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Latitude: 52.6425 / 52°38'32"N
Longitude: -2.5744 / 2°34'27"W
OS Eastings: 361231
OS Northings: 305123
OS Grid: SJ612051
Mapcode National: GBR BR.6QXN
Mapcode Global: WH9D7.FVB3
Entry Name: Leighton Hall
Listing Date: 29 January 1952
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1055268
English Heritage Legacy ID: 258883
Location: Leighton and Eaton Constantine, Shropshire, SY5
Civil Parish: Leighton and Eaton Constantine
Traditional County: Shropshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire
Church of England Parish: Leighton-under-Wrekin St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Lichfield
LEIGHTON AND EATON CONSTANTINE C.P.
SJ 60 NW
Country house. 1778, probably incorporating parts of an earlier house,
considerably extended and re-modelled 1887-8 by W. Bowdler of Shrewsbury
for T.F. Kynnersley. Red brick with ashlar dressings and rusticated
angle quoins, plain tile hipped roof behind coped eaves parapet, red
brick ridge and end stacks. 2 storeys and attics; south front: now
the main entrance front; 3:2:3 bays with full-height canted bay
projections to left and right, glazing bar sashes with segmental
heads (glazing bars removed to bottom of windows on ground floor);
late C19 classical-style portico linking canted bays has an arcade of
3 elliptical arches, surmounted by balustrade with pedimented Kynnersley
coat-of-arms to centre; 2 late C18 lead downpipes in angles with
canted bays; left and right returns each have 2 late C19 canted bay
projections similar to C18 canted bays on front. Late C18 service
range to rear includes 2-storey rectangular hip-roofed block with
top-lit pavilion; long 2-storey 8-bay late C19 and C20 range behind.
An inscription to right of late C19 glazed doors to south front records
the re-building of the house for T.F. Kynnersley. Interior: considerably
altered and re-modelled 1887-8; oak staircase said to be of this date
but the rectangular oak panelling re-used in the entrance hall is
probably C17 or earlier (see also the cock's head hinges to the panelled
inner door); Jacobean wooden overmantel in room to right of entrance
has been brought from elsewhere and there are said to be panelled
bedrooms on first floor; late C18 shutters to windows of right-hand
canted bay on south front. There is a photograph of the house before 1887-8
onp.95 of Peter Reid's Burke's and Savill's Guide to Country Houses,
Vol. II (1980); Francis Leach, The Country Seats of Shropshire (1891),
Pp.201-3; B.o.E., p.165.
Listing NGR: SJ6123105123
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