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The Brand, Woodhouse

Description: The Brand

Grade: II
Date Listed: 15 March 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 189203

OS Grid Reference: SK5342413573
OS Grid Coordinates: 453424, 313573
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7172, -1.2105

Location: 66 Brand Hill, Woodhouse, Leicestershire LE12 8SS

Locality: Woodhouse
Local Authority: Charnwood Borough Council
County: Leicestershire
Country: England
Postcode: LE12 8SS

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Listing Text

SK 51 SW
The Brand

House of 1875, By Alfred Waterhouse for Arthur Ellis. Minor addition of
1891 by M.G. Wigg. Granite and slate rubble stone with stone plinth,
cornice and dressings. Stone shouldered coped gables with kneelers and
most with finials. Swithland slate twin span roof with ridge tiles and
various ridge, valley and end stacks, with lower part rubble stone and
upper part ashlar. An irregular composition in Gothic style with 2 and
2½ storeys, 4 gables, of stone mullioned sash windows, hereinafter
specified as 2-light etc. Gabled porch centre right with Gothic arch and
a 2-light to each side leads to doubled leaved door. 2-light above with
small quatrefoil opening over. To left a large 3-light mullion and transom
staircase window over a 1 and 2-light. In next left gable a 2-light with
canted oriel bay over and 1-light in gable. Further left a door with
1 and 2-lights, half dormer and then dormer above left. On far left gable
a 3-light both floors and arrowslit in attic. l-light on end and here 2
gate piers lead to small walled yard where doors and further windows. To
right of front porch a 1-light, 2-light and 3-light, with 2-light in
gable. On right end a 1-light both floors and a further ground floor
1-light in projection with side projecting stack. Rear or garden front
has main range of a gable either side a large 2-light half dormer over
large C20 window with Swithland slate canopy. Gable to left has square wooden
mullion and transom bay of 4-light with side lights extending upwards
by Swithland slate roof to canted bay with Swithland slate roof. These
bays added in 1891. Gable to right has stone mullion and transom canted
bay with Swithland slate roof and 3-light over. A small quatrefoil opening
in attic of both gables. On left end a ground floor 1-light in projection
with side projecting stack. On right end a French window with 1-light
half dormer above. To right the other range slightly set back with, from
left to right, a door with 2-light and 2 1-lights over, a large gable with
3-light, 2-light over and arrowslit in attic, then a 2-light with canopy
over, a group of 3 1-lights and group of 2 1-lights with 1-light half
dormer and C20 2-light over. Door and 2 1-lights on right end. Inside
are contemporary pine staircase, fireplaces, four-panelled doors and
simple cornices together with row of internal bells. In a bedroom a pair
of massive X beams on stone corbels.

Listing NGR: SK5342413573

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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