Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1074662

Date first listed: 25-Jul-1979



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

County: Leicestershire

District: Charnwood (District Authority)

Parish: Swithland

National Grid Reference: SK5595812647


SWITHLAND MAIN STREET (South Side) SK 51 SE 4/92 Swithland Hall 25.7.79 II Mansion partially completed by 1834 and finished by 1852. Designed by James Pennethorne for G.J. Danvers-Butler, later Earl of Lanesborough. Granite and slate rubble stone and brick wholly stuccoed and painted, with Swithland slate roofs behind a parapet. Symmetrical stuccoed chimney stacks with flues grouped in 2, 3 and 4's. A central block and 2 wings in a restrained neo-classical style with banded rustication to ground floor, 1st floor sill band and dentilled cornice. 2 storeys, with in part a sunken basement, of mostly 6/6 or tripartite sashes. Entrance front has 1 storey porch with 4 paired Greek Doric fluted columns up 4 stone steps. Within a 2 leaved door with side lights and long overlight in 4 panels with astragals. To either side a pedimented section with scroll-headed tripartite below and Grecian oriel above with sash beyond. Wings either side then project forwards: 3 sashes both floors to sides and ends with one blank either side. On ends 2 low curving walls masking basements. On outer sides various sashes and entrances to basements. Central block of garden front projects forward, 1-3-1, with central canted bay carried upwards to 2nd storey, with a large carved tablet of the Danvers-Butler arms in the centre. Sashes either side and below with ground floor central sash having partly glazed doors approached by 2 stone steps. Urn on top of this section's roof. Further canted bays on the ends of the block: 1 to right end and 2 to left. Further sashes on rear of wings. Projecting from that to right a 1 storey flat-roofed ballroom with central canted bay. Inside an entrance vestibule with semi-circular ends leads to staircase hall with oak staircase of c1834. Turned and fluted oak balustrade. Good decoration of room to left of vestibule probably of same date. Elsewhere simple fireplaces, cornices and all original doors. 1852 on wing rainwater heads.

Listing NGR: SK5595812647


The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number: 189148

Legacy System: LBS

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