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Wistow Hall, Including Flats, And, in Wing, Brown's Flat, Dairy Cottage, Laundry Cottage, Brew House, Forge Cottage

A Grade II* Listed Building in Wistow, Leicestershire

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Latitude: 52.5565 / 52°33'23"N

Longitude: -1.055 / 1°3'18"W

OS Eastings: 464162

OS Northings: 295822

OS Grid: SP641958

Mapcode National: GBR 9PV.Q2X

Mapcode Global: VHCT2.N0LJ

Entry Name: Wistow Hall, Including Flats, And, in Wing, Brown's Flat, Dairy Cottage, Laundry Cottage, Brew House, Forge Cottage

Listing Date: 19 October 1951

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1061546

English Heritage Legacy ID: 191140

Location: Wistow, Harborough, Leicestershire, LE8

County: Leicestershire

District: Harborough

Civil Parish: Wistow

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: Wistow St Wistan

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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Listing Text

Wistow Hall,including flats,
SP 69 NW
19.10.51 and, in wing, Brown's Flat,
Dairy Cottage, Laundry Cottage,
Brew House, Forge Cottage.
Country house, now 11 dwellings. Early C17, with later C18 alterations,
remodelled c1815. Colourwashed rendered brick and Swithland slate hipped roof
with colourwashed rendered ridge and truncated side stacks. Plinth and
parapet. H plan. Entrance front of 2.1/2 storeys of 7 6/6 sash windows, 3
in recessed centre. 5 3/3 sash dormers. On ground floor 2 6/6 sashes on each
wing and 1 storey addition filling central section. Flat roof with low
parapet. A 9/9 sash either side a French window/door with top lights. On the
corners of each wing an octagonal turret buttress with stepped plinth and
octagonal low conical roof. On left end the garden front with further 6/6 and
2/2 sashes. On left a ground floor bow window with 3 2/2 sashes and on right
a 2 storey bow window with 3 2/2 sashes both floors. On right end a 1.1/2
storey wing with mainly C20 2-light wooden mullion and transom windows.
Cambered brick lintels with keystones. Band and moulded brick eaves.
Formerly outbuildings, this wing was converted to dwellings mid C20. Inside
main range, in the Entrance Hall, a coved ceiling with later C18 stucco work.
Above this is said to be the C17 roof. Staircase with later C18 wrought-iron
balustrade. C17 panelling, some probably reset. Stone doorway with Tudor
arch. Wistow was bought in 1603 by the Halford family and the basic house is
probably of this period. Alterations, including the formation of the
Staircase Hall, were made in the later C18. The remodelling c1815 included
the formation of the corner turret buttresses and the entrance vestibule.
Charles I stayed at Wistow before the Battle of Naseby and he and Prince
Rupert left their saddles here when changing horses on their flight after the
battle. They are preserved in the house.

Listing NGR: SP6416295822

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