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Old Hall Ruins, Exton

Description: Old Hall Ruins

Grade: II
Date Listed: 14 June 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 187334

OS Grid Reference: SK9215511222
OS Grid Coordinates: 492155, 311222
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6909, -0.6380

Location: Oakham Road, Exton, Rutland LE15 8AN

Locality: Exton
County: Rutland
Country: England
Postcode: LE15 8AN

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Listing Text


5/50 Old Hall Ruins



Ruins of Old Hall, built by Harrington family in late C16 - early C17 and
burnt in 1811 and 1915. Ashlar faced rubble. External walls of Great
Hall survive almost to full height, with 4 16-light flat splayed mullion
& transom with lozenge shaped decoration above windows and fragments
of the cornice above. Within, various fireplaces, and a full height
archway, possibly to former staircase, in rear wall, survive. Shadow of
former hammerbeam roof in the plasterwork, and a corbel.,survive: Left of
the Great Hall is a further full height stump of walling, & left of this
again, much of the west wall, with coped gable, large projecting stack,
various mullion & transom windows with ovolo moulding. The large kitchen
fireplace, and above, 2 4-centred arched fireplaces. 2 cellars also remain,
one, barrel vaulted between kitchen wall & cross-passage, the other behind
the rear wall of the Great Hall. After the first fire, the hall continued
to be used by the carpentersof the Exton estate. Richard Norman Shaw drew
up plans for its reinstatement and photographs exist showing the hall
intact, with projecting 2-storey porch, shaped gables, & a parapet at

Listing NGR: SK9269911215

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Source: English Heritage

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