Great Glen Hall, Including Cistern

26 Sep 2000
Great Glen Hall, Including Cistern, London Road, Great Glen, Harborough, Leicestershire, LE8 9DJ
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

GREAT GLEN LONDON ROAD SP 69 NE 3/32 (North Side) 19.10.51 Great Glen Hall, including cistern.

II Small country house. Earlier C19. Probably for Sir George Robinson Bt.

Colourwashed stuccoed brick and Welsh slate low-pitch hipped roof with brick ridge stacks. In Nash villa style with band, wide bracketted eaves, and cast iron work with Egyptian details. 2 storeys of 5 2/2 sash windows on 1st floor : 2 on 2 2-storey bowed projections and 3 in 3 recessed giant depressed arches in centre and to either side of bows. Depressed arched lintels. On ground floor, from left, French window with top lights, bowed 2-leaved part-glazed door and 3 French windows with top lights. Along the whole front is an open verandah with glazed roof and cast iron supports, and which follows the bowed projections. Stone flagged floor. Further 2 storey bow on right end with 2/2 : 4/4 : 2/2 sash over tripartite French window. Inside is a staircase hall the walls of which are outlined as if ashlar. Stone flagged floor and staircase treads. Gallery supported on cast iron brackets and cast iron balustrade with Egyptian details. Lantern top. 6-panelled mahogany doors and marble fireplaces. Close to rear and linked to it by brick wall is a lead-lined water cistern of stuccoed brick in the Egyptian style. Octagon plan, c3m high and tapering towards top where hipped roof. Foliage cornice frieze. Lion's head tap spout towards garden and trough towards yard. Great Glen Hall, then known as the Manor House, was bought by C.W. Packe in 1847, and had previously been the property of Sir George Robinson, Bt. White's Leicestershire and Rutland, 1877, and Pevsner.

Listing NGR: SP6585697685


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1659 IOE Records taken by P J Rawson; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr P J Rawson. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Rawson, P J

Rights Holder: Rawson, P J


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