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Description: Narborough Hall
Date Listed: 13 October 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 188977
OS Grid Reference: SP5376597398
OS Grid Coordinates: 453765, 297398
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5718, -1.2081
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NARBOROUGH COVENTRY ROAD
SP 59 NW
House. Mid-late C17 front wing, possibly a remodelling of an earlier building,
with earlier wing to centre rear, later wing to rear of left bay, and extended
staircase bay between rear wings. All refurbished c.1900, and undergoing repair
work 1985. Granite rubble with limestone quoins and window dressings; hipped
roof of Swithland slate, central chimney of narrow bricks with diagonal shafts
flanking square shaft; similar chimney with 2 diagonal shafts to rear of left
bay. 2 storeys and attic, 4-bay front with central porch projection. slightly
projecting plinth moulded stone string at first floor level, coved plaster eaves
with moulded lower border. Stone mullion windows. 3 bays to ground floor left
have 4-light transomed windows, renewed c.1900 with stained glass in upper lights.
Windows in bays one and 3 retain original moulded lintels. Traces of blocked
archway removed from right bay c.1985. First floor has C17 3-light windows with
moulded mullions and old leaded glazing with diamond panes. Left window renewed.
Upper window in right bay is of 2-lights. Central 2 storeys porch projection,
the upper storey slightly jettied on wooden beams and dragon beams with fluted
ornament to ends. Wooden bressummer has scalloped ornament. Ground floor of
projection has ovolo-moulded segmental stone arch with C20 board and stud door,
and small oval side windows in stone surrounds with cyma recta cornices. Upper
storey has single lights to each side. Attic storey of projection has been
removed during restoration work 1985. Small hipped dormers at each end of main
roof. 3 gabled projections to rear of left bays; c.1900 brick lobby extension
in rear angle. Interior: porch gives access only to left bays, which have stone
fireplaces with 4-centred arches to ground floor; right bays may have had non-
domestic function. Traces of blocked semicircular archways between front wing
and central rear wing may suggest earlier alignment but may be part of c.1900
remodelling. Central rear wing has stop-chamfered spine beams and queen strut
trusses. Front wing has roof with raking queen post trusses and heavy re-used
timbers. C18 moulded brick fireplace built onto right side of central stack
at first floor level. All much remodelled c.1900 when first floor level was
raised. Other features of c.1900 include panelling in first floor room of left
bay, large wooden fireplace surround in Jacobethan style in rear wing, and wall-
paper embossed with strapwork design round dado of hall.
Listing NGR: SP5376597398
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Source: English Heritage
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