- 20 Jul 2000
- Blaby Hall, Church Street, Blaby, Leicestershire, LE8 4FG
- Photograph (Digital)
This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
SP59 NE CHURCH STREET (South Side)
1/4 Blaby Hall
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
© Mr Brian Arnold. Source: Historic England Archive
This photograph was taken for the Images of England project
Photographer: Arnold, Brian
Rights Holder: Arnold, Brian
Brick, Stucco, Welsh Slate, Stuart House, Georgian Monument <By Form>, Domestic, Dwelling, Counting House