Cosgrove Hall

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For the animation studio, see Cosgrove Hall Films.
The ice house at Cosgrove Hall in December 2010.

Cosgrove Hall is an early-18th-century Grade II listed country house in Cosgrove, Northamptonshire.[1][2] It was built on the site of an earlier house by the Furtho family. It is not open to the public.[3] It may have been built by John Lumley of Northampton.[4] In the nineteenth century, the building belonged to John Christopher Manse.[5][6] In May 1945, Queen Geraldine of Albania, the Queen consort to King Zog I of Albania, opened a fête at the hall.[7] The building was badly damaged by fire in October 2016.[8]

As well as the hall the other Grade II buildings on the estate are the dovecote, the stable block and the ice house.[9][10][11] In front of the house, there is an excavated Roman bath house, viewable from the Grand Union Canal.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Historic England, "Cosgrave Hall and Attached Office Wing (1371636)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 7 October 2016 
  2. ^ "Victoria County History - Northamptonshire A History of the County of Northampton: Volume 5, the Hundred of Cleley Cosgrove". Victoria County History - Northamptonshire, Vol. 5. British History Online. Retrieved 29 October 2015. 
  3. ^ Rights of Way, Northamptonshire, Northants County Council 2003, accessed 24 December 2010
  4. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus; Cherry, Bridget (revision) (1961). The Buildings of England – Northamptonshire. London and New Haven: Yale University Press. pp. 159–160. ISBN 978-0-300-09632-3. 
  5. ^ Colburn, H. (1847). Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry. 2. p. 828. Retrieved 8 October 2016. 
  6. ^ Burke, Sir Bernard (1871). A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain & Ireland. Retrieved 8 October 2016. 
  7. ^ Pearson, Owen (July 2006). Albania in the Twentieth Century, A History. 2. I.B.Tauris. Retrieved 8 October 2016. 
  8. ^ Cosgrove Hall fire: 18th Century country mansion gutted, BBC, 7 October 2016, retrieved 8 October 2016 
  9. ^ Historic England, "Dovecote at Cosgrove Hall (1371655)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 7 October 2016 
  10. ^ Historic England, "Stable Block at Cosgrave Hall (1040806)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 7 October 2016 
  11. ^ Historic England, "Ice House at SP 7926 4208 In Park of Cosgrove Hall (1040846)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 7 October 2016 
  12. ^ Fisher, Stuart (May 2009). The Canals of Britain: A Comprehensive Guide. A & C Black. p. 50. Retrieved 8 October 2016. 

Coordinates: 52°04′25″N 0°50′50″W / 52.0735°N 0.8471°W / 52.0735; -0.8471