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Limehurst House, Bridge Street, Loughborough (Grade II)

Geo: 52.7751, -1.2077
Date ListedThu 13th June, 2002
CategoryStatutory Listed Building
AddressLimehurst House Bridge Street Loughborough LE11 1NH
GradeGrade II
Grid ReferenceSK5354620018
LBS489545
Volume, Map, Item261, 0, 10023
ParishLoughborough
WardLoughborough Lemyngton
Conservation AreaChurch Gate
DescriptionHouse. Early 19th century with mid 19th century and 20th century additions and alterations. Rendered brick with hipped and gabled slate roofs and various rendered ridge end stacks. Flat roofs to 20th century additions. Three storeys with single storey additons. L-plan originally, with central staircase to entrance front, now extended, three storey main range. Front is a three window range at first floor of triple 2/2:6/6:2/2 unhorned sashes with moulded architraves and central 6/6 sash with moulded hood on brackets. Similar 1/1:3/3:1/1 unhorned sashes with moulded architraves and central 3/3 sash on second floor. On ground floor are 20th century French windows either side a central wooden doorcase with open pediment and six panel door with fanlight. On right a two window range of sashes to the upper floors, those to the left blind, with a French window and glazed door and window on the ground floor. These last are set within basket-arched recesses. Behind is a mid 19th century addition with stone canted bay. Doors and various windows to left and rear including one first floor 6/6 sash. INTERIOR - Stick baluster staircase from ground floor to attic. Six and four panel doors mostly survive on all floors. Original fireplaces in the three attic rooms, one mid 19th century fireplace on first floor, otherwise fireplaces are blocked or 20th century. Ceiling cornices in some rooms and in rear right ground floor room a coved ceiling with plasterwork rose and border. Cellar rooms under the front range have shallow vaulted ceilings and stone walls in part. Roof has roughly hewn tie beams and purlins. Although this house has been extended and altered many features survive from the early and mid 19th century.

The description above describes the salient features of the building as it was at the date of listing. It is given in order to aid identification; it is not intended to be either comprehensive or exclusive.

Statutory Listing covers all parts of the property and its curtilage, ie all internal and external elements whether described or not.

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