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Shenton Hall, Sutton Cheney

Description: Shenton Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 7 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 188114

OS Grid Reference: SK3873000297
OS Grid Coordinates: 438730, 300297
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5991, -1.4296

Location: Pump Lane, Sutton Cheney, Leicestershire CV13 6DL

Locality: Sutton Cheney
Local Authority: Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council
County: Leicestershire
Country: England
Postcode: CV13 6DL

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Listing Text

(South East Side)

4/119 Shenton Hall
7.11.66 (formerly listed as Shenton Hall,
Bosworth Road)


House. Circa 1620 but doubled in size in the mid C19, by the addition of a
rear range. Brick with stone dressings and plain tiled roof. Entrance front
of three storeys and six bays, asymmetrical. The outer bays are segmental
full height bay windows set beneath coped gables, and the central bay is a
full height canted bay window which contains the former doorway, now a
window. Four light mullioned and transomed windows on each floor to its left,
along with a side wall stack. Windows throughout have ovolo mouldings to
their mullions and transoms, but many panes are blind. High parapet runs
between the outer gables. Main entrance now in eastern elevation in full
height bay, part of the Victorian additions, in a Jacobean style with
segmentally arched doorway and strapwork relief decoration above. Victorian
range echoes the style of the original, but on a bigger scale, using large
mullioned and transomed windows, departing from the domestic scale only with a
machicolated tower at the western angle. Inside one deeply moulded beam
carries the inscription "This house was built by me, William Wollaston,
A.D.1629", and there is one panelled room of this date. A heavy baronial
style characterises the Victorian additions, though one fire place has been
imported from elsewhere, a massive carved wood surround and overmantle,
possibly C17 Spanish. Stable courtyard adjoins house to west, mid C19, brick
with plain tiled roofs, coped gables and central cupola on street range,
chamfered door and window openings on the inner elevations. Piers to brick
retaining wall separates stable yard from garden and is attached to the house
to the south.

Listing NGR: SK3873000297

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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