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Higher House, Burton Overy

Description: Higher House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 23 January 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 191029

OS Grid Reference: SP6779998007
OS Grid Coordinates: 467799, 298007
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5757, -1.0010

Location: 2 Main Street, Burton Overy, Leicestershire LE8 9DL

Locality: Burton Overy
Local Authority: Harborough District Council
County: Leicestershire
Country: England
Postcode: LE8 9DL

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Listing Text

3/7 Higher House
House. C17 with early C19 front. Partly timber-framed whitewashed and
rendered brick. Swithland slate roof with brick end and rear wing ridge
stacks. Painted wooden bracketted cornice. 2 1/2 storeys of 3 sash windows:
8/8, 6/6, 8/8. Slightly cambered lintels. Central wooden doorcase with
fluted pilasters and flat bracketted canopy. 6-panelled door and overlight,
the glazing bars of which form squares and octagons. On left end a 6/6 sash
and attic 2-light horizontal sliding sash. 2 storey wing to rear has square
panelled timber framing, 3 bays long, on rubble stone plinth. Probably
original single purlin tie beam truss roof with some windbraces. Double
inglenook and hood (1 fireplace partly filled in). Moulded beams in front
range and curved principals visible. Early C18 panelling, 2 fielded panelled
doors and fireplace.

Listing NGR: SP6779998007

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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