If you log in, you can comment on buildings, submit new photos or update photos that you've already submitted.
Description: Swithland Hall
Date Listed: 25 July 1979
English Heritage Building ID: 189148
OS Grid Reference: SK5515113040
OS Grid Coordinates: 455151, 313040
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7122, -1.1851
Explore more of the area around Swithland, Leicestershire at Explore Britain.
SWITHLAND MAIN STREET (South Side)
SK 51 SE
Mansion partially completed by 1834 and finished by 1852. Designed by
James Pennethorne for G.J. Danvers-Butler, later Earl of Lanesborough.
Granite and slate rubble stone and brick wholly stuccoed and painted, with
Swithland slate roofs behind a parapet. Symmetrical stuccoed chimney stacks
with flues grouped in 2, 3 and 4's. A central block and 2 wings in a
restrained neo-classical style with banded rustication to ground floor,
1st floor sill band and dentilled cornice. 2 storeys, with in part a sunken
basement, of mostly 6/6 or tripartite sashes. Entrance front has 1 storey
porch with 4 paired Greek Doric fluted columns up 4 stone steps. Within a
2 leaved door with side lights and long overlight in 4 panels with astragals.
To either side a pedimented section with scroll-headed tripartite below and
Grecian oriel above with sash beyond. Wings either side then project forwards:
3 sashes both floors to sides and ends with one blank either side. On ends
2 low curving walls masking basements. On outer sides various sashes and
entrances to basements. Central block of garden front projects forward,
1-3-1, with central canted bay carried upwards to 2nd storey, with a large
carved tablet of the Danvers-Butler arms in the centre. Sashes either side
and below with ground floor central sash having partly glazed doors approached
by 2 stone steps. Urn on top of this section's roof. Further canted bays
on the ends of the block: 1 to right end and 2 to left. Further sashes on
rear of wings. Projecting from that to right a 1 storey flat-roofed ballroom
with central canted bay. Inside an entrance vestibule with semi-circular
ends leads to staircase hall with oak staircase of c1834. Turned and fluted
oak balustrade. Good decoration of room to left of vestibule probably of
same date. Elsewhere simple fireplaces, cornices and all original doors.
1852 on wing rainwater heads.
Listing NGR: SK5515113040
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
Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.