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Description: Hall and Chapel
Date Listed: 18 September 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 187335
OS Grid Reference: SK9214911395
OS Grid Coordinates: 492149, 311395
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6924, -0.6380
SK 9211-931 EXTON EXTON PARK
5/51 Hall & Chapel
Hall, built piecemeal around an earlier core, from 1811, but chiefly of
1850-51 by John Linnell Bond, in a Jacobethan style reminiscent of the
old hall. Chapel added following the conversion of the 8th Earl of
Gainsborough to Roman Catholicism, by Charles Alban Buckler, 1868 -
coursed rubble with quoins and string courses, stone tiled roof throughout.
2 storeys with attics. Assymmetrical south front with octagonal, ogee capped
turrets on outer angles, 2 full-height squared bay windows in shaped
gables, various tall mullion and transom windows and to the right, 3 bays
with tall sash windows, and a 4-centred arched projecting porch with
glazed double entrance doors, with a 12-light mullion and and transomed
window with cambered head over the porch. Continuous eaves parapet
throughout: a detail borrowed from the old hall. Right of the house,
and attached to it, is the chapel in C13 style, with 2 paired and foiled
lights to nave, which terminates in an apse with decorated eaves cornice.
Otherwise, the chapel is very plain to the south, though on the north, a
large projecting porch and an adjoining vestry beneath a gable containing
a rose window, and terminating in a bell turret, are more flamboyant.
West front of house in a different style with triple-light sash windows to
ground floor, venetian windows above. A curved 2-storey flanking wall
links this with a further large advanced to the west, and running N-S, in
Jacobethan style, with gables and a large octagonal turret ornamented with
a lozenge motif taken from the old hall. Ornamental parapet, gable finials
Rear of hall reveals piecemeal nature of its construction. In the centre,
is a 3-gabled range belonging to an earlier building, with coped gable
and flat stone lintels to casement windows, but partially concealed by
brick-built link to 4-gabled range to right, with gothick lattice-work
Listing NGR: SK9269911215
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