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© Mr Geoffrey R Hood LRPS, CPAGB

IoE Number: 273904
Location: LOXLEY HALL,
Photographer: Mr Geoffrey R Hood LRPS, CPAGB
Date Photographed: 18 May 2004
Date listed: 10 January 1953
Date of last amendment: 10 January 1953
Grade II*

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SK 03 SE UTTOXETER RURAL C.P. LOXLEY PARK 6/196 10/1/53 Loxley Hall GV II* Country house, now school. Early C19 remodelling of an earlier house. Ashlar, and plaster lined as ashlar; hipped slate roofs; ashlar ridge stacks. 3 storeys, reduced proportions to second floor, moulded eaves cornice and low parapet; 3:5:3 bays, slightly recessed centre flanked by wings, glazing bar sashes, sill band to first-floor windows, outer ground-floor windows are set within round-headed recesses, inner ground-floor windows have moulded archi- traves and cornice hoods, central first-floor window has moulded architrave and bracketed pediment; central 6-panelled, 2-leaf door with 2 blind panels over, moulded architrave and bracketed hood, 3- bay Tuscan portico prostyle. Set-back 2-storey, single-bay link to left in front of 3-storey, 3-bay service wing and attached to single-storey, 6-bay flat-roofed extension. East front: 3 storeys with moulded eaves cornice and low-parapet; 3:5:3 bays, central recessed block flanked by 2 wings, glazing bar sashes, sill band to first floor windows; central 6-panelled, 2-leaf door with overlight containing radiating glazing bars, moulded architrave and reeded brackets to cornice hood, C20 door to left hand bar of central block. Interior: Early C18 open-well staircase with barley sugar twist balusters, scrolled and foliated brackets, ramped and wreathed hand rail. Hall: Jacobean wall panelling and frieze with armorial bearings dated 1607; lower end of room has a balustraded gallery carried on Ionic columns, upper end has a Jacobean fireplace surround incorporating Corinthian columns on pedestals, decorated with strapwork and the coat of arms of James I; decorative plaster ceiling and frieze. Master Bedroom: Divided by fluted columns of square Section carrying a 3-centred arch with keystone, and egg and dart moulding; Greek key frieze at mid-wall height. Formerly the home of the Kynnersley family.

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