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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: SKEFFINGTON HALL

List entry Number: 1074875

Location

SKEFFINGTON HALL, MAIN STREET

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

County District District Type Parish
LeicestershireHarboroughDistrict AuthoritySkeffington

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 19-Oct-1951

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 190615

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Details

SKEFFINGTON

SK 70 SW MAIN STREET (North Side)

4/87 Skeffington Hall

19.10.51

GV II*

Large House, now divided into 2 residences. Circa 1450, extended c1530 and again in early or mid Cl7 Largely coursed ironstone rubble with white limestone ashlar dressings. Swithland slate roofs. 2 storeyed with attics. H-plan, the oldest part forming the south wing. Main front represents the C17 building, 8-bays, with outer coped gables, each with 2 2-light mullioned and transomed windows on each floor. Central doorway in projecting balustraded porch, the architrave with fluted shafts, and consoles supporting a scrolly open pediment. 1 2-light mullioned and transomed window each side of it on the ground floor, and to the left an additional pair of windows lighting the stairs. Over the porch a canted oriel bay window with mullioned and transomed lights. All windows have ovolo mouldings. Embattled parapet runs between the 2 gables with paired string-courses continuous across the facade at parapet level. 3 dormers in the roof. South front in 3 distinct parts. To the right the return wall of the Cl7 front range, with 2 2-light mullioned and transomed windows on each floor, embattled parapet above. Projecting slightly to the left of this is a block of c1530 in white ashlar work. It represents a full height squared bay, now built up against its west side and with blind tracery panels in its east wall, but the main front contains paired 3-light mullioned and transomed windows, square headed below, scallopped above, contained in an overall composition with blank traceried panels with shields between them, and projecting string-course with flag-staff holders above. Embattled parapets and 2 dormers. 2 bays to the left are of ironstone, finely coursed, and of uncertain date, but the 3-light mullioned and transomed windows are Victorian insertions. To the rear of this range is the earliest part of the building, a full height canted bay window with depressed 4-centred arched windows below and true 4-centred arched lights above, with ornately moulded architraves. Embattled parapet and low chamfered sills. This represents the bay at the dais end of a hall house. Right of this and of later date 2 bays with a new single light on each floor to left, and a Palladian window on each floor beyond, possibly removed from south elevation in C19. Rear of main range has chamfered 4-centred C16 or early Cl7 doorway to right with original oak panelled door, and full height Victorian canted bay window with mullioned and transomed lights. Embattled parapet and string-course across the entire facade. Gable and axial stacks. Inside, intricately wrought wood Tudor chimney piece, with grotesque figures etc., in main hall but probably re-sited from another room. 4-centred arched stone fireplace with Charles I fireback in another room. Victorian drawing room panelled in Cl7 or C18 style with some armorial glass.

Listing NGR: SK7418302640

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National Grid Reference: SK 74183 02640

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