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Potters Marston Hall and Adjoining Bakehouse and Boundary Wall, Potters Marston

Description: Potters Marston Hall and Adjoining Bakehouse and Boundary Wall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 13 October 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 189017

OS Grid Reference: SP4976996299
OS Grid Coordinates: 449769, 296299
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5623, -1.2672

Location: Potters Marston, Leicestershire LE9 3JR

Locality: Potters Marston
Local Authority: Blaby District Council
County: Leicestershire
Country: England
Postcode: LE9 3JR

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Listing Text

SP 49 NE (east side)

1/27 Potters Marston Hall
and adjoining bake-
house and boundary
13.10.52 wall


Small country house. Late C15, enlarged and remodelled c.1700,
with C19 refenestration and additions. Random granite rubble,
dressed stone and brick, with stone dressings and slate roofs.
The house has a chamfered plinth, first floor band and moulded
brick eaves. South west gable has a large external stone stack
with brick stalk, and there are 4 brick ridge stacks. 2 storeys,
7 bays. U-plan. Main north front has a recessed 3 bay centre
with a notable doorcase with fluted pilasters, moulded segmental
pediment on consoles, and Rococo decorated frieze. Door with 8
fielded panels, flanked by single casements. Above, 3 similar
casements. Beyond, on either side, a gabled wing with 2
casements on each floor. All these casements are C19 double
transomed cross casements with segmental rubbed brick C18 heads.
Beyond, to the left, early C18 2 storey bakehouse with moulded
brick eaves band, coped gable and an external gable stack. North
front has an off-centre plank door flanked to left by a 3 light
sliding sash with a segmental head, and to right by a semi-
circular oven. To left again, a lower hipped and gabled C19
outbuilding with a pair of C20 sliding doors. To the right,
linking the bakehouse to the Hall, a single storey C19
outbuilding with a C20 glazed porch enclosure, covering a C18
plank door. Hall east end has a central 2 storey C18 hipped
projection. To its right, in the return angle, a 6 panel C19
door with overlight covered by the C20 porch. To the right, a
C19 cross casement and above, a similar casement, both with
segmental heads. Hall west side has an off-centre C20 French
window with overlight, flanked by single C19 cross casements in
altered C15 stone openings. Above, an off-centre casement
flanked by single C19 cross casements, all in altered C15 stone
openings. Rear elevation has to left, a 3 bay rubble section
with single blocked mullioned window openings flanking the
external stack. Beyond, to right, a C20 French window with
segmental head. Above, 2 C19 cross casements, that to the left
in a C15 opening. Above again, to left, a smaller blocked C15
opening. Beyond, to the right, a slightly projecting C18 brick
section, 4 bays, with 3 C19 casements flanked on either side by
blocked doors, that to left containing a C20 casement. The
casements have rubbed brick segmental heads. Above, 4 two light
casements with segmental rubbed brick heads. To right again, C19
outbuilding with 3 light C20 casement and beyond, bakehouse with
a close boarded door to the right and adjoining privy with large
stone lintel. Outside, to north, a granite rubble and dressed
stone boundary wall, the section opposite the Hall with ramped
segmental stone coping and a pair of rusticated gatepiers with
ball finials and C19 iron gates. To the left, a smaller gateway
with brick piers. The interior is said to contain a C18
cantilevered staircase.

Listing NGR: SP4976996299

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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