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Description: Scraptoft Hall
Date Listed: 19 October 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 190739
OS Grid Reference: SK6484705654
OS Grid Coordinates: 464847, 305654
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6448, -1.0430
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SK60 NW CHURCH HILL (East Side)
1/81 Scraptoft Hall
Country house, now part of Leicester Polytechnic. Dated 1723, but with C17
core, and rear wing of 1896. Ashlar entrance front, otherwise rendered and
whitewashed elevations with stone dressings and quoins and parapetted and
Swithland slate roofs. Rendered ridge and side stacks only visible on rear
wing. Fine entrance front of 3 storeys and basement of 5 6/6 sash windows.
Moulded stone frames with keystones and aprons. Central 2nd floor window
has rounded arch. On ground floor up a flight of 6 stone steps the central
painted moulded stone doorcase. Keystone, and open curved pediment supported
on carved consoles. 8-panelled door and overlight, the glazing bars forming
a fanlight. To either side a giant order reaching to top of 1st floor. A
single fluted Corinthian pilaster with entablature. .Above this a pilaster
strip continues to parapet. This curves up slightly at the central section
and at the corners. Here rusticated quoins as if a pilaster strip. To right
of doorway, in basement, a pair of 1-light windows, otherwise blocked openings.
Garden front, to right, is similar but with rendered elevation and no giant
order. To right the 1896 1 storey wing with canted bay and 6/9 sashes. The
left front is similar to the garden front but the stone frames to the windows
have cambered tops. Here also a large C20 rounded bay window. Inside are
a black and white marble floor in the entrance hall, a probably contemporary
oak staircase with turned balusters (3 to the tread), C18 panelling, and C17
stone fireplaces (with four-centred arches) and stone mullion window, probably
from the earlier house. Scraptoft Hall was 'built, or rather, considerably
enlarged' by Letetia, widow of Sir Edward Wigley. V.C.H., Vol. V and Pevsner.
Listing NGR: SK6484705654
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Source: English Heritage
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