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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: 1361263



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

County: Leicestershire

District: North West Leicestershire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Appleby Magna

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 16-Dec-1952

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 187899

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APPLEBY MAGNA MAWBY'S LANE (south side) SK 30 NW 6/11 The Moat House 16.12.52 II* House, partly mediaeval, C16 and later centuries. 2 storeys comprising a C15 gatehouse with C16 timber-framed hall and solar section. Timber-framed rectangle set behind and to left of gatehouse, the resulting rear square filled in by C19 addition. A twin span plain tiled roof, one span over gatehouse, the other over rest. Gatehouse front of ashlar with stone plinth. Ashlar continues round to half of gable ends which are otherwise C19 brick. Stonework has shaped stone string courses, first floor cut back. Heads of 4 large buttresses once on edge of moat visible. This part only filled in. Front door, left of centre, is original gateway with 3 centred arch. Left a crosslet renewed C20 and right a 1-light window. Above a renewed rectangular framed tablet of 3 quatrefoils enclosing 3 plain shields. Above a 3-light mullion window with renewed pointed arches. To left a renewed 2-light mullion window with cusped arches. To right a similar though probably original window and the projecting stone channel of a stone drainage bowl inside. First floor string course interrupted by later rebuilding. Gatehouse left gable ashlar contains a narrow slit opening below and a 2-light mullion cusped-headed window above. Otherwise 2 C19 windows. Right gable ashlar contains a 1-light window below otherwise C19 windows. The timber-framed section is of 2 bays with close studding, angle braces, plastered infill; its stone plinth set 1m to rear of gatehouse. There is a large central stone chimney with C19 brick ridge stack. On front visible to left of gatehouse 7-light wooden mullion below and 4-light above. On left gable end small 4-light wooden mullion on first floor and brick gable with 3-light casement. Rear wall is part timber-framed, part stone of central chimney and part C19 ashlar. Various windows including 5-light mullion below. To left the C19 addition with various doors and casements. A C19 brick stack in valley between this and gatehouse. Interior: exposed stone and timber-framed walls. A series of carved stone panels probably from earlier house above fireplace of left ground floor room of C16 section. Stone arched fireplace in dining room.

"Appleby Magna is the best preserved mediaeval house on a moated site. The original late 15th century gatehouse still stands practically unaltered, and behind it is one of the best examples of 'black and white' timber-framed houses in the county ....., replacing the original mediaeval manor house of the Appleby family who had been squires here as far back as the reign of Henry II. George Appleby sold the ancestral manor in 1560, and the half timbered house may have been built immediately afterwards by the new owner." Hoskins, W.G., The Heritage of Leicestershire, 2nd Edition, Leicester 1950, pp 1, 14-16.

Listing NGR: SK3160409798

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Hoskins, WG, The Heritage of Leicestershire, (1950), 1, 14-16

National Grid Reference: SK 31604 09798


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