Description: East Carlton Hall
Date Listed: 6 March 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 229822
OS Grid Reference: SP8347889401
OS Grid Coordinates: 483478, 289401
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4961, -0.7718
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EAST CARLTON CHURCH LANE
SP8389 (East side)
14/39 East Carlton Hall
Country house. c.1870 by E.F. Law for Palmer family. Brick with ashlar dressings
and Swithland slate roof. Double-depth plan in French Chateau style. 2 and 3
storeys, parts with attic. Main front of 9-window range. Central porch supported
on 2 pairs and 2 single columns has plain entablature, dentilled cornice and
open balustrade above. Panelled door to left has moulded stone architrave.
Centre 5 bays have sash windows with moulded stone architraves and alternate
triangular and segmental bracketted pediments over. Attic storey has similar
windows set in eaves dormers with pediments and linked by an open balustrade.
Central dormer has arched pediment with finial. End bays are 3 storeys forming
corner towers with 2-storey canted stone bay windows with pairs of sash windows
to second floor. Ashlar quoins and dentilled cornices. Square pinnacles with
urns at corners of towers linked to central eaves dormers by open balustrade.
Gambrel roof to centre range and mansard roofs to towers with cast iron railings
and finials to tower ridges. Panelled brick stacks at ridge with ashlar
cornices. Elevation to left is similar of 5-window range. The end two bays form
the corner towers with squared bay windows at ground floor. Rear elevation is
similar to main front without porch. Elevation to right of main front is
similar, of 3-window range. Interior: double-height entrance hall has grand
staircase dividing into two flights at base and half landing and flanking walls
of 4 bays with pilasters subdivided by moulded cornice. Moulded plaster ceiling.
2 rooms to left and one to right of entrance hall have similar plaster
decoration. Some C19 fireplaces in principal rooms. 2 C19 service staircases
with turned balusters. Fragments of C18 house may be incorporated.
Listing NGR: SP8347889401
Source: English Heritage
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