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The Manor House with Garden Wall, Heather

Description: The Manor House with Garden Wall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 24 November 1965
English Heritage Building ID: 187786

OS Grid Reference: SK3899310784
OS Grid Coordinates: 438993, 310784
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6933, -1.4245

Location: Main Street, Heather, Leicestershire LE67 2QP

Locality: Heather
Local Authority: North West Leicestershire District Council
County: Leicestershire
Country: England
Postcode: LE67 2QP

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Listing Text

24.11.65 No 18
(The Manor House)
with Garden Wall


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 a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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