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Description: The Old House
Date Listed: 13 October 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 188987
OS Grid Reference: SP5414897034
OS Grid Coordinates: 454148, 297034
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5684, -1.2025
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NARBOROUGH STATION ROAD
SP 59 NW
No 16 (The Old House)
13.10.52 (formerly listed as
Littlethorpe House Farm-
House. Of 2 C16 builds with c.1930s fenestration. Timber-frame with close
studding to front and right side of upper storey. Main left wing has curved
braces, right wing has curved tension braces. Whitewashed brick and plaster
infill, thatched roof, whitewashed brick chimneys to centre and to front right
corner of cross wing. L-plan, with projecting gabled cross wing to right.
2 storeys. Left wing is of 3 bays with C20 barred wooden casements, mostly of
3 lights but with 2-light to first floor centre and single metal casement to
ground floor left. C20 door to right with flat wooden hood on shaped brackets.
2-bay cross wing has 3-light casements to front, the lower wooden, the upper
leaded. Upper storey is jettied to front on beam ends, with moulded brackets
to either side and renewed corner posts carried down to ground. C19 whitewashed
brick extensions to rear of cross wing. Interior: cross wing has queen strut
trusses whereas left wing has raking queen post trusses with principal rafters
set in from ends of tie-beams; heavy floor joists, those in left wing re-used
and part smoke-blackened; left bay part rebuilt with C20 floor. House said to
have been built 1560s for John Bent (Roy Millward, A History of Leicestershire
and Rutland, 1985, p.72), but left wing may incorporate timbers of an older hall.
Listing NGR: SP5414897034
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Source: English Heritage
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