Lyveden New Building and garden

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New Bield: unfinished building in form of a Greek cross by Thomas Tresham 1594-1605; general view from the west with moat & cottage in foreground
New Bield: from the south with entrance to the basement; consists of five equal squares each end with five sided bay measuring 5 feet, totalling 25 (Nativity)
New Bield: from the east; frieze above ground floor with seven emblems of the Passion of Christ
New Bield: from the north & original entrance; the row of shields at the basement would probably have contained the arms of associated families if finished
New Bield: original patterned, arched doorway leading to north wing
New Bield: frieze with symbols of the Instruments of the Passion including (a) Judas's money bag (b) lantern, torches & spears used during the arrest of Jesus (c) scourge, pillar & crown of thorns
New Bield: frieze with symbols of the Instruments of the Passion including (a) cross, ladder, spear, hammer & pincers within crown of thorns (b) garment of Jesus within ring of Roman helmets
New Bield: frieze with symbols of the Instruments of the Passion including (a) monogram of IHS, ladder, pillar & scourge within ring of Latin words 'mihi esto' (b) 'XP' greek letters of Christ surrounded by laurel wreath
Old Bield: the original house dating from mid c15, added by Thomas Tresham's son Lewis, completely altered since; orchard in foreground

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Data Source

English Heritage

County Council

Northamptonshire County Council

District Council

East Northamptonshire District Council

Parish

Aldwincle

Parliamentary Constituency

Corby

Grid Reference

SE982982 (498214, 285413)

WGS84 Coordinates

52.4575, -0.554405

Nearest Postcode

PE8 5AT

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