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List Entry Summary

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

Name: BUNNY HALL

List Entry Number: 1249018

Location

BUNNY HALL, BUNNY HALL DRIVE

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

County: Nottinghamshire
District: Rushcliffe
District Type: District Authority
Parish: Bunny

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 14-May-1952

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


Legacy System Information

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System: LBS

UID: 430433


Asset Groupings

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List Entry Description

Summary of Building

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

BUNNY BUNNY HALL DRIVE
SK 52 NE (west side)

7/28 Bunny Hall
14.5.52
G.V. I

Large country house. Rebuilt c.1720 by Sir Thomas Parkyns of
Bunny Hall to his own designs, late C18 south front, east
entrance front begun early C19, but still not complete late C19.
Red brick, some blue brick, render, ashlar dressings. Slate
roof. North front by Sir Thomas Parkyns of red brick stretchers
and blue brick headers. Set on a chamfered ashlar plinth. 3
storeys, the top storey being a large semi-circular pediment
supported at the angles by single ashlar Ionic pilasters which
are surmounted by single arched ashlar niches. The pediment with
blue brick diapering has an ashlar band and corbel table
separating it from the floor below. Over is a 2 stage belvedere
with wide embattlements and wrought iron railings extending
between. Chamfered ashlar quoins to the front and flush ashlar
quoins to the rear. 5 bays. Projecting from the single second
left and second right bays are 2 large buttresses with ashlar
faces, quoins and bands. Ground floor of each buttress has a
single pointed blind arch with brick infill, impost blocks and
keystone. The keystone supports 2 projecting ashlar blocks with
inscription extending over. The right side of the right buttress
has a single arched recess. Between the 2 buttresses is a single
storey lean-to with slate roof and single glazing bar sash. In
the single far left bay is a single storey, single projecting bay
with hipped slate roof and single casement. In the single far
right bay is a single recessed blind panel with segmental arched
ashlar surround and keystone, the panel now with doorway. Above
is a single central similar panel now with glazing bar fixed
light. The buttresses each have single arched recesses and are
stepped over. To the right and left are single similar panels,
but under round arched heads. The central 3 bays of the pediment
project, having single central large ashlar achievement of arms
flanked by chamfered quoins and ashlar strips. The tower above
has a single blank square brick panel with ashlar surround
containing a single central round recessed panel also with ashlar
surround. Over is a single round arched recessed panel with
ashlar surround and keystone. The left and right sides each have
a single similarly arched panel to each stage with further ashlar
decorations. The rear of 3 stages has a single casement in
similarly arched surround with large sundial over with ashlar
surround and cornice and single similarly arched casement above.
West front by Sir Thomas Parkyns. Red brick stretchers, blue
brick headers. 2 storeys, 5 bays, the left single bay being 3
storeys with chamfered ashlar quoins to the top floor. Remainder
with ashlar parapet, under, and extending across the 3 storey
bay, is a single ashlar band supported on ashlar corbel table.
Flanking this front are single ashlar Ionic pilasters, that on
the left surmounted by a single arched ashlar niche. That on the
right with chamfered ashlar quoins and arched brick niche to
base. Low chamfered plinth. 3 low glazing bar casements in
segmental arched ashlar surrounds with keystones, to the right is
a single similar opening now part blocked with doorway with part
glazed door and single glazing bar casement above with ashlar
sill. On the far right is a single blocked segmental arched
doorway. Above are 4 large glazing bar casements under round
arched heads with ashlar surrounds and keystones. There is a
single central small glazing bar casement. The top floor has a
single small glazing bar casement in similar segmental arched
ashlar surround. The narrow right wall of this front with single
stack and similar parapet and corbel table has a single blind
ashlar oeil de boeuf. To the right of the west front, set back,
is a render over red brick wing. The ashlar coped parapet has an
ashlar band extending under and rising from the parapet are 2
stacks, that on the right with 3 octagonal ashlar shafts. Two
and a half storeys, 2 bays. Single casement, to the right under
a hipped roof is a single storey single projecting bay with
single tripartite glazing bar casement. Above is a single
tripartite glazing bar casement and to the right a single smaller
glazing bar casement. On the top floor are 2 small glazing bar
casements. South front of render over red brick with ashlar
dressings has an ashlar coped parapet with an ashlar band
extending under. 3 ashlar stacks 2 with 4 shafts, the third
with single shaft. Set on a plinth. First and second floor
bands. Two and a half storeys, 6 bays. The second, third and
fourth bays from the right are slightly set back. The 2 left and
single right bays are gabled, the right single bay with 2 storey
canted bay. All openings apart from those of the canted bay with
eared ashlar architraves. Under first and second floor windows
are raised blind panels. All windows with casements. Apex of
each gabled bay has single blind arrow loop. East/entrance front
with C19 open porte cochere with rusticated piers, cornice and
parapet with blind raised panels. Inner doorway with double
door, glazing bar maginal lights and overlights. Rear of Thomas
Parkyns wing with single similar Ionic pilaster to right angle
with arched ashlar niche over. Chamfered ashlar quoins to the
left corner of single right bay and similar ashlar band and
corbel table. This bay having sloping ashlar coped parapet. 4
glazing bar sashes in segmental arched ashlar surrounds with
keystones. To the left are further openings, to the right of the
pilaster is a single storey single bay wing with doorway. Above
are 4 glazing bar casements in similar round arched surrounds.
The left 3 bays are set back. To the left are further openings
including a Venetian stair light. Interior partially inspected,
has, at the south west corner on the first floor, 3 rooms with
ex-situ late C17 or early C18 bolection moulded panelling
covering most of the walls. South front with C19 fireplaces to
ground floor rooms. Former list records reproduction Cl?
staircase, this not inspected.


Listing NGR: SK5842429594


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Map

National Grid Reference: SK 58424 29594


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