Knossington Grange, Knossington and Cold Overton
Description: Knossington Grange
Date Listed: 14 July 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 189872
OS Grid Reference: SK7996808695
OS Grid Coordinates: 479968, 308695
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6701, -0.8188
Location: Somerby Road, Knossington, Leicestershire LE15 8LY
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SK 70 NE KNOSSINGTON SOMERBY ROAD
12/115 Knossington Grange
Country house, now a school. 1864 and 1895. Coursed and squared
ironstone with limestone ashlar dressings and slate roofs.
Chamfered plinth, string course, coved eaves cornice, rusticated
quoins, shouldered coped gables. 3 lateral, 4 gable and 5 ridge
stone stacks, with grouped corniced stalks and Tudor style
patterned pots. 2 storey plus attics, 9 bays. South side has to
right, principal south west garden front with recessed centre
with crenellated parapet, flanked by single gabled slightly
projecting wings. Centre has, to left, a 2 light cross mullioned
casement and to its right, a similar casement altered to form a
French window. Beyond, to left, a square bay window with a
crenellated parapet and a 4 light cross mullioned casement plus a
single transomed light in each side. Beyond, to right, a 2
storey canted bay window with crenellated parapet and a 3 light
mullioned and transomed casement flanked by single mullioned
casements. Above, the centre has 2 plain sashes with deep
chamfered surrounds. Beyond, to left, a 3 light cross mullioned
casement, and beyond to right, bay window with a 3 light
mullioned opening flanked by single lights, all with plain
sashes. Above again, to left, a mullioned opening with 2 sashes,
and to right, a plain sash in a chamfered opening. Beyond, to
left, a recess containing a moulded doorway with segmental head
and overlight, and above it a square blank panel. Beyond again,
a gabled wing with a 2 storey canted bay window with a
crenellated parapet and a 6 light cross mullioned casement.
North east entrance front has to left a roofless square porte-
cochere with on each side a 4 centred arched opening with hood
mould. Behind this, a 3 storey square crenellated tower porch
with a moulded 4 centred arched doorway with a 2 leaf part glazed
door with wrought iron grilles. Above the door, a canted
crenellated oriel window with a 2 light cross casement. Above
again, a mullioned opening with a double plain sash and hood
mould. Beyond, to right, an irregular gabled facade in a similar
style. Interior has a cantilevered stone dogleg staircase with
landing and scrolled cast iron balustrade. Principal rooms have
moulded cornices and classical wooden and marble fireplaces.
Listing NGR: SK7996808695
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Source: English Heritage
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