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FLORES HOUSE

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: FLORES HOUSE

List entry Number: 1073313

Location

FLORES HOUSE, 34 AND 34A, HIGH STREET

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:

District: Rutland

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Oakham

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 08-May-1950

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 186475

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

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History

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Details

HIGH STREET 1. 1469 (South Side) Nos 34 & 34A (Flore's House) SK 8608 6/45 8.5.50. II* 2. A mediaeval building, probably C13 or C14, much altered and now 2 houses. East frontage at right angles to street contains a centre portion and a gabled wing at either end. 2-storeys and attics. The gabled wing at the north side has been much renovated and continues frontage to High Street. It has a central gable and modern oriel. The building is of coursed stone with cement-rendered gable. Tiled and slate roofs. East elevation contains main entrance door under C14 moulded arch with dripstone and 2 windows with wood mullions and transom. 3 modern dormers to upper storey. The wings are of 2-storeys, and that on the South side oversails in 3 stages, containing one casement window on ground floor and one upper window with rectangular leaded lights. The North wing has 2 casement windows in upper storey, and a fine ground floor window of 2-lights with bold mouldings and moulded mullion, springing from heavy projecting cill. Interior - has a C14 piscina with moulded bowl in the hall but no other mediaeval feature is apparent, apart from the thickness of the walls. Bibliography - M E Wood "13th century architecture in England". Supplement to Volumn CV of "Architectural Journal" 1950. Hi.story - William Flore was Controller of the Works of the Castle from 1373 to 1380 and Sheriff of Rutland. His son Roger was 4 times elected Speaker of the House of Commons.

Listing NGR: SK8603508742

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Wood, M E, 'Archaeological Journal Supplement' in Thirteenth Century Domestic Architecture in England, , Vol. 105, (1950)

National Grid Reference: SK 86035 08742

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