Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1251005

Date first listed: 15-Apr-1991



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County: Leicestershire

District: Harborough (District Authority)

Parish: Dunton Bassett

National Grid Reference: SP5473090686


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SP 59 SW 3/74

DUNTON BASSETT MAIN STREET No 20 Bloomhills Farmhouse


Farmhouse. C17 possibly a remodelling of an earlier house, remodelled again in C18 and late C19. Timber frame faced in Flemish bond red brick, south gable and rendered. Machine tile roof with tile-coped gable ends. Brick axial and gable end stacks.

Plan: 3-room and cross-passage plan, the low end to left (north) and parlour on right, both heated from gable end stacks; the hall with an axial stack backing onto the cross-passage. In the wing behind the low left end an unheated room (dairy) and beyond that the back kitchen with a gable end fireplace.

2 storeys. Symmetrical 4-window range but far doorway to left of centre. C19 3-light casements with horizontal glazing bars, segmental brick arges and ramped brick cills. Moulded wooden doorcase with flat canopy on shaped brackets and panelled and glazed door. At rear various casement windows, some with glazing bars.

Interior: The left (north) room and cross-passage have ovolo- moulded axial beams with convex stops with notches. Central room (hall) has deeply chamfered axial beam with cyma stops and large fireplace, into which a C19 chimneypiece and cupboards have been inserted. The right hand room (parlour) has boxed-in axial beam and panelled cupboards either side of fireplace with elliptical arches and fielded panel doors. In rear wing the former doorway has stopped chamfer axial beam, the chamber above with lime floor. Back-kitchen behind has large fireplace with chamfered bressumer supported at one end on an iron column and with a moulded shelf. C18 and C19 panelled and plank doors and staircase with stick balusters and bulbous newel. Two roof trusses in main range and one in rear wing with roughly-hewn slightly curved principals, crossed and pegged at apex and set on tie-beams; (not smoke- blackened), a sort of upper-cruck.

Listing NGR: SP5473090686


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Legacy System number: 433569

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