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Osbaston Hall, Osbaston

Description: Osbaston Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 7 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 188077

OS Grid Reference: SK4237504512
OS Grid Coordinates: 442375, 304512
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6367, -1.3753

Location: Osbaston, Leicestershire CV13 0BW

Locality: Osbaston
Local Authority: Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council
County: Leicestershire
Country: England
Postcode: CV13 0BW

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Listing Text


5/81 Osbaston Hall



Country house. Circa 1720 though with some later alterations, and including a
late C16 or early C17 core. Brick with stone dressings and plain tiled roof
recessed behind a parapet. Two storeyed with attics throughout. Entrance
front of seven bays, 2-3-2. The central three bays are recessed, with central
door in projecting Tuscan porch. Windows are 12 pane sashes with segmental
brick arched heads with stone keys. Stone plinth, string course and cornice
and modillion cornice. Lead rainwater heads are dated 1750. Blind windows on
inner face of projecting outer bays. Garden front of ten bays, 3-4-3,
articulated by giant pilasters. The 18 pane sash windows have flat arched
gauged brick heads. Modillion eaves cornice, string course and plinth, at
slightly different level to those of entrance front, suggesting a different
building date. Lake front which is in three distinct blocks, links with a
range of C19 outbuildings with Gothick detailing. Inside the decorative
detail spans the 18th and 19th centuries with raised and fielded wall
panelling, marble and slate fireplaces, plaster cornices, marquetry doors and
door cases. The principal staircase is of c1720, the swept rail is carried
over fluted newels. Of an earlier house, part of one wall is visible, timber
framed, with close studding and rails forming small panels. The dog-leg back
stair is of c1640. Its moulded rail and string cross and cut through each
other. Turned balusters. Small upper panelled room of similar date, with
small square panels and cornice with geometric and interlacing emblems.

Listing NGR: SK4237504512

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Source: English Heritage

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