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Beechcroft, Asfordby

Description: Beechcroft

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 14 July 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 189973

OS Grid Reference: SK7084618916
OS Grid Coordinates: 470846, 318916
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7632, -0.9515

Location: Riverside Walk, Asfordby, Leicestershire LE14 3RU

Locality: Asfordby
Local Authority: Melton Borough Council
County: Leicestershire
Country: England
Postcode: LE14 3RU

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Listing Text

In the entry for


2/3 Beechcroft (formerly
14.7.53 listed as Rectory)


The address shall be amended to read

(south side)
2/3 Beechcroft (No 15)
14.7.53 (formerly listed as


SK 71 NW
2/3 Beechcroft (formerly
14.7.53 listed as Rectory)


Former rectory. Late C18 altered c.1840.
Red brick in Flemish bond, very finely jointed, hipped slate roof and
brick internal stacks. Double-depth plan. 3 storeys and basement; 3-window
range. Rusticated stone basement, painted, with keyblocked head to basement
windows left and right of centre. 6-panel double-leaf doors with fanlight
flanked by plain pillars with fluted capitals bearing triglyph frieze and
deep cornice. The doorcase is of painted stone and approached by 7 moulded
stone steps. Tripartite sash windows with gauged brick heads and brick
divisions to ground, 1st and second floors left and right. Central bay
breaks forward and has 12-pane sash to 1st floor and 6-pane sash to 2nd
floor, both with gauged brick heads. Stone storey band at 1st floor level,
stone Doric cornice pediment to central bay and stone-coped brick parapet.
4-window side elevations. 6-panel back door to right side elevation to left
of centre with fanlight and round-arched gauged brick head. 12-pane sashes
to ground and 1st floors and 6-pane attic window, with gauged brick heads.
Left side elevation has similar windows; some blank windows. Bay window to
far left near churchyard with rusticated base, timber Superstructure with
sash windows, moulded cornice, lead roof and ball finials to angles. Large
round-headed window to rear lights staircase. Interior: Stone-paved hall,
open-well staircase with stick balusters, ramped and wreathed handrail and
scrolled tread ends. Plaster frieze of brackets alternating with paterae.
Dining room has original painted wood chimneypiece with pilasters and plaque
depicting Diana hunting; plaster frieze with garlanded paterae and urns.
Drawing room has vine leaf trail to painted wood pilaster divisions of
tripartite sash. Study has original painted wood chimneypiece with plaque
depicting cherubs playing with lion. Fitted bookshelves with mahogany
fronts and latticed glazing. Plaster frieze with floral sprays and
Kitchen has large basket-arched stone fireplace with seats inside at either
end, and ogee stop-chamfered spine beam.
1st floor bedrooms have original painted wood chimneypiece and plaster
Thomas Beaumont Burnaby who became rector in 1777 - presented by himself -
was probably the builder.

Listing NGR: SK7084618916

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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