List entry

List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1342976



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
NorthamptonshireDaventryDistrict AuthorityAshby St. Ledgers

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 18-Jan-1968

Date of most recent amendment: 11-Mar-1987

Legacy System Information

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System: LBS

UID: 360902

Asset Groupings

This list entry does not comprise part of an Asset Grouping. Asset Groupings are not part of the official record but are added later for information.

List entry Description

Summary of Building

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.

Reasons for Designation

Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.


Legacy Record - This information may be included in the List Entry Details.


In the entry for ASHBY ST LEDGERS MAIN STREET (East side) 17/8 Timber framed house attached to north side of Manor House The description shall be amended as follows:

In line 15 delete the following sentence:

'Interior not inspected but noted in 1951 as containing the library.'

The following shall be added at the end of the description:

Interior: Several corbelled stone fireplaces of varied designs. 1st floor hall with hammerbeam roof and traceried spandrels, considerably renewed. Ground-floor, principal room (garden side) with framed ceiling, a Renaissance medallion panelled cornice, and large fireplace with terns, and heraldic device to overmantel panel flanked by caryatids.'


ASHBY ST.LEDGERS MAIN STREET SP5768 (East side) 17/8 Timber framed house attached 18/01/68 to north side of Manor House (Formerly listed as Ancillary buildings at Ashby St. Ledgers Manor)


House. C17, from Cow Street, Ipswich, re-erected in 1903 under the supervision of Sir Edwin Lutyens. Timber framed with close studding and some diagonal braces; tile roof, brick stacks. L-plan. Re-erected on sloping ground with the addition of a stone basement to the north side and two right bays. L-plan. 2 2 storeys and attic. 4 bays with oversailing upper floor. Central doorway with moulded wood frame with 4-centred arch, the spandrels carved with foliage. Rectangular panel above carved with a pediment framed by draperies and foliage, Two wood mullioned and transomed windows with moulded wood frames to left, each is of two lights but with 4 small arched lights above the transom. 2 mullioned and transomed bay windows to right, with similar small arched lights in the head. 3-light first floor windows with moulded wood mullions and transoms in the left bay and second bay from right. Other first floor windows are similar, of 2 2 lights. Pilaster and bracket on right angle carved with blind tracery and quatrefoils. Wing projecting to right at rear, C17, similar materials. 2 storeys and basement. 2 bays. Interior not inspected but noted in 1951 as containing the library. The house was exhibited at White City as a fine example of half timber construction. It was purchased by Lord Wimbourne and re-erected at Ashby St. Ledgers under protest from Lutyens. (C. Hussey, Ashby St. Ledgers Manor House, Country Life, July 1951).

Listing NGR: SP5733368308

Selected Sources

Books and journals
'Country Life' in July, (1951)
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 30 Northamptonshire,

National Grid Reference: SP 57333 68308


© Crown Copyright and database right 2015. All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100024900.
© British Crown and SeaZone Solutions Limited 2015. All rights reserved. Licence number 102006.006.

This copy shows the entry on 03-Aug-2015 at 03:38:08.