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Description: Leighton Hall
Date Listed: 29 January 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 258883
OS Grid Reference: SJ6124405148
OS Grid Coordinates: 361244, 305148
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6427, -2.5742
LEIGHTON AND EATON LEIGHTON
SJ 60 NW
2/98 Leighton Hall
Country house. 1778, probably incorporating parts of an earlier house,
considerably extended and re-modelled 1887-8 by W. Bowdler of Shrewsbury
for T.F. Kynnersley. Red brick with ashlar dressings and rusticated
angle quoins, plain tile hipped roof behind coped eaves parapet, red
brick ridge and end stacks. 2 storeys and attics; south front: now
the main entrance front; 3:2:3 bays with full-height canted bay
projections to left and right, glazing bar sashes with segmental
heads (glazing bars removed to bottom of windows on ground floor);
late C19 classical-style portico linking canted bays has an arcade of
3 elliptical arches, surmounted by balustrade with pedimented Kynnersley
coat-of-arms to centre; 2 late C18 lead downpipes in angles with
canted bays; left and right returns each have 2 late C19 canted bay
projections similar to C18 canted bays on front. Late C18 service
range to rear includes 2-storey rectangular hip-roofed block with
top-lit pavilion; long 2-storey 8-bay late C19 and C20 range behind.
An inscription to right of late C19 glazed doors to south front records
the re-building of the house for T.F. Kynnersley. Interior: considerably
altered and re-modelled 1887-8; oak staircase said to be of this date
but the rectangular oak panelling re-used in the entrance hall is
probably C17 or earlier (see also the cock's head hinges to the panelled
inner door); Jacobean wooden overmantel in room to right of entrance
has been brought from elsewhere and there are said to be panelled
bedrooms on first floor; late C18 shutters to windows of right-hand
canted bay on south front. There is a photograph of the house before 1887-8
onp.95 of Peter Reid's Burke's and Savill's Guide to Country Houses,
Vol. II (1980); Francis Leach, The Country Seats of Shropshire (1891),
Pp.201-3; B.o.E., p.165.
Listing NGR: SJ6124405148
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Source: English Heritage
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