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IoE Number: 191279
Location: THE HALL, THEDDINGWORTH ROAD (south east side)
  HUSBANDS BOSWORTH, HARBOROUGH, LEICESTERSHIRE
Photographer: Mr Andy Haigh
Date Photographed: 14 August 2001
Date listed: 21 July 1951
Date of last amendment: 18 March 1987
Grade II*

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HUSBANDS BOSWORTHSP68 SWTHEDDINGWORTH ROAD (South EastSide)8/58

HUSBANDS BOSWORTH SP68 SW THEDDINGWORTH ROAD (South East Side) 8/58 Bosworth Hall (Previously listed as "The Hall") 21. 7. 51. II* Country House. now 2 dwellings.It is in two distinct parts: The earliest is Tudor, but itself probably incorporates an earlier core and the latter part is of c1790, the two are linked by a Victorian Gothick wing of c1870 when the old hall was restored. The old hall is brick with plain tiled roof with cresting which dates from the Victorian restoration. It presents a range of five gables, the outer two project as wings and all are 2½ stories high. The right hand gable appears detached from the main range as if it had at some time been reduced in size. It has three light mullioned windows with small panes and stone architraves and hood moulds which, in common with all other windows in the main facade, are Victorian, though possibly copies of what they replaced. In the gable apexes a blind older window with cambered brick head and an oculus beneath it. The three central gables are similarly detailed with older window heads visible in the attics and stone mullioned windows below. Some of these contain C18 to C19 armorial glass medallions in the leaded glazing. Two windows at first floor level beneath outer gables. Existing doorway to left of central gable: A round headed archway with stone architrave and hood moulds in Victorian Gothick style. A similar doorway, blocked and now a window in the Gothick style is in the right hand gable. To the left another gable was added c1870. It has a large ground floor window with mullions and transoms and armorial glass with stone hood mould and brick relieving arch. The upper window is pierced through an ashlar architrave. Polychrome decoration in the brickwork. In the rear wall of the righthand gabled wing, a queen post and strut truss is visible and set back from this there is an additional rear wing as a continuation of the second gable. This also contains traces of timber work. On this side elevation another wing is at right angles to these, it is also of old brickwork with dark headers so possibly is also part of the original house. It contains three light wood mullioned windows. Axial stacks to old hall. Victorian Gothick bay with triple lancets pierced in ashlar architrave links the old hall with the Georgian block. This range, which faces south east, is a massive three storeys and five bays: A central canted portico with stone Ionic columns and 16 - light sash windows to ground floor, 12 lights above, all with flat arched gauged brick heads. A further bay to the right is a Victorian addition, with a full height canted bay window with full height sashes. Moulded eaves cornice. Slate roof recessed behind parapet. Axial stacks. Inside, the old hall contains substantial remnants of an even earlier timber framed building including one cruck blade raised on a stone plinth, and various posts and braces of a box framed building, perhaps C15. There is also a chamfered stone fireplace bressumer which bears no relation to the existing plan. It is panelled throughout with C18 woodwork. Some attractive Victorian features including an internal window which depicts the Aesops fables in the stained glass. The new hall has a series of fine plastered door cases and cornices in the Adam style and a cantilevered stair top lit by a lantern.

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