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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.

Name: THE NUNNERY

List entry Number: 1074176

Location

THE NUNNERY, CHURCH LANE

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

County District District Type Parish
LeicestershireNorth West LeicestershireDistrict AuthorityLockington-Hemington

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 07-Dec-1962

Date of most recent amendment: 16-Jan-1989

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 358188

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Details

LOCKINGTON-HEMINGTON CHURCH LANE SK 4427-4527 9/141 (Hemington) The Nunnery (formerly 7.12.62 included with Hemington Hall) GV II*

Lodging and kitchens for Hemington Hall, converted into separate house 1976. Circa 1550 with 1976 alterations and extension. Dressed stone with C20 tiled roof and rebuilt stone chimney at right end. 2-storey range, formerly with 2 large rooms on each floor. Chamfered plinth. West front has 5 bays of 2-light windows with chamfered stone surrounds and mullions, 2 of the upper mullions replaced. Ground floor central window adapted to C20 French doors 1976. Other ground floor windows have casement cornices. To right of centre is a small garderobe projection with catslide roof, slit window to first floor, and blocked opening at base. Left gable end has truncated external chimney, and single- storey C20 extension of re-used brick with entry and projecting wing. This wing is built in the manner of a cart shed with brick piers between glazed bays and garage entries. Right gable of original block has very small arched window to drying kiln. Rear has central single lights to each floor, 2 glazed doorways with 4-centred stone heads, and wide blocked opening to left. To first floor right is a C20 window in blocked doorway to former external stairs. INTERIOR: ground floor has massive fireplaces. That at left end has wide depressed stone arch and relieving arch chamfered, and part restored C20. Traces of former oven opening to right. C20 doorway cut through rear wall of fireplace. Fireplace at right end has massive low timber lintel across entire width of building, chamfered over fireplace and doorway to drying kiln in south west corner. Kiln has domed roof with small blocked flue to main chimney, small window, and low blocked opening to main fireplace. Main fireplace has flue divided into two, and is now also divided by C20 brick piers. Floor beams are mostly original, with stopped chamfers. Upper storey has fireplace at left end with chamfered 4-centred stone arch and broach-stopped jambs. Original double purlin roof with tie-beam and collar trusses and small curved wind-braces. C20 partition walls and fittings have done very little to disturb original features.

Listing NGR: SK4562927825

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National Grid Reference: SK 45629 27825

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