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Stables and Kennels to Bradgate House, Groby

Description: Stables and Kennels to Bradgate House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 29 November 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 188526

OS Grid Reference: SK5070209288
OS Grid Coordinates: 450702, 309288
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6789, -1.2515

Location: Groby, Leicestershire LE6 0FA

Locality: Groby
Local Authority: Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council
County: Leicestershire
Country: England
Postcode: LE6 0FA

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Listing Text

SK 50 NW
(North east side)
4/18 Stables and Kennels to
29.11.88 Bradgate House


Former stables and kennels now a ruin. 1856 by M.J.Dain of 'Dain and
Parsons' for George-Harry Grey, 7th Earl of Stamford, Master of the Quorn
Hunt 1856 - 63. In the Jacobean style. Red brick with white brick
decorative banding, ashlar dressings, plain tile roofs, clustered brick
gable and ridge stacks. Quadrangular plan. The main south front is of 5
bays with a central projecting, square entrance tower, 2 storeys plus
attics. Round headed archway, with moulded ashlar imposts and arch with
keystone decorated by a fox's head. Either side are single Roman Doric
columns supporting an entablature, above is a large panel containing the
arms of the Earl of Stamford, flanked by tapering columns supporting an
entablature and above a Dutch gable containing a circular window, The
square dome was originally capped by a square cupola. The entrance tower
is clasped by lower flanking semicircular towers with small round headed
openings to the 2 stages and half domed roofs. To either side are two
storey single bay projecting pavilions with brick bands and coped Dutch
gables, To each floor is a single 3 light stone mullioned opening decorated
with strapwork. In the gables a circular opening in a lozenge surround.
Either side are blank recessed wings terminated by single storey pavilions,
each with a single 3 light mullioned opening with strapwork surrounds and
above a circular window in a Dutch gable. The inner courtyard facades. The
southern facade has a central 5 bay 2 storey block including the gate
tower, with a central round headed arch and above a 4 light traceried
window and above again a circular window in a Dutch gable. Either side are
single 2 light mullioned windows flanked by 3 light mullioned windows, with
above two 2 light mullioned windows and above again a small and a large
Dutch gable both with circular windows. Beyond are single storey stable
wings with irregular segmental headed doorways and round headed windows.
The east and west fronts are identical, with central 2 storey blocks, each
with a central segmental headed archway and above 3 round headed windows
with above again a Dutch gable containing a circular window. Either side
are single round headed windows, single large segmental headed doorways,
then further round headed windows, above are single segmental headed loft
doors with small Dutch gables over. Either side single storey wings have 2
segmental headed doors, the outer ones larger. The north front has a
central 7 bay section with 5 segmental headed carriage arches flanked by a
single circular window. Above a central circular window is flanked by
single loft doors, circular windows and small windows with strapwork
surrounds. This section is surmounted by a row of 5 small Dutch gables each
with a circular window flanked by square towers with parapets topped by
ashlar strapwork gables. Either side are single storey wings with irregular
segmental headed doors and round headed windows. These stables and kennels
were built to accompany Bradgate House built as a hunting lodge for the
Earl of Stamford when he was Master of the Quorn Hunt. Bradgate House has
since been demolished.

Listing NGR: SK5070209288

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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