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The Grange, Great Bowden

Description: The Grange

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 September 1977
English Heritage Building ID: 189733

OS Grid Reference: SP7484789025
OS Grid Coordinates: 474847, 289025
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4940, -0.8990

Location: Nether Green, Market Harborough, Leicestershire LE16 7ET

Locality: Great Bowden
Local Authority: Harborough District Council
County: Leicestershire
Country: England
Postcode: LE16 7ET

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Listing Text

In the entry for:

(East Side)
7/167 Great Bowden
The Grange

NETHER GREEN (East Side) shall be amended to read


(East Side)
Great Bowden
The Grange
SP 78 NW 7/167

Early C19 facade but with earlier core including some early C17 features. Local
legend attributes the early ownership of the house to Captain Anthony Jenkinson,
(reputedly a friend of Shakespeare's) who travelled extensively in Central Asia
and was the first Englishman there. He died in 1611. (Ref. Dict. of Nat. Biography).
2 storeys. 5 windows, sashes with glazing bars and keystones, 2 of ground floor
windows are of 3 lights. Slate roof with centre and end chimneys. Round arched
door with stone archivolt and keystone, fanlight. Brick gable end of 2 storeys,
2 windows (1 an insertion). Rear lower red brick facade of 2 storeys. 4 windows
and square hipped roof outshut in corner. Eastern section thought to be oldest
part. Beams with wide chamfers.

Listing NGR: SP7484789025

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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