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Old Hall

Hob Uid: 921164
Location :
Leicestershire
Hinckley and Bosworth
Groby
Grid Ref : SK5240007590
Summary : Mid-late C15th and later manor house restored in 1858 surviving as a roofed building. Contemporay brick-built dovecote.
More information : (SK 5240 0759) Old Hall (NAT) (1)

The old Manor House of the Greys at Groby was built (in stone)
before 1446 (when a baptism in the Chapel is recorded) and was
to some extent rebuilt in brick in the later 15th c. It was a
farm-house in 1911. (2-6)

Old Hall is restored and now a private residence, but retains much
of its original character (photo).To its south,at SK 5238 0757 is a
large brick-built tower-like Dovecote (photo).
See survey attached to SK 50 NW 1. (7)

II* Old Hall, Markfield Road

Early C.16-early C.17. The earlier parts are those of red brick
with black brick diaper work. Right hand part. One storey, red
brick, 4 centred stone entrance door. Capped parapet. Portion to
left of this, two storey and gabled attic. Tower like portion
of stone and brick. Three-light stone window, on ground and first
floors. Pointed single-light window in gable. To left of this and
of similar height, is a wide, gabled portion with a large stone
window on ground floor, 3 lights, transomed; 6-light mullion
and transom window over. Gable of brick with three-light window.
Part to left again is of two storeys, brick, one three-light
mullioned window each floor, then a one storey brick part and a
two storey brick tower with garage doors to parts of each.
Then a one storey brick part, then a three storey tower of
brick with pyramidal slate roof. Single-light window with dripmould.
The one storey portions mentioned have slate roofs which slope up
to a ruined red brick back wall. The rear elevation is now composed
largely of ruined Tudor brick former internal walls with blocked
stone doorways on upper floor etc. Rear part of house proper is
partly of stone with various windows, part to left with one pointed
window on ground floor and a three-light above. The building is a
highly picturesque structure of the Tudor period.

Interior. Not seen but probably has several features of interest
visible besides timbered ceilings and old fireplaces hidden behind
later work.

History. Originally the home of the Grey family of Groby, and
associated with Lady Jane Grey. The manor courts were formerly held
in the room called the old hall. (8)

Old Hall, Groby. The outer parts of mid or late C15th brick. The centre of stone may well be part of the outer buildings of Groby Castle (see SK 50 NW 1). The main range, restored in 1858 has a late C16 gabled stone centre of two parallel blocks. (9)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1930
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Memories of Old Leicestershire 1911 103-6 (A Dryden)
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : VCH Leicestershire Vol 1 1907 266-7
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Source : Annotated Record Map
Source details : Corr 6" (M P Dare) udtd
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Trans Leicestershire Archaeol Soc 15 1927-8 196 206
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Trans Leicestershire Archaeol Soc 9 1904-5 118 9
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Source Number : 7
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 RLBW 23-JUN-53
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Source Number : 8
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : MHLG Prov List Market Bosworth R.D, Leic, Dec 1960, 7-8.
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Source Number : 9
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Pevsner N (revised by E Williamson) 1984. Buildings of England : Leicestershire and Rutland 2nd Edition. 170-1. Penguin: London
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date :
Monument End Date :
Monument Start Date : 1500
Monument Type : Manor House, Dovecote
Evidence : Extant Building

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SK 50 NW 2
External Cross Reference Notes :

Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 921163
Relationship type : Is referred to by
Associated Monuments : 1050477
Relationship type : Is referred to by

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SK 50 NW 2
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1953-06-23
End Date : 1953-06-23
Associated Activities : Primary, LAND AT NEWTOWN LINFORD LANE
Activity type : EVALUATION
Start Date : 2007-01-01
End Date : 2007-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, LAND AT NEWTOWN LINFORD LANE
Activity type : EVALUATION
Start Date : 2007-01-01
End Date : 2007-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, GROBY OLD HALL
Activity type : ARCHITECTURAL SURVEY
Start Date : 2009-01-01
End Date : 2009-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, CHURCH OF SS PHILIP AND JAMES, GROBY
Activity type : WATCHING BRIEF
Start Date : 2009-01-01
End Date : 2009-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, GROBY OLD HALL (TIME TEAM)
Activity type : EVALUATION
Start Date : 2010-01-01
End Date : 2010-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, GROBY OLD HALL, MARKFIELD ROAD
Activity type : WATCHING BRIEF
Start Date : 2011-01-01
End Date : 2011-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, GROBY OLD HALL FARM
Activity type : ARCHITECTURAL SURVEY
Start Date : 2011-01-01
End Date : 2011-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, GROBY OLD HALL, MARKFIELD ROAD
Activity type : DENDROCHRONOLOGICAL SURVEY
Start Date : 2011-01-01
End Date : 2012-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, GROBY OLD HALL FARM
Activity type : WATCHING BRIEF
Start Date : 2011-01-01
End Date : 2011-12-31