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57-63, Swithland Lane

A Grade II Listed Building in Rothley, Leicestershire

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Latitude: 52.7101 / 52°42'36"N

Longitude: -1.1607 / 1°9'38"W

OS Eastings: 456797

OS Northings: 312824

OS Grid: SK567128

Mapcode National: GBR 8LN.1CF

Mapcode Global: WHDJ4.44JP

Entry Name: 57-63, Swithland Lane

Listing Date: 12 October 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1230391

English Heritage Legacy ID: 405217

Location: Rothley, Charnwood, Leicestershire, LE7

County: Leicestershire

District: Charnwood

Civil Parish: Rothley

Built-Up Area: Mountsorrel

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: Swithland St Leonard

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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Listing Text



6/116 Nos. 57 - 63 (odd)


Group of 4 cottages, formerly barn and farm buildings. c1800, converted early
C20. Conversion possibly by G.E. Clare. Red brick with small part granite
rubble stone and rendered brick. Swithland slate roof with brick ridge end
and side stacks, mostly ornamental with dentilled band. Conversion in the
English vernacular style. L plan, main range extending to rear, gable facing,
and wing projecting left. Main range faces right : two storeys of 8 1-3-light
casements with glazing bars. On ground floor, from left, wooden porch with
hipped roof, 2 side benches and part-glazed door (No. 61) within; 2-light
and 3-light casement; similar but long porch with rectangular bay projection
within (1-light 2 3-lights and 1-light) and similar doors (Nos. 57 and 59) and
benches at either end; and finally a 3-light mullion and transom window.
Cambered lintels overall. l½ storey lean-to on right end. Facing gable has
similar 4-light canted bay with 4-light casement over. Wing to left of one
storey with gable projecting on left. Here a 5-light casement with top lights
under a rounded arch. 2-light on right inner return and 6-light square bay
between the two gables. Door to rear. On rear of main range can be seen a
large blocked arch with cambered lintel, probably a doorway to the original
barn. These buildings formerly formed part of No. 65 (The Homestead, q.v.)
when Rothley Plain Farm. It was on the Rothley Temple estate which, at the
beginning of C20, was developed as Rothley Garden Suburb. The resident architect
was George E. Clare, M.S.A., who probably designed the conversion. These buildings
together with the outbuilding (q.v.) and No. 65 form an interesting group both
architecturally and historically. Rothley Garden Suburb, a brief description,
Rothley, 1909.

Listing NGR: SK5679712824

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