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Old Manor House and Attached Barn and Service Block

A Grade II* Listed Building in Desford, Leicestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.6257 / 52°37'32"N

Longitude: -1.2938 / 1°17'37"W

OS Eastings: 447899

OS Northings: 303342

OS Grid: SK478033

Mapcode National: GBR 7L3.9QX

Mapcode Global: WHDJG.385D

Entry Name: Old Manor House and Attached Barn and Service Block

Listing Date: 22 October 1952

Last Amended: 28 February 1991

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1074078

English Heritage Legacy ID: 188517

Location: Desford, Hinckley and Bosworth, Leicestershire, LE9

County: Leicestershire

District: Hinckley and Bosworth

Civil Parish: Desford

Built-Up Area: Desford

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: Desford St Martin

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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Listing Text

DESFORD HIGH STREET
SK 40 SE
(South side)
6/13 No, 32 and attached
barn and service block
22.10.52 (Old Manor House) (formerly
listed as Manor Farmhouse)

G.V. II*

Farmhouse and attached barn. Early C17, altered C19. Red brick in English
bond, sandstone ashlar quoins and dressings, Swithland slate roof having
raised stone coped gables and 2 square ridge stacks with strapwork
decorations. Timber frame. T - plan. 2 storey plus attics irregular 4 bay
front having chamfered plinth and 3 main coped gables with kneelers The
second bay from the right is narrower and comprises a 2 storey projecting
porch, also gabled, The lower part is in ashlar with a four centred arched
doorway, The porch covers a plain planked door and is flanked by single 3
light windows with beyond to the left a further 2 light window. At first
floor level the porch is jettied out on all three sides on timber joists
with shaped ends, it is built of brick with ashlar quoins, It contains a 2
light timber sliding sash and is flanked by single 3 light windows and a
further similar window to the left. The windows are stone mullioned with
square leaded casements and have rectangular ashlar surrounds. In the
gables are blocked 2 light oak mullioned windows. To the rear is a
projecting service wing also with some contemporary windows. To the left is
an attached brick barn with a C17 timber framed wall of square panels. To
the right, forward of the house is an attached early C18 service block in
Flemish bond with burnt headers and an asbestos roof. Interior not inspected
but reputed to retain C17 staircase with splat balusters and some
panelling.


Listing NGR: SK4789903342

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