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Leesthorpe Hall and Adjoining Stable Cottage, Somerby

Description: Leesthorpe Hall and Adjoining Stable Cottage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 7 January 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 189880

OS Grid Reference: SK7913113560
OS Grid Coordinates: 479131, 313560
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7139, -0.8300

Location: Pickwell Road, Somerby, Leicestershire LE14 2XE

Locality: Somerby
Local Authority: Melton Borough Council
County: Leicestershire
Country: England
Postcode: LE14 2XE

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Listing Text


(east side)
10/123 Leesthorpe Hall and
adjoining stable


Small country house and adjoining stable cottage. Late C17 with
late C18 alterations and additions, and further additions 1846.
Limestone ashlar and brick, with limestone dressings and hipped
slate and patterned tile roofs. Chamfered plinths, 2 grouped
coped stone ridge stacks, 2 rendered ridge stacks. South front,
5 bays, has rusticated quoins, first floor band, coved eaves and
hipped roof with coped flat top. Central C19 flat roofed porch
with keystoned round headed doorway and single pilasters topped
with an entablature plus a panelled 2 leaf door with plain
fanlight. In each side, a round headed transomed casement.
Beyond, on each side, 2 wooden cross-mullioned casements and
above, 5 similar casements. Above again, 3 dormers with volutes,
segmental heads and 2 light casements. Beyond on each side, a
one and a half storey wing, 1846, each with a canted parapeted
bay window with a pair of cross casements. Above, each wing has
2 dormers with volutes and segmental heads, each with a 2 light
casement. Beyond again, to right, a set back single bay
addition with, above, a similar dormer. Rear elevation has 5
wooden cross casements on each floor and above again, 3 segmental
headed dormers. To right, a 2 storey C19 wing with an Ionic
doorcase with segmental pediment and door with fanlight, flanked
by single cross casements. Above, 2 segmental headed dormers.
To the left, a C19 addition with a triple glazing bar sash and a
C20 casement. Beyond, on each side, a 2 storey angled 3 bay
pavilion, that to right being the stable cottage, each with a
projecting centre. Pavilion to left has 3 two light casements
with segmental heads and above, central round window flanked to
left by 2 and to right by a single semi-circular window with
radial glazing bars. Stable cottage has a central semi-circular
window flanked to left by a glazing bar sash and to the right by
a C19 casement. Above, a round window flanked by single semi-
circular casements. At the rear, a 2 storey, 3 bay C19 wing with
3 hipped cross eaves dormers. Interior, refitted mid C19 and mid
C20, has dogleg staircase with landings, square newels and
twisted balusters. Renaissance Revival style stone fireplace
with strapwork and overmantel with double columns. Tudor arched
stone fireplace, Doric wooden fireplace. Principal rooms have
C20 painted wall panelling and panelled ceilings.

Listing NGR: SK7913113560

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Source: English Heritage

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