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Description: Desford Hall
Date Listed: 28 February 1991
English Heritage Building ID: 188520
OS Grid Reference: SK5027502383
OS Grid Coordinates: 450275, 302383
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6169, -1.2589
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DESFORD LEICESTER LANE (off)
SK 50 SW
7/49 Desford Hall
Small country house, now offices. c.1875, converted c.1980. White brick with
ashlar dressings, slate roofs and 2 moulded external stacks. Chamfered plinth,
first and second floor bands and first floor cill band plus dentilated eaves.
3-storey. South front, recessed centre with slightly projecting wings. Central
round headed doorway with 4-panel door and plain fanlight, flanked by single
round headed plain sashes, all under a Corinthian columned porch with curved
frieze and balustrade parapet over. Above 2 plain sashes in moulded ashlar
surrounds with bracketed hoods to each floor. Either side single 2-storey
canted bay windows with plain sashes and above tripartite plain sashes with
carved segmental pediments, above blind circular window with keystones in curved
Dutch gables. Centre topped by a square tower with corner pilasters and a
single sash to each face, with moulded ashlar surround and bracketed hood.
Topped by a square leaded dome with weather vane finial. East and west fronts
are similar with external stack, flanked by a plain sash to each floor, and to
north slightly projecting Dutch gabled wings with bay windows to east. To rear
plain 2-storey service wing. Interior entrance hall has Minton tile floor, 4
doorways with heavily moulded plaster surround with bracketed hoods, a segmental
arch with keystone, and a small Imperial staircase, single flight with 2 flight
returns, with turned balusters and square panelled newel posts.
Listing NGR: SK5027502383
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Source: English Heritage
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