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Latitude: 52.6933 / 52°41'36"N
Longitude: -1.4245 / 1°25'28"W
OS Eastings: 438993
OS Northings: 310784
OS Grid: SK389107
Mapcode National: GBR 6HV.0PL
Mapcode Global: WHDJ0.2KYK
Entry Name: The Manor House with Garden Wall
Listing Date: 24 November 1965
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1177219
English Heritage Legacy ID: 187786
Location: Heather, North West Leicestershire, Leicestershire, LE67
District: North West Leicestershire
Civil Parish: Heather
Built-Up Area: Heather
Traditional County: Leicestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire
Church of England Parish: Heather St John Baptist
Church of England Diocese: Leicester
SK 31 SE HEATHER MAIN STREET
24.11.65 No 18
(The Manor House)
with Garden Wall
House, early C18. Flemish bond brickwork on ashlar plinth, hipped slate
roof. 3 storey, double pile plan. Symmetrical facade, central doorway
up semi-circular steps with 6 panel door with overlight. Stone lintel and
moulded architrave. 2 sash windows to each side, of 12-lights, with ganged
brick heads and stone keystones, on which stone string courses rest.
Upper storey of less height with 3 windows only. Plain eaves cornice.
Side elevations have dentilled brick eaves cornice and segmental arched
windows. Interior: early C18, oak well staircase with turned balusters
and wainscot. Front left hand room has early C18 painted panelling, and
left hand rear room has Jacobean panelling, perhaps from earlier house on
this site. The house is built on the site of a commandery of the Knights
Hospitalers of St. John of Jerusalem (the manor of Heather given to them c1170),
, and the stone walls of the cellar are reputed to have belonged
to this commandery.
The house is set in a walled garden adjoining the church.
Listing NGR: SK3899310784
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