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Chapel and Ruins of Mansion

A Grade II* Listed Building in Newtown Linford, Leicestershire

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Latitude: 52.6866 / 52°41'11"N

Longitude: -1.2111 / 1°12'39"W

OS Eastings: 453426

OS Northings: 310174

OS Grid: SK534101

Mapcode National: GBR 8LS.DNN

Mapcode Global: WHDJ3.CQJQ

Entry Name: Chapel and Ruins of Mansion

Listing Date: 1 June 1966

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1074677

English Heritage Legacy ID: 189075

Location: Newtown Linford, Charnwood, Leicestershire, LE6

County: Leicestershire

District: Charnwood

Civil Parish: Newtown Linford

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: Newtown Linford

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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Listing Text

SK 51 SW
3/24 Chapel and ruins
of mansion
Chapel and ruins of mansion begun c1490. Diapered red brick with stone
dressings. Chapel has brick plinth with stone moulding, moulded stone
band, brick dentilled eaves and renewed Swithland slate roof, gable
facing. In gable end a large 6 x 4 leaded light mullion and transom window
with hood mould. 2 blocked windows left side. Inside 2 arched cross
beams, bricked floor, 1719 slate floor slab, and fine alabaster tomb,
possibly restored, of Henry Baron Grey of Groby, d. 1614, and his wife
Ann. Recumbent effigies. Tomb-chest in recess, flanked by columns and
carrying an entablature with achievement and supporters. Strapwork
decoration. Surrounding chapel the mansion ruins with 4 towers, 1 square,
3 polygonal, and 3 remaining to 2 storey height. 1 wall of Great Hall
remains with stone moulded frames of large windows. Mansion begun and
mostly built by Thomas Grey, 1st Marquis of Dorset, great grandfather of
Lady Jane Grey, whose childhood home this was. In 1547 Sir William
Cavendish and Bess of Hardwick married in chapel. The park setting
is a very impressive example of the ancient form of deer park with hills,
gnarled and knotted trees and a stream running through its valley
centre. Scheduled ancient monument. Plan in Forsyth, M., The History
of Bradgate, Bradgate Park Trust, Leicester, 1974.

Listing NGR: SK5342610174

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