The Old Parsonage, 2 Loughborough Road, Mountsorrel (Grade II*)

Geo: 52.7307, -1.1406
Date ListedWed 1st June, 1966
CategoryStatutory Listed Building
AddressNo. 2 Loughborough Road Mountsorrel LE12 7AT
GradeGrade II*
Grid ReferenceSK5813015131
Volume, Map, Item260, 3, 23
Conservation AreaMountsorrel

House, dated 1788 mostly with late C19 rear. Red brick with elaborate stone dressings, bands, cornice and coped gables, and Welsh slate roof, hipped on side wings, with brick rear stacks. In Palladian style as if with 2 intersecting temple fronts, the inner and higher projecting slighting forward. Two and three storeys of five 6/6 sash windows, the centre first floor with 2 side lights, the glazing bars forming octagons. On 2nd floor two 6 pane swing windows. On ground floor a central doorcase with Adam style decoration, prominent bracketed hood, 6 panelled door and fanlight with decorated glazing bars. The decoration on the front is also Adam inspired. A double band has balusters between under the central windows. These have blank arches over with impost bands, the larger central arch, which runs through both ground and first floors, enriched with swags. Cornice band above the side windows. Central 3 storey section has modillion corniced pediment with urn and wheat ear garlands decoration in tympanum. Five urns on coping. Formerly the vicarage. Tablet on rear gable inscribed ?R.T.A. 1788? ?An exceptionally elegant late C18 brick house?. Pevsner.

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.