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IoE Number: 231150
Photographer: Mr Michael Rockett
Date Photographed: 16 July 2002
Date listed: 25 February 1957
Date of last amendment: 19 June 1992
Grade I

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RUSHTONSP88SWDESBOROUGH ROAD1337-0/4/170(South side)25/02/57The Triangular Lodge(Formerly Listed as:

RUSHTON SP88SW DESBOROUGH ROAD 1337-0/4/170 (South side) 25/02/57 The Triangular Lodge (Formerly Listed as: DESBQROUGH ROAD The Triangular Lodge at Rushton Hall) I Lodge. Dated TT1593 abd 1595, Limestone and ironstone ashlar laid in alternate courses, Collyweston stone slate roof, elaborately decorated central stone chimney stacks which carries date 1595. 2 storeys and semi- basement. 3 windows to each floor on each side. Triangular plan. On each side 3 pointed gables with tall finials rise above the continuous entablature and screen the roof. Each side of the building is 33 1/3 feet long and carries a Biblical text of 33 letters. Semi-basement windows are small trefoils with triangular lights, ground floor windows are in the form of a cross with 3 circular windows at the end of each arm (forming diamond), first floor windows are large trefoiled with triangular and hexagonal openings. The gables and the windows of the 2 main storeys are decorated with a great variety of devices. Heavy studded door reached by flight of C20 steps. Interior much plainer: one large hexagonal room on each floor with small triangular spaces at the corners one of which contains a newel stair. First floor main room has fireplace with C19 surround. Built for Thomas Tresham of Rushton Hall (q.v.), the Triangular Lodge is an architectural conceit which makes great play with the number 3, mainly as a symbol of the Holy Trinity but also as a pun on his surname. It is in the care of English Heritage. (Buildings of England: Northamptonshire: pp400-2).

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