Blaby Hall

Date:
20 Jul 2000
Location:
Blaby Hall, Church Street, Blaby, Leicestershire, LE8 4FG
Reference:
IOE01/02137/24
Type:
Photograph (Digital)

Description

This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

BLABY

SP59 NE CHURCH STREET (South Side)

1/4 Blaby Hall

11.10.78

GV II

Country House. 1838 but on site of earlier house of 1727, possibly incorporating some of its features. Stucco over brick, with Welsh slate roofs. Jacobean style. Entrance front is 2 storeyed and 5 bays, the central bay projecting. From it springs a squared entrance porch with recessed doorway flanked by single light windows. 5 light mullioned and transomed window above. Frieze, and decorated Dutch gable. Outer bays have 4 light mullioned and transomed windows. All opening have lugged architraves. Double string course, quoins on all angles, modillion eaves cornice. Hipped Welsh slate roof. Axial stacks with polygonal shafts.

South elevation is of 2 bays, then a wing recessed behind a courtyard. North elevation of 7 bays with central Dutch gable, containing round arched doorway now window with grotesque keystone. Other windows are 4 lights with mullions and transoms and lugged architraves. 2 coped gabled dormers above. Single storey bay to left linked to main block by large moulded volute. Plain marble fireplaces inside, meagre staircase reputably a survival from the earlier house. Heavy roof trusses also possiblv retained from earlier building.

Listing NGR: SP5736697837

Content

This is part of the Series: IOE01/0056 IOE Records taken by Brian Arnold; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England

Rights

© Mr Brian Arnold. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

People & Organisations

Photographer: Arnold, Brian

Rights Holder: Arnold, Brian

Keywords

Brick, Stucco, Welsh Slate, Stuart House, Georgian Monument <By Form>, Domestic, Dwelling, Counting House

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