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The Dower House, Barkby

Description: The Dower House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 9 October 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 189492

OS Grid Reference: SK6399309658
OS Grid Coordinates: 463993, 309658
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6809, -1.0549

Location: Vicarage Lane, Barkby, Leicestershire LE7 3QN

Locality: Barkby
Local Authority: Charnwood Borough Council
County: Leicestershire
Country: England
Postcode: LE7 3QN

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Listing Text


No 2A
6/27 The Dower House


House, originally one with the neighbouring Old Vicarage. This part probably
late C17 but with facade of c1760. Brick with stone quoins and a low pitched
hipped roof to front gables, Swithland slate to main range behind. 3 storeys,
two bays. To the left, a bay beneath a shaped Dutch gable with stags head motif,
and containing 2 storey canted bay window with stone mullions, and glazing
bars with margin-lights. Above it a triple light sash window with margin-lights.
Stone sill and eaves bands. The right hand bay has a hipped Swithland slate
roof, ground floor doorway with arched head, and above, a wood mullioned and
transomed window with stone architrave to each floor.

Inside, various spine beams and a chamfered cross beam indicate the earlier
part of the building. Good plaster cornice to principal room of 1760 work.

Listing NGR: SK6399309658

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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