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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1061724



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Leicestershire

District: Harborough

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Scraptoft

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 19-Oct-1951

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 190739

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SK60 NW 1/81 19.10.51

SCRAPTOFT CHURCH HILL (East Side) Scraptoft Hall


Country house, part of Leicester Polytechnic at time of listing. Dated 1723, but with C17 core, and rear wing of 1896. Ashlar entrance front, otherwise rendered and whitewashed elevations with stone dressings and quoins and parapetted and Swithland slate roofs. Rendered ridge and side stacks only visible on rear wing. Fine entrance front of 3 storeys and basement of 5 6/6 sash windows. Moulded stone frames with keystones and aprons. Central 2nd floor window has rounded arch. On ground floor up a flight of 6 stone steps the central painted moulded stone doorcase. Keystone, and open curved pediment supported on carved consoles. 8-panelled door and overlight, the glazing bars forming a fanlight. To either side a giant order reaching to top of 1st floor. A single fluted Corinthian pilaster with entablature. .Above this a pilaster strip continues to parapet. This curves up slightly at the central section and at the corners. Here rusticated quoins as if a pilaster strip. To right of doorway, in basement, a pair of 1-light windows, otherwise blocked openings. Garden front, to right, is similar but with rendered elevation and no giant order. To right the 1896 1 storey wing with canted bay and 6/9 sashes. The left front is similar to the garden front but the stone frames to the windows have cambered tops. Here also a large C20 rounded bay window. Inside are a black and white marble floor in the entrance hall, a probably contemporary oak staircase with turned balusters (3 to the tread), C18 panelling, and C17 stone fireplaces (with four-centred arches) and stone mullion window, probably from the earlier house. Scraptoft Hall was 'built, or rather, considerably enlarged' by Letetia, widow of Sir Edward Wigley. V.C.H., Vol. V and Pevsner.

Listing NGR: SK6484705654

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Page, W , The Victoria History of the County of Leicester, (1964)
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Leicestershire and Rutland, (1960)

National Grid Reference: SK 64847 05654


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