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Staunton Harold Hall, Staunton Harold

Description: Staunton Harold Hall

Grade: I
Date Listed: 1 March 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 187841

OS Grid Reference: SK3794220908
OS Grid Coordinates: 437942, 320908
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7844, -1.4389

Location: Staunton Harold, Leicestershire LE65 1RT

Locality: Staunton Harold
Local Authority: North West Leicestershire District Council
County: Leicestershire
Country: England
Postcode: LE65 1RT

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Listing Text


1/69 Staunton Harold Hall

Hall, largely rebuilt, 1763 for 5th Earl Ferrers, but incorporating within a
Jacobean house altered c1700 for the 1st Earl. The exterior, round a
quadrangle, is of 1763, all of brick with stone dressings. Principal (east)
front, 2 storeys, 11 bays, with 3 bay ashlar pedimented centrepiece with
Tuscan and above them lonic, engaged columns seperated by a triglyph frieze.
Centre door set within bracketted case and with fanlight. Ground floor windows
have straight entchlatures those to 1st floor alternate triangular and segmental
pedimented heads, all have stone architraves. Stone sill course, plinth, quoins
and cornice, above which is-balustrade, on which are several stone urns.
Statues surmount the central pediment. South front has 3 storeys, with projecting
wings forming the lion court.

The wings each have a palladian window to ground floor and a niche with a statue
above. Between the wings, 7 bays with central doorway and a parapet capped by
leaded lion on expressed centre, and adorned with urns. North front is of 5 bays and
2 storeys, with balustraded parapet. Window pediments similar to those on east
front, central doorway with Tuscau doorcase with segmental niched head. 1st floor
central window has architrave with plain consoles for emphasis. The interior reveals
the earlier building. One room of the Jacobean house, the Justice Room, survives,
now restored to its original use as a chapel, it has panelling with inset paintings
of saints, and carved angels in the cornice. More remains of the house of c1700,
notably the staircase, a cantilevered stone well stair with rich wrought iron
balustrade and ceiling painted in the venetian style in panels. The saloon on the
1st floor also has venetian style painting to ceiling in ornate plaster panels,
and a plaster cornice & moveable fireplace with inlay of blue john. Adjoining
this, 2 state rooms also of this date, one of which contains an ornate fireplace
with circular painting of birds etc. in the overmantle. The 5th Earl? 5 work is
best seen in the library, a long room on the ground floor of the north range with
pedimented bookcases & a plaster cornice. Ground floor drawing room has ornate
plaster panelled ceiling. Throughout the house are many fine chimney pieces, doors,
doorcases, etc.

See Country Life 33 1915 pp490 and 526.

Listing NGR: SK3794220908

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Source: English Heritage

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