4 Main Street / Former Boot Inn

3 Sep 2002
4 Main Street, Long Whatton, North West Leicestershire, Leicestershire, LE12 5DG
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Former Boot Inn, Main Street, Long Whatton, North West Leicestershire, Leicestershire, LE12 5DG
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

LONG WHATTON MAIN STREET SK 4723 13/192 No 4 (formerly listed as former Boot Inn) 7.12.62 - II

House, formerly inn. C15 - early C16 wing of cruck construction to centre, with later C16 2-bay cross wing to left and C17 cross bay to right. Considerably rebuilt and refenestrated C19. Whitewashed brick and roughcast on granite rubble base, with some timber framing in cross wings and at left end of central wing. Thatched roofs, rebuilt brick chimneys to right side and to right of cross passage. One storey,attic and cellar, with 2-storey bay to right. 4 bays, the outer bays gabled and projecting, with former cross passage at left end of central wing. Horizontal sliding sashes to ground floor, barred wooden casements to upper storey. Left bay is blind to front but has 2-light window in right return, and 3-light windows to left side, the upper window in thatched dormer. Central wing has 3-light windows, 2 to ground floor, one in thatched dormer to right, and a C20 barred wooden window to left of door. Door is C19- early C20 board door with segmental head and 3 steps. Blocked doorway to cross passage, with roughly arched lintel. Right bay has 3-light windows and one single light to ground floor right. INTERIOR: central wing has 3 cruck trusses, all with one complete blade and one incomplete blade, and all with saddle tops.

Original roof retained below present one. Left bay of this wing has C17 spine beam with partial ovolo moulding, and stop-chamfered joists. Altered fire- place. Left wing retains some substantial timbers, including truss with rough ogee principals, heavy purlins, and smoke-blackened rafters in front bay. Front bay also has remains of large altered fireplace.

Listing NGR: SK4757523631


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Photographer: Merryweather, Michael

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Brick, Granite, Roughcast, Rubble, Thatch, Timber, Medieval Timber Framed Building, Tudor Monument <By Form>, Inn, Commercial, Domestic, Residential Building, House, Dwelling