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Flores House, Oakham

Description: Flores House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 8 May 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 186475

OS Grid Reference: SK8603508742
OS Grid Coordinates: 486035, 308742
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6696, -0.7291

Locality: Oakham
County: Rutland
Country: England
Postcode: LE15 6AL

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Listing Text

(South Side)
Nos 34 & 34A
(Flore's House)
SK 8608 6/45 8.5.50.
A mediaeval building, probably C13 or C14, much altered and now 2 houses.
East frontage at right angles to street contains a centre portion and a
gabled wing at either end. 2-storeys and attics. The gabled wing at the
north side has been much renovated and continues frontage to High Street. It
has a central gable and modern oriel. The building is of coursed stone with
cement-rendered gable. Tiled and slate roofs. East elevation contains main
entrance door under C14 moulded arch with dripstone and 2 windows with wood
mullions and transom. 3 modern dormers to upper storey. The wings are of
2-storeys, and that on the South side oversails in 3 stages, containing one
casement window on ground floor and one upper window with rectangular leaded
The North wing has 2 casement windows in upper storey, and a fine ground floor
window of 2-lights with bold mouldings and moulded mullion, springing from
heavy projecting cill.
Interior - has a C14 piscina with moulded bowl in the hall but no other
mediaeval feature is apparent, apart from the thickness of the walls.
Bibliography - M E Wood "13th century architecture in England". Supplement to
Volumn CV of "Architectural Journal" 1950. Hi.story - William Flore was
Controller of the Works of the Castle from 1373 to 1380 and Sheriff of Rutland.
His son Roger was 4 times elected Speaker of the House of Commons.

Listing NGR: SK8603508742

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Source: English Heritage

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