortices right through them at
intervals. The walls at either end of the main block
originally appear to have been complete to the ridge, and that
at the east end is still almost intact, through the west one
has been reduced. Wall to south, of various probably C18 and
C19 builds, limestone with some ironstone, incorporating 2
much-weathered square gatepiers with recessed rectangular

Listing NGR: SP8984875286

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