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THE OLD 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: THE OLD HOUSE

List entry Number: 1074725

Location

THE OLD HOUSE, 16, STATION ROAD

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

County: Leicestershire

District: Blaby

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Narborough

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 13-Oct-1952

Date of most recent amendment: 23-Feb-1987

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 188987

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

NARBOROUGH STATION ROAD SP 59 NW Littlethorpe 7/65 No 16 (The Old House) 13.10.52 (formerly listed as Littlethorpe House Farm- House)

II

House. Of 2 C16 builds with c.1930s fenestration. Timber-frame with close studding to front and right side of upper storey. Main left wing has curved braces, right wing has curved tension braces. Whitewashed brick and plaster infill, thatched roof, whitewashed brick chimneys to centre and to front right corner of cross wing. L-plan, with projecting gabled cross wing to right. 2 storeys. Left wing is of 3 bays with C20 barred wooden casements, mostly of 3 lights but with 2-light to first floor centre and single metal casement to ground floor left. C20 door to right with flat wooden hood on shaped brackets. 2-bay cross wing has 3-light casements to front, the lower wooden, the upper leaded. Upper storey is jettied to front on beam ends, with moulded brackets to either side and renewed corner posts carried down to ground. C19 whitewashed brick extensions to rear of cross wing. Interior: cross wing has queen strut trusses whereas left wing has raking queen post trusses with principal rafters set in from ends of tie-beams; heavy floor joists, those in left wing re-used and part smoke-blackened; left bay part rebuilt with C20 floor. House said to have been built 1560s for John Bent (Roy Millward, A History of Leicestershire and Rutland, 1985, p.72), but left wing may incorporate timbers of an older hall.

Listing NGR: SP5414897034

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Millward, R, A History of Leicestershire and Rutland, (1985), 72

National Grid Reference: SP 54148 97034

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