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Description: Narborough Hall
Date Listed: 9 July 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 220914
OS Grid Reference: TF7493713142
OS Grid Coordinates: 574937, 313142
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6877, 0.5868
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TF 71 SW NARBOROUGH
2/11 Narborough Hall
Country house. Late C16 extended and refurbished during C18. C16 red brick,
gault brick, clunch, flint and some re-used ashlar. Stone plinth and parapet
copings. Pantile roofs. Original block T-plan with gabled outshut to rear
forming stem of T. Added east wing now forms L plan. 2 storeys with attics.
Facade: 13 bays of sash windows with glazing bars beneath skewback arches.
9 central bays in C16 brick which was largely taken down and re-used when the
facade was remodelled. Easternmost section, however, retains some undisturbed
brickwork with traces of diaper pattern in yellow brick. Slightly advanced
C18 outer bays in gault brick. Canted full-height centre bay also in gault
brick. Ground floor formerly consisted of an open porch on 4 stone Roman Doric
columns. The porch is now closed with glazing and a 2-leaf door. Raised and
fielded panelled door inside porch with an eared architrave supporting a
pulvinated frieze and cornice. Moulded stone plinth coping and cornice. C18
crenellated parapet also with stone copings. Main block with 2 axial stacks
and one stack to rear wall. Gabled outshut to rear probably primary with 2
late C18 stair windows with arched margin glazing and, at upper level, an
original small blocked stone-dressed arched window with hollowed-out spandrels.
C18 2-light casement window in gable with some leaded glazing. The remaining
sections of rear facade are covered by later lean-to outshuts. East facade
in gault brick onto 3 courses of re-used C12 ashlar. 2-storey canted bay.
Carved arms of Spelman family to south. Irregular fenestration of mainly sash
windows with glazing bars. One early C18 example at first floor with wide
glazing bars. 2 dormers to front and 2 to rear with hipped roofs and leaded
glazing. Dentil cornice. 2 axial stacks, one gable-end stack and one stack
to front wall. Lower early C19 2-storey service block to rear with a
symmetrical west facade of 4 bays of sash windows with glazing bars beneath
skewback arches. Plain platband, dentil cornice and hipped roof. Massive
central stack. Single-storeyed extensions to north. Interior. C16 roof with
solid arched braces to collars, butt purlins and wind braces. Original west
gable visible from within roof space showing crow steps and corbels to a
projecting chimney stack. Restored Rococo plasterwork. C16 panelling with
carved frieze incorporating an inscription and the date 1581. The frieze may,
however, be C18. 0vermantel with re-positioned carved panels of linenfold and
vine scroll type. Very fine Gothic revival fireplace in alabaster on coloured
Listing NGR: TF7493713142
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Source: English Heritage
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