Rushton Triangular Lodge: an Elizabethan Warrener's Lodge and Rabbit Warren

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Triangular Lodge: built by Thomas Tresham 1594-1597; emblems make use of number 3 for the Trinity
Triangular Lodge: south-west front
Triangular Lodge: north front
Triangular Lodge: numbers 5555 above doorway possibly a code representing 'Jesus Maria' or the date since the Creation; 'Tres Testimonium Dant' translates as 'Tresham Bears Witness'
Triangular Lodge: left-hand gable over south-east front showing a seven branched candlestick or ,'seven lamps of fire'; frieze reads 'Aperiatur Terra et Germinet Salvatorem' (Isaiah 45.8)
Triangular Lodge: right-hand gable over south-east front showing 'the lamb of seven eyes'
Triangular Lodge: left hand gable from south-west front with date; emblem of dove over serpent; frieze reads 'Consideravi Opera Tua Domine et Expavi'
Triangular Lodge: right-hand gable over south-west front showing hand of God coming out of the sun giving life to earth; 1580 was the date Tresham converted to Catholicism after meeting Edmund Campion
Triangular Lodge: left hand side of south-east front; ground floor window with one shield showing emblem of boar's head with crown of trefoils & the other showing arms of Tresham
Triangular Lodge: centre of south-east front; ground floor window with shields including falcon of Throckmorton & Tresham boar's head
Triangular Lodge: right hand side of south-west front; ground floor window with shields of Tresham including Stourton (top-right)
Triangular Lodge: left hand side of south-east front; first floor window with shields including Tresham
Triangular Lodge: right hand side of south-east front; first floor window of equilateral triangles within a large trefoil; shields of families related to Tresham
Triangular Lodge: right hand side of south-west front; first floor trefoil window; shields of families related to Tresham
Triangular Lodge: centre of north front; first floor trefoil window containing Tresham arms; shields of related families
Triangular Lodge: gables & chimney over south-west front; 'Soli Laboravi' is a reference from Ecclesiasticus; chalice carved on chimney under 1595 date
Triangular Lodge: interior with arms of Thomas Tresham d.1605 & his wife Muriel Throckmorton
Triangular Lodge: interior of ground-floor window

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Data Source

English Heritage

County Council

Northamptonshire County Council

District Council

Kettering Borough Council

Parish

Rushton

Parliamentary Constituency

Kettering

Grid Reference

SE830830 (483039, 283078)

WGS84 Coordinates

52.439, -0.778284

Nearest Postcode

NN14 1RP

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