|Date Listed||Mon 2nd July, 1951|
|Category||Statutory Listed Building|
|Address||No. 54 (The Old Rectory) Main Street Cossington LE7 4UU|
|Volume, Map, Item||260, 7, 11|
House. Late C15, C16, C18 and early C19. Granite rubble stone with quoins and stone dressings and timber framing with rough cast nogging. Swithland slate twin span and other roofs (Welsh slate to rear of 2nd span) with brick end and side stacks. Two storeys, 5 ranges: centre right of late C15/early C16, left of early C19, 2nd span to rear of late C18, cross wing on right of late C16 of very elaborate timber framing, and wing behind this with rough cast walls, perhaps late medieval in origin. Range centre right has central part projecting stack with immediately to right a two storey canted bay with stone mullions and transoms: 2:4:2 lights. Leaded lights. Hoodmould to ground floor. 1st floor lights have cusped heads, Y tracery and crenellated transom. Parapet over with a frieze of shields in quatrefoils and battlements above. Small dormer door behind. To left two 2 light leaded casements, one with top lights, over door and overlight within rounded arch, and similar 2 light with top lights. Left range has, on both floors, a 4 light stone mullion window with leaded sashes and hoodmould. On left end a similar 2 light window and 2 light casement over. Rear range has two storeys of five 2 light mullion and transom windows, though 6/6 sashes replace those in the 2 ground floor windows to left. Central doorcase with 6 panelled door (the 4 upper panels glazed), fanlight and canopy on brackets. Stone dressings and eaves cornice. The cross wing on right of front also of two storeys, the small square panels ornamented with quatrefoils, curved braces and the initials I.A.E. Inside are moulded ceiling beams and late C18 staircase. Formerly the Rectory. 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.