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Description: Chapel and Ruins of Mansion
Date Listed: 1 June 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 189075
OS Grid Reference: SK5342610174
OS Grid Coordinates: 453426, 310174
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6866, -1.2111
There is also a scheduled monument, Bradgate: House, Chapel, Garden and Watermill, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.
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NEWTOWN LINFORD BRADGATE PARK
SK 51 SW
3/24 Chapel and ruins
Chapel and ruins of mansion begun c1490. Diapered red brick with stone
dressings. Chapel has brick plinth with stone moulding, moulded stone
band, brick dentilled eaves and renewed Swithland slate roof, gable
facing. In gable end a large 6 x 4 leaded light mullion and transom window
with hood mould. 2 blocked windows left side. Inside 2 arched cross
beams, bricked floor, 1719 slate floor slab, and fine alabaster tomb,
possibly restored, of Henry Baron Grey of Groby, d. 1614, and his wife
Ann. Recumbent effigies. Tomb-chest in recess, flanked by columns and
carrying an entablature with achievement and supporters. Strapwork
decoration. Surrounding chapel the mansion ruins with 4 towers, 1 square,
3 polygonal, and 3 remaining to 2 storey height. 1 wall of Great Hall
remains with stone moulded frames of large windows. Mansion begun and
mostly built by Thomas Grey, 1st Marquis of Dorset, great grandfather of
Lady Jane Grey, whose childhood home this was. In 1547 Sir William
Cavendish and Bess of Hardwick married in chapel. The park setting
is a very impressive example of the ancient form of deer park with hills,
gnarled and knotted trees and a stream running through its valley
centre. Scheduled ancient monument. Plan in Forsyth, M., The History
of Bradgate, Bradgate Park Trust, Leicester, 1974.
Listing NGR: SK5342610174
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Source: English Heritage
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