The Keeper's Lodge / Keeper's House

3 Sep 2002
The Keeper's Lodge, 61 Main Street, Long Whatton, North West Leicestershire, Leicestershire, LE12 5DF
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Keeper's House, Main Street, Long Whatton, North West Leicestershire, Leicestershire, LE12 5DF
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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 13/189 No 61 (The Keeper's Lodge) (formerly listed as 7.12.62 Keeper's House) - II

House. Circa 1600. Timber-framed with whitewashed render infill, the front and side elevation with very fine close studding. Studs on gable ends and to left side are arranged diagonally, with upright baluster studs between first and second floor windows. Rear has simpler rectangular panels. Granite rubble plinth, Swithland slate roof, brick chimneys with pairs of C19 square shafts.

T-plan, with cross passage at junction between wings. 2 storeys and attic.

2-bays to front with central passage bay, the left bay gabled and projecting.

Gables have carved bargeboards with vine trail ornament and wooden finials.

Restored oriel windows on shaped wooden brackets, with diagonal leaded glazing and hipped Swithland slate roofs. Gabled bay has 3-light transomed windows to ground and first floors, and 2-light window to attic. Right bay has 3-light ground floor window and 2-light upper window, both transomed. Similar 2-light window over door to cross passage. This door is C20 and has studs and 4-centred wooden arch with carved spandrels, all renewed. Interior has original floor beams, the front left bay with ovolo-moulded cross beam, the right bay with broach stops to chamfered spine beam. Altered fireplaces.

Listing NGR: SK4794123486


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Photographer: Merryweather, Michael

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Forest Stone (Leicestershire), Granite, Render, Rubble, Slate, Timber, Tudor Estate Cottage, Elizabethan Domestic, Stuart House, Jacobean Dwelling, Timber Framed House, Monument <By Form>, Timber Framed Building