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Ashwell Hall (East Wing and West Leigh)

A Grade II Listed Building in Ashwell, Rutland

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Latitude: 52.7069 / 52°42'24"N

Longitude: -0.7141 / 0°42'50"W

OS Eastings: 486974

OS Northings: 312915

OS Grid: SK869129

Mapcode National: GBR CR7.698

Mapcode Global: WHGLM.0764

Entry Name: Ashwell Hall (East Wing and West Leigh)

Listing Date: 21 February 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1361802

English Heritage Legacy ID: 186589

Location: Ashwell, Rutland, LE15

County: Rutland

Civil Parish: Ashwell

Traditional County: Rutland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Rutland

Church of England Parish: Ashwell St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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Listing Text


SK 81 SE OAKHAM ROAD (East side)

6/20 Ashwell Hall (East Wing
and West Leigh)


Large country house of 1879, now divided into 2. Built for the gunmaker
Westley Richards. Coursed squared ironstone with limestone quoins and
dressings, stone coped gables with kneelers, and slate roof with 4 ridge
and 2 end stacks of 2-6 grouped flues. Flues are a feature being octagonal
of mostly ashlar but small part coursed rubble stone as contrast and
have linked battlemented tops. House is of 2½ storeys in Gothic/Elizabethan
style with 2 bands, finials on gables and stone mullion windows, mostly
1/1 sashes, some with Tudor arches to wooden frames. Entrance front of
irregular composition. 4 gables grouped in centre with side stacks and
further gable at back to left. Mostly 2 and 3-light windows. In each
of 2 centre gables a large mullion and transom window of 9 lights. Entrance
to West Leigh in right return of this section: 2 leaved door under Tudor
arch up stone staircase of 10 steps with quatrefoils in stone balustrade.
Stained glass in some. Further small hipped roof section to left of the
4 gables and entrance to East Wing in 1½ storey section on left end.
An arcade of 3 arches to front and 1 to left on corner leads to stone
steps and door. 2½-dormers over. 2 further ½-hipped dormers on main
roof. On right end a door and further 2-light; windows, the fine end stack
being of G flues. Rear front: to garden of 7 gables, 2 projecting of
2½ storeys, 5 of ¼-dormer windows. Stone panels with quatrefoils and
stone shields in most gables and 2 and 3-light windows. Large curved
stone mullion bay window ground floor left. On main roof 3½-hipped dormers
of 2-lights with top lights. Battlemented guttering. Oak staircase inside
with ogee topped battlemented finials to angle posts and round balusters
with spiral banding.

Listing NGR: SK8697412915

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