Prestwold Hall , Prestwold (Grade I)
|Date Listed||Mon 9th July, 1951|
|Category||Statutory Listed Building|
|Address||Prestwold Hall Prestwold Hall Prestwold LE12 5SQ|
|Volume, Map, Item||87, 1, 54|
Hall, now largely as remodelled by William Burn in 1842-4 but incorporating a mid C18 H-plan house which influenced Burn?s plan and choice of style, and possibly fragments of something earlier still. Prestwold is of interest as one of Burn?s earlier English commissions, and one of his few houses in a classical style. All that is now visible is his work, in an elegantly wrought classical. The earlier brick house has been replaced and extended using Ancaster stone, ashlar throughout with angle quoins, sill courses and a modillion eaves cornice with balustraded parapets. The entrance (west) front is 3 storeys, 3-3-3, with the central bays recessed. In the centre is a projecting porte cochere, Roman Doric with 4 columns, triglyph frieze and cornice. Beneath this a doorway and pair of flanking windows with moulded stone aprons, all with semi circular arched heads. The central 1st floor windows of the projecting outer bays have pediments supported on consoles, and the ground floor windows have consoles supporting sills, and moulded aprons. All windows are sashes in shouldered architraves. To the left, a Doric collonade leads to the return wall of the stable yard and its entrance, ashlar, a shallow arch with projecting keystone, cornice and balustraded parapet above. The flanking wall is relieved by projecting pilasters, and a plain frieze and cornice.
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.