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North West Leicestershire (District Authority)
Castle Donington
National Grid Reference:
SK 44164 26764


CASTLE DONINGTON HIGH STREET SK 4426-4526 (west side) 10/87 No 88 (Pool Close Farmhouse) 7.12.62 GV II

House. Probably C15 in origin, rebuilt early C17 and c1800. Walls to front are rebuilt in brick but there is said to be some timber framing. Cross wing to right has ashlar quoins and gable copings with small pine-cone finial. Massive chimney of dressed stone at left end. Plain tiled roofs, rebuilt brick chimney between left bays. L-plan with outshot to rear. 2 storeys and attic; 3-bay front with right bay gabled and projecting. Left bays were rebuilt c1800 and have small paned wooden windows with glazing bars. Opening lights are horizontal sashes. Ground floor has 4-light transomed windows with cambered heads; first floor has 3-light window to left, 4-light in moulded frame to right, and 2-light to centre. Central 6-panelled top-lit door in wooden archi- trave frame. Left gable end has massive C15-C16 external chimney, and door beyond in C20 lean-to porch. Right bay rebuilt early C17, with rendered chimney to right side. Front gable has wooden window as in left bays, 3-light to lower floors, 2-light to attic. Upper windows retain C17 stone window surrounds with cyma recta cornices. Similar stone surrounds without cornices survive in left return Interior not inspected at time of resurvey 1986, but list description of 1960 records following features: C16 moulded ceiling beams in ground floor room to centre; C17, or possibly C16 spiral stair with brick treads; large open fire- place, partly blocked, with wooden lintel at left end; roof trusses of extremely massive tie beams formerly over open hall.

Listing NGR: SK4416426764


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

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