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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.


List entry Number: 1295102



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

County: Leicestershire

District: Melton

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Asfordby

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 14-Jul-1953

Date of most recent amendment: 26-Feb-1992

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 189973

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In the entry for


2/3 Beechcroft (formerly 14.7.53 listed as Rectory)


The address shall be amended to read

SK 71 NW ASFORDBY CHURCH LANE (south side) 2/3 Beechcroft (No 15) 14.7.53 (formerly listed as Rectory)


------------------------------------------------------------- ASFORDBY CHURCH LANE SK 71 NW 2/3 Beechcroft (formerly 14.7.53 listed as Rectory)

GV II* Former rectory. Late C18 altered c.1840. Red brick in Flemish bond, very finely jointed, hipped slate roof and brick internal stacks. Double-depth plan. 3 storeys and basement; 3-window range. Rusticated stone basement, painted, with keyblocked head to basement windows left and right of centre. 6-panel double-leaf doors with fanlight flanked by plain pillars with fluted capitals bearing triglyph frieze and deep cornice. The doorcase is of painted stone and approached by 7 moulded stone steps. Tripartite sash windows with gauged brick heads and brick divisions to ground, 1st and second floors left and right. Central bay breaks forward and has 12-pane sash to 1st floor and 6-pane sash to 2nd floor, both with gauged brick heads. Stone storey band at 1st floor level, stone Doric cornice pediment to central bay and stone-coped brick parapet. 4-window side elevations. 6-panel back door to right side elevation to left of centre with fanlight and round-arched gauged brick head. 12-pane sashes to ground and 1st floors and 6-pane attic window, with gauged brick heads. Left side elevation has similar windows; some blank windows. Bay window to far left near churchyard with rusticated base, timber Superstructure with sash windows, moulded cornice, lead roof and ball finials to angles. Large round-headed window to rear lights staircase. Interior: Stone-paved hall, open-well staircase with stick balusters, ramped and wreathed handrail and scrolled tread ends. Plaster frieze of brackets alternating with paterae. Dining room has original painted wood chimneypiece with pilasters and plaque depicting Diana hunting; plaster frieze with garlanded paterae and urns. Drawing room has vine leaf trail to painted wood pilaster divisions of tripartite sash. Study has original painted wood chimneypiece with plaque depicting cherubs playing with lion. Fitted bookshelves with mahogany fronts and latticed glazing. Plaster frieze with floral sprays and anthemion. Kitchen has large basket-arched stone fireplace with seats inside at either end, and ogee stop-chamfered spine beam. 1st floor bedrooms have original painted wood chimneypiece and plaster friezes. Thomas Beaumont Burnaby who became rector in 1777 - presented by himself - was probably the builder.

Listing NGR: SK7084618916

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National Grid Reference: SK 70846 18916


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