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Latitude: 52.6083 / 52°36'29"N
Longitude: -1.0931 / 1°5'35"W
OS Eastings: 461511
OS Northings: 301556
OS Grid: SK615015
Mapcode National: GBR FRV.KW
Mapcode Global: WHFKP.5PRR
Entry Name: Glebe House
Listing Date: 15 July 1999
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1387405
English Heritage Legacy ID: 475364
Location: Oadby and Wigston, Leicestershire, LE2
District: Oadby and Wigston
Town: Oadby and Wigston
Electoral Ward/Division: Oadby Grange
Built-Up Area: Leicester
Traditional County: Leicestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire
Church of England Parish: Oadby St Peter and St Paul
Church of England Diocese: Leicester
SK 60 SW OADBY GLEBE ROAD
(West side), Stoneygate
House. 1907, by Ralph Waldo Bedingfield of Leicester for Duncan Henderson, a shoe manufacturer. Mid C20 alterations. Red brick, with ashlar dressings and gabled and hipped Westmorland slate roofs. Prominent side wall and ridge stacks. Eclectic style, primarily Renaissance Revival. Coped gables, ornamented lead gutters and brackets. Windows have mainly original leaded glazing. 2 storeys: 3 x 3 bays. Balanced entrance front has projecting central gabled porch, 2 storeys, with segmental arched portico with octagonal columns in antis. Above, a canted wooden bay window. To right, a small window, then a canted bay window, 2 storeys, with segment headed cross casements below and mullioned casements above. To left, a projecting gabled bay with a canted wooden bay window under a hipped canopy. Above, a canted stone oriel window, 3 lights, set cornerwise. Left return has a substantial side-wall stack with crowstepped shoulders supporting a coped stack set diagonally. To left, a projecting bay with a square wooden bay window with flat roof, and above, a 3-light casement. Beyond, a setback bay with a flat roofed verandah on square posts, covering glazed double doors with skylights. Right return has a bay window, 2 storeys, L-plan, with cross-casements on each floor, set in the return angle with the service wing. Above, an arched side wall stack. To right, a single storey projection covering an elongated porch. Garden front has central courtyard, flanked to right by a hipped wing with timber-framed corner stair window. Projecting billiard room has segment-headed mullioned window, 4 lights, and gabled clerestory roof. Right return has segment-arched French window and sidelights, on the site of the conservatory. To left, hipped service wing with canted bay window under conical roof to right. Coped central stack flanked by box dormers. INTERIOR: Entrance has half-glazed door with original patterned stained glass. Entrance hall and stairwell has half-glazed inner door and wooden open-well stair with square-turned balusters and square newels. Cornice on ground floor. Stair window with heavy wooden mullions and transoms, and patterned stained glass. Dining room has cornice, panelled ceiling and moulded stone fireplace; morning room and drawing room have similar cornices and renewed fireplaces. All have segmental arches to the bay windows. Billiard room has coved ceiling with panelled lantern roof, with patterned stained glass to ground floor side window and rooflights. Adjoining card room has a wide opening framed by square wooden Ionic columns under a dentillated cornice, and a railed balustrade with square piers. Card room has an original panelled wooden fireplace and overmantel. Both rooms have dentillated picture rails and window cornices. Service rooms have original glazed fitted cupboards and drawers. Service stair has stick balusters. First floor has plain rooms, one at the rear with an original corniced fireplace and overmantel, and fitted cupboards. Most rooms have original 5-panel doors and door furniture. This building is a good example of the high quality housing typical of Leicester's middle-class suburbs in the late C19 and early C20. References: H Boynton & G Pitches Desirable Locations: Leicester's middle class suburbs 1880-1920.
Listing NGR: SK6151101556
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