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The Old Tudor Rectory, Glenfields

Description: The Old Tudor Rectory

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 7 October 1957
English Heritage Building ID: 188950

OS Grid Reference: SK5373906051
OS Grid Coordinates: 453739, 306051
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6495, -1.2071

Location: Main Street, Glenfields, Leicestershire LE3 8DG

Locality: Glenfields
Local Authority: Blaby District Council
County: Leicestershire
Country: England
Postcode: LE3 8DG

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Listing Text

SK 50 NW
1/29 The Old Tudor Rectory
(formerly listed as Rectory)

Former rectory, now hotel. South wing, nearest churchyard, is late C15-early
C16, with west gable rebuilt in brick mid-late C17, south wall rebuilt in brick
C18-C19, and east gable renovated C20. To north of this early wing is a mid-late
C17 extension, possibly on site of former hall, and added across north end of
this is a large front block of c1730-40 with C19 alterations. Front Block is
of brick with roof concealed by parapet. 3 storeys, 5 bays. Slightly asymmet-
rical with left bays narrower than right. Band courses at floor levels. Flush
3-pane sashes, square to second floor, all with cambered heads, 2 windows blind
and painted. Central early-mid C19 half-glazed door with rectangular fanlight
in contemporary reeded wooden surround with pediment hood on scroll brackets.
Right end of this block has late C19 2-storey canted bay window. C17 part
immediately to rear is of brick with Swithland slate roof. Raised and altered
C19, with bay window on west side. C15-C16 wing has close-studded timber-framing
exposed in east gable end only. The gable timbers original. Whitewashed plaster
infill. West gable rebuilt in brick C17 with moulded brick band course stepped
up over window in staircase extension to north. Swithland slate roof. 2 storeys,
2 bays. C20 leaded casements in west gable end. Interior: C15-C16 wing retains
close-studded timber-framing in north wall, with slightly arched head of blocked
doorway at first floor level. This wing also retains very heavy stop-chamfered
floor joints, tie-beam and collar trusses with close studding, and heavy curved
wind-braces to purlins. Added to north side of wing is a mid-late C17 staircase
with turned wooden balusters and moulded handrail. C17 extension has massive
stop-chamfered beam supporting upper storey, and winder stair in line with fire-
place. C18 front block has very fine staircase from ground to second floor,
with 3 slender turned balusters to each tread, shaped scroll tread ends, and
ramped moulded handrail. Some C19 reeded door surrounds.

Listing NGR: SK5373906051

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Source: English Heritage

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