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The Manor House with Garden Wall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Heather, Leicestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.6933 / 52°41'36"N

Longitude: -1.4245 / 1°25'28"W

OS Eastings: 438993

OS Northings: 310784

OS Grid: SK389107

Mapcode National: GBR 6HV.0PL

Mapcode Global: WHDJ0.2KYK

Entry Name: The Manor House with Garden Wall

Listing Date: 24 November 1965

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1177219

English Heritage Legacy ID: 187786

Location: Heather, North West Leicestershire, Leicestershire, LE67

County: Leicestershire

District: North West Leicestershire

Civil Parish: Heather

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: Heather St John Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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Listing Text

SK 31 SE HEATHER MAIN STREET
5/18
24.11.65 No 18
(The Manor House)
with Garden Wall

II*

House, early C18. Flemish bond brickwork on ashlar plinth, hipped slate
roof. 3 storey, double pile plan. Symmetrical facade, central doorway
up semi-circular steps with 6 panel door with overlight. Stone lintel and
moulded architrave. 2 sash windows to each side, of 12-lights, with ganged
brick heads and stone keystones, on which stone string courses rest.
Upper storey of less height with 3 windows only. Plain eaves cornice.
Side elevations have dentilled brick eaves cornice and segmental arched
windows. Interior: early C18, oak well staircase with turned balusters
and wainscot. Front left hand room has early C18 painted panelling, and
left hand rear room has Jacobean panelling, perhaps from earlier house on
this site. The house is built on the site of a commandery of the Knights
Hospitalers of St. John of Jerusalem (the manor of Heather given to them c1170),
, and the stone walls of the cellar are reputed to have belonged
to this commandery.

The house is set in a walled garden adjoining the church.


Listing NGR: SK3899310784

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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