Hospital Farmhouse, Muston
English Heritage List Entry Number: 1075103
Heritage Category: Listing Grade: II
Location: HOSPITAL FARMHOUSE, MUSTON, Melton, Leicestershire
Farmhouse. Early C17 with early C19 additions. Coursed ironstone C17 block, remainder of brick. Pantiled roofs. C17 house of 2 storeys in 3 bays, the east bay now incorporated into C19 addition. South front has projecting full height porch under sloping roof. Arched entrance below moulded hood. Above is a 2-light mullioned window, the mullions hollow moulded. West bay with one similar 3-light window each floor, both with hood moulds. Gabled roof with a gabled dormer set into porch roof. East gable head with 2 blind ovals with keystones below a twin flued internal gable-end stack. At eaves the gable parapet carries shaped limestone obelisks. Rear of C17 range has opposing C20 door below a C19 casement and in east bay one late C18 sash with glazing bars to each floor. These are below C17 hoods. Early C19 additions in form of a tall brick cross wing reducing in height to a second block further north. Both of 2 storeys, lit through 2-or 3-light casements, with gabled roofs and ridge stacks. Interior retains early C17 dog-leg staircase rising to attic. Moulded closed string with turned balusters supporting moulded handrail. Square newel posts with ball finials and ball pendants. Roof of tie beams, principals and butt purlins.
SK 82610 38143