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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: 1307550



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

County: Leicestershire

District: Blaby

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Leicester Forest East

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 23-Feb-1987

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 188969

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House. Early C17, with left bay rebuilt C19-C20, and early C18 rear wing. Refurbished c.1985. Timber-frame with whitewashed brick infill is exposed in right gable and is visible inside in original rear wall. Front is roughcast. Granite rubble plinth. Rear wing is of narrow brick with burnt headers. Thatched- roof, brick chimneys. Irregular T-plan. One storey and attic, 3-bay front. Right bay have C20 3-light barred wooden casements, those to ground floor bowed, those to attic in large thatch eyebrows. Ground floor of left bay has similar 2-light bowed window and C20 arched double doors. Gable ends and rear wing have matching casements. C20 lean-to in angle to rear of right bays. Interior has timber-framing with long tension braces in wall between left bays, and stop- chamfered spine beams and joists. Thomas Boyer, one of the keepers of the Royal Forest, is recorded in 1628 as one of several purchasers of Forest land. The house is said to be of the only surviving keeper's lodge associated with Leicester Forest. (John Nichols, History and Antiquities of the County of Leicester, 1775-1811, Vol. IV, p.785).

Listing NGR: SK5263502662

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Nichols, J, History and Antiquities of the County of Leicester 1775-1811, (1811), 785

National Grid Reference: SK 52635 02662


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