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The Old Rectory, East Langton

Description: The Old Rectory

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 21 July 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 191331

OS Grid Reference: SP7234693331
OS Grid Coordinates: 472346, 293331
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5331, -0.9349

Location: Church Lane, East Langton, Leicestershire LE16 7SZ

Locality: East Langton
Local Authority: Harborough District Council
County: Leicestershire
Country: England
Postcode: LE16 7SZ

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Listing Text

(west side)
(Church Langton

2/6 The Old Rectory
(formerly listed as
21.7.51 Rectory)


House. c1780s, possibly by William Henderson of Leicester for William Hanbury
Jnr. Brick with stone dressings. Hipped Swithland slate roof behind parapet. 1
ridge stack, and 2 lateral stacks. Stone plinth, 1st floor bands, dentilled
cornice, and central pediment. South front, 2½ storeys, 5 bays, with central
three pedimented forward projection, with a large semi-circular arch flanked
by smaller semi-circular arches, all in gauged brick. Central doorway with stone
surround, flat hood, and fascia decorated with swags, 6-panel door and fanlight.
To left and right, 2 glazing bar sashes with gauged brick flat arches. Above, a
central Venetian window consisting of a glazing bar sash with semi-circular arch,
flanked by side light with flat arches, all in gauged brick. To left and right, 2
glazing bar sashes with gauged brick flat arches. Below the Venetian window and
its flanking sashes, there are aprons with stone balusters. Above again, 4
smaller glazing bar sashes with gauged brick flat arches. The pediment has 3
acroteria with C20 cement urns replacing the originals. Tympanum was originally
decorated with a central stucco urn with Adamesque garlands. Fragments remain at
the house. Flanking the main block are single storey 1-bay screen wall wings.
Each continues the plinth and uppermost of first floor bands of the main block,
and each consists of a short stretch of brick wall, with a stone scroll at the
junction with the main block, followed by a forward standing projection with
triangular, coped pediment with stucco fascia decorated with a sunflower and a
swag. Below, there is a single glazing bar sash with gauged brick flat arch, set
within a double ordered gauged brick arch. Beyond this a further short stretch of
wall terminates in a pier, again with a stone scroll at its junction, with coping
and a C20 cement urn on top. North front, plainer than south. Stone plinth,
first floor bands and dentilled cornice. Giant order angle pilasters with stone
capitals. Central doorway with stone surround, triangular pediment and part-
glazed door with overlight. To left and right, 2 glazing bar sashes with gauged
brick flat arches. Above, a central glazing bar sash, with stone surround
consisting of an apron with balusters, fluted pilasters and a segmental pediment.
To left and right, 2 glazing bar sashes with gauged brick flat arches. Above
again, a smaller glazing bar sash with plain stone surround, flanked by 2 similar
sashes on each side. Again, the attached screen walls continue the plinth, and
both first floor bands from the main block are resumed along a parapet with
central panel of balusters, topped with a C20 cement urn at the end of the wall.
Each wall has a ground floor cill band and a single glazing bar sash with gauged
brick flat arch. The space between the screen walls on the east side of the house
has been filled with a C19 single storey service block. Interior: central
entrance hall with flanking rooms and arches to left and right giving onto stair-
cases. Main staircase has slim turned balusters and a plain moulded rail.
Sources: VCH, V, p200. CL, June 23, 1960, 1442-1445; CL May 10, 1979, 1454-

Listing NGR: SP7234693331

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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