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The Key House

A Grade II Listed Building in Castle Donington, Leicestershire

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Latitude: 52.8399 / 52°50'23"N

Longitude: -1.3425 / 1°20'33"W

OS Eastings: 444385

OS Northings: 327137

OS Grid: SK443271

Mapcode National: GBR 7HB.WZN

Mapcode Global: WHDH8.BWY7

Plus Code: 9C4WRMQ4+XX

Entry Name: The Key House

Listing Date: 7 December 1962

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1101468

English Heritage Legacy ID: 358124

Location: Castle Donington, North West Leicestershire, Leicestershire, DE74

County: Leicestershire

Civil Parish: Castle Donington

Built-Up Area: Castle Donington

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: Castle Donington St Edward the King and Martyr

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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Castle Donington


SK 4427-4527
(west side)
9/77 No 20 (The Key House)

House. Dated TR 1636 on gable to front right. Left bay completely rebuilt or
added C18-C19, with later date of HRT 1899 on front gable. Porch is dated 1595
and was probably an early re-sited addition to original house. C17 rear wing of
different build to front. All much refurbished C20 and dated WFM 1953-81 on
right gable end. Hanging beside each date is a key. Right bays and rear wing
are timber framed with diagonal braces and large rectangular panels of white-
washed brick and plaster infill. Many of the timbers have C20 grained coating.
Left bay and parts of rear wing rebuilt in whitewashed brick. High stone base,
C20 tiled roof, whitewashed render chimneys. L-plan. 2 storeys and cellar. 3
bays, the front with 2 wide gables. Right bays have C20 3-light leaded case-
ments. Left bay has 3 similar single lights to each floor, and cellar window
with chamfered stone surround. Between right bays is a 2-storey timber-framed
gabled porch with high stone base and single light windows. Upper storey is
jettied on 3 sides, with ornamental timbering to front and close diagonal stud-
ding to sides. Original front doorway is blocked, as is former doorway
immediately to right. Present entry in rear wing. Interior has chamfered spine
beams the centre bay with stops and stop-chamfered joists. Right bay has
different floor levels to remainder, and altered fireplace with bread oven at
rear. Front wing has trusses with raking struts; rear wing has queen strut
trusses with collars.

Listing NGR: SK4438127142

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