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Boyers Lodge

A Grade II Listed Building in Leicester Forest East, Leicestershire

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Latitude: 52.6192 / 52°37'9"N

Longitude: -1.224 / 1°13'26"W

OS Eastings: 452635

OS Northings: 302662

OS Grid: SK526026

Mapcode National: GBR 8MJ.WXD

Mapcode Global: WHDJH.5FFD

Plus Code: 9C4WJQ9G+MC

Entry Name: Boyers Lodge

Listing Date: 23 February 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1307550

English Heritage Legacy ID: 188969

Location: Leicester Forest, Blaby, Leicestershire, LE3

County: Leicestershire

Civil Parish: Leicester Forest East

Built-Up Area: Leicester

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: Leicester Forest East

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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Boyer's Lodge


House. Early C17, with left bay rebuilt C19-C20, and early C18 rear wing.
Refurbished c.1985. Timber-frame with whitewashed brick infill is exposed in
right gable and is visible inside in original rear wall. Front is roughcast.
Granite rubble plinth. Rear wing is of narrow brick with burnt headers. Thatched-
roof, brick chimneys. Irregular T-plan. One storey and attic, 3-bay front.
Right bay have C20 3-light barred wooden casements, those to ground floor bowed,
those to attic in large thatch eyebrows. Ground floor of left bay has similar
2-light bowed window and C20 arched double doors. Gable ends and rear wing have
matching casements. C20 lean-to in angle to rear of right bays. Interior has
timber-framing with long tension braces in wall between left bays, and stop-
chamfered spine beams and joists. Thomas Boyer, one of the keepers of the Royal
Forest, is recorded in 1628 as one of several purchasers of Forest land. The
house is said to be of the only surviving keeper's lodge associated with Leicester
(John Nichols, History and Antiquities of the County of Leicester, 1775-1811,
Vol. IV, p.785).

Listing NGR: SK5263502662

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