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Leighton Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Leighton and Eaton Constantine, Shropshire

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1055268

English Heritage Legacy ID: 258883

Location: Leighton and Eaton Constantine, Shropshire, SY5

County: Shropshire

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

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Listing Text


SJ 60 NW

Leighton Hall


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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