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The Manor House, Foxton

Description: The Manor House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 21 July 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 191346

OS Grid Reference: SP7003989757
OS Grid Coordinates: 470039, 289757
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5012, -0.9696

Location: Swingbridge Street, Foxton, Leicestershire LE16 7RD

Locality: Foxton
Local Authority: Harborough District Council
County: Leicestershire
Country: England
Postcode: LE16 7RD

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Listing Text

(north west side)
The Manor House

House. Possibly C14. Mid C17, partly rebuilt mid C18, C20 alterations. Brick
and stone. Swithland and Welsh slate roofs. Ridge stack and gable stack with
stone base. Chamfered stone plinth. T-plan. East front: 2½ storeys, 3 bays.
Central doorway with C20 brick porch with Ceanarveon arched doorway with panel
door. To left, a 3-light casement with cambered arch. To right, a C20 4-light
casement with concrete lintel. Above, when brickwork replaces stone, to left,
two 2-light casements and to right a 3-light casement all with cambered arches.
Above again, 2 smaller 2-light casements, both with cambered arches. At right, a
lower 2-storey, 2-bay addition with gable stack, chamfered stone plinth and stone-
work to a height of c 2.5 m, thereafter brick. Off-centre doorway with C20 glazed
door. To right, a 3-light casement with cambered arch. Above, two 2-light case-
ments with cambered arches. Rear wing: C17, stone. Brick coped gables, with
brick ridge stack. 2 storeys with basement. North wall has 2 arched doorways,
possibly C14 with steps half below ground level, to basement. Between these, a
C20 flight of steps rising to C20 French windows with wooden lintel. West gable
wall has chamfered plinth with a 2-light casement above with wooden lintel.
Above, a similar window. South wall has chamfered plinth. Above to right, a
2-light casement with wooden lintel and above, a gabled dormer with 2-light case-
ment. In angle between rear wing and front range, an outshut, continuing plinth,
with above, a 3-light casement with mid C17 stone mullions. Above, brick replaces
stone and there is a sliding sash. All windows are C20 replacements. Interior:
Lower 2-storey range has C18 chamfered main beam with joists on ground floor and
straight staircase to upper floor,, which has C18 king post truss and was
originally used for agricultural purposes. Outshut has C18 joists on ground
floor. Rear wing, upper floor has 2 upper cruck trusses with side purlins, also
C18. East facing range, first floor has mid C17 stone fireplace with moulded
chimneypiece. Attached ancillary ranges, formerly for agricultural use and of no
special architectural interest, run north and east of house. A datestone
inscribed 1397, which may have come from an earlier building upon this site has
been reset in a nearby garage of no special architectural interest.
VCH, V, 90.

Listing NGR: SP7003989757

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Source: English Heritage

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