Date Listed: 23 January 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 308089
OS Grid Reference: SP2821469138
OS Grid Coordinates: 428214, 269138
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3196, -1.5875
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LEEK WOOTTON Woodcote Lane
Main part dated 1861, extended 1869, by John Gibson in Jacobean style for Henry
Christopher Wise. Large sandstone ashlar house, rectangular on plan, 6 bays
long by 4 bays wide. Two storeys and attic. Tall moulded plinth and string
bands with saw-tooth decoration. Moulded eaves cornice. Steeply pitched plain
tile roof with gabled ends, all gables have finials. Four and six-light
mullion/transom stone windows. The end bays to south elevation have two storey
splayed bay windows with carved balustrading of pierced stonework. Main
entrance is on left of east elevation in a two storey projecting bay with
curvilinear gable. Four-centred arch to entrance porch with stiff leaf carving
in spandrels and oriel bay window above with carved stone armorial balustrade.
All chimney stacks have been truncated. Later matching addition, dated 1869
in south gable, projects from north-east. Interior: Good interior features
include chimney-pieces. Square inner hall occupies centre of main building
with stone staircase off the north side to arcaded first floor. The arches
to first floor arcade are supported on paired slender marble columns. Flat
ribbed timber ceiling to inner hall. The entrance porch and passage linking
it to the inner hall, have rib vaulting.
Listing NGR: SP2821469138
Source: English Heritage
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