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The Old House

A Grade II Listed Building in Littlethorpe, Leicestershire

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Latitude: 52.5685 / 52°34'6"N

Longitude: -1.2025 / 1°12'9"W

OS Eastings: 454148

OS Northings: 297034

OS Grid: SP541970

Mapcode National: GBR 8N4.W8S

Mapcode Global: WHDJP.HPLT

Plus Code: 9C4WHQ9W+9X

Entry Name: The Old House

Listing Date: 13 October 1952

Last Amended: 23 February 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1074725

English Heritage Legacy ID: 188987

Location: Narborough, Blaby, Leicestershire, LE19

County: Leicestershire

District: Blaby

Civil Parish: Narborough

Built-Up Area: Littlethorpe

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: Narborough All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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SP 59 NW
No 16 (The Old House)
13.10.52 (formerly listed as
Littlethorpe House Farm-


House. Of 2 C16 builds with c.1930s fenestration. Timber-frame with close
studding to front and right side of upper storey. Main left wing has curved
braces, right wing has curved tension braces. Whitewashed brick and plaster
infill, thatched roof, whitewashed brick chimneys to centre and to front right
corner of cross wing. L-plan, with projecting gabled cross wing to right.
2 storeys. Left wing is of 3 bays with C20 barred wooden casements, mostly of
3 lights but with 2-light to first floor centre and single metal casement to
ground floor left. C20 door to right with flat wooden hood on shaped brackets.
2-bay cross wing has 3-light casements to front, the lower wooden, the upper
leaded. Upper storey is jettied to front on beam ends, with moulded brackets
to either side and renewed corner posts carried down to ground. C19 whitewashed
brick extensions to rear of cross wing. Interior: cross wing has queen strut
trusses whereas left wing has raking queen post trusses with principal rafters
set in from ends of tie-beams; heavy floor joists, those in left wing re-used
and part smoke-blackened; left bay part rebuilt with C20 floor. House said to
have been built 1560s for John Bent (Roy Millward, A History of Leicestershire
and Rutland, 1985, p.72), but left wing may incorporate timbers of an older hall.

Listing NGR: SP5414897034

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