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Flores House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Oakham, Rutland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.6696 / 52°40'10"N

Longitude: -0.7291 / 0°43'44"W

OS Eastings: 486035

OS Northings: 308742

OS Grid: SK860087

Mapcode National: GBR CRL.NGH

Mapcode Global: WHFKN.R5Z8

Entry Name: Flores House

Listing Date: 8 May 1950

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1073313

English Heritage Legacy ID: 186475

Location: Oakham, Rutland, LE15

County: Rutland

Civil Parish: Oakham

Built-Up Area: Oakham

Traditional County: Rutland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Rutland

Church of England Parish: Oakham All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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Listing Text

HIGH STREET
1.
1469
(South Side)
Nos 34 & 34A
(Flore's House)
SK 8608 6/45 8.5.50.
II*
2.
A mediaeval building, probably C13 or C14, much altered and now 2 houses.
East frontage at right angles to street contains a centre portion and a
gabled wing at either end. 2-storeys and attics. The gabled wing at the
north side has been much renovated and continues frontage to High Street. It
has a central gable and modern oriel. The building is of coursed stone with
cement-rendered gable. Tiled and slate roofs. East elevation contains main
entrance door under C14 moulded arch with dripstone and 2 windows with wood
mullions and transom. 3 modern dormers to upper storey. The wings are of
2-storeys, and that on the South side oversails in 3 stages, containing one
casement window on ground floor and one upper window with rectangular leaded
lights.
The North wing has 2 casement windows in upper storey, and a fine ground floor
window of 2-lights with bold mouldings and moulded mullion, springing from
heavy projecting cill.
Interior - has a C14 piscina with moulded bowl in the hall but no other
mediaeval feature is apparent, apart from the thickness of the walls.
Bibliography - M E Wood "13th century architecture in England". Supplement to
Volumn CV of "Architectural Journal" 1950. Hi.story - William Flore was
Controller of the Works of the Castle from 1373 to 1380 and Sheriff of Rutland.
His son Roger was 4 times elected Speaker of the House of Commons.


Listing NGR: SK8603508742

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