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Laughton Hills

A Grade II Listed Building in Laughton, Leicestershire

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Latitude: 52.4855 / 52°29'7"N

Longitude: -1.025 / 1°1'30"W

OS Eastings: 466303

OS Northings: 287958

OS Grid: SP663879

Mapcode National: GBR 9QV.5NL

Mapcode Global: VHDQR.5SZG

Entry Name: Laughton Hills

Listing Date: 1 May 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1061470

English Heritage Legacy ID: 191356

Location: Laughton, Harborough, Leicestershire, LE17

County: Leicestershire

District: Harborough

Civil Parish: Laughton

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: Laughton St Luke

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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Listing Text


4/29 Laughton Hills

House. 1920 and 1935. C F A Voysey for William Taylor. Laboratory wing built
1920, main block in 1935 with Taylor making some alterations to Voysey's plans.
Roughcast rendered brick with stone dressings. Collyweston stone flagged roof
with 3 ridge stacks. Blue-grey brick plinth. North front: asymmetrical, 2
storeys, 9 irregular bays. Off centre 2-storey entrance porch with parapet,
arched doorway and 6-light stone mullioned window above. To left and right of
porch, ranges of mullioned 2-light and single light casements, on both storeys.
Flat roofed, parapeted wing to right with a 4-light mullioned casement in the
lower storey and a single light casement above. To left a flat roofed, parapeted
single storey laboratory and garage wing with glazed and lead covered cupola.
South elevation has ranges of 2-light, 3-light and 4-light casements on both
storeys, and an off-centre recessed entrance porch with 2 plank doors. Interior:
designed or inspired by Voysey. Principal staircase and gallery, with square
section newels and shaped and plain splat balusters, with moulded handrail. All
of locally grown oak. Vertical board dados, walnut panelling and panelled doors
with cast-iron door furniture. Window latches reputedly designed by William
Taylor. Art Deco semi-circular moulded plaster lampshades at cornice level in
many rooms. Brushed brick and tile chimneypiece. The site of the house was
chosen by Taylor in connection with his experimental designs for dimpled golf
balls. Original drawings by Voysey in the RIBA drawings collection.

Listing NGR: SP6629687956

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