Leighton Hall 5583

Leighton, Shropshire, England

Brief Description

The Hall, standing next to Leighton church, was first built in the 18th century and remodeled in the 19th century. There was also a lodge built in 1891. Late 19th-century works in the grounds included the levelling of a fishpond, made out of the remnants of a medieval moat, and the creation of a tennis court and terrace walk.

History

Leighton Hall is principally a house of 1778, which was considerably extended and remodelled in 1887-1888. Its lodge gate piers, gate, and railings are of the late 18th century. In 1891 the arms of the Kynnersley family were mounted on the gates. The lodge was described as 'newly built' in 1891. There were accompanying late 19th-century works in the grounds.

Features
  • Country House (featured building)
  • Description: Leighton Hall is a brick mansion with stone dressings, and two canted bay windows, dated to 1778. It was much remodelled in the late 19th century. The lodge gate piers, gate, and railings are of the late 18th century, contemporary with the original house.
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  • Ironwork
  • Description: The gate and railings of the entrance lodge date to the late 18th century.
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  • Gate Lodge
  • Description: The gate lodge was 'newly built' in 1891, but its ironwork dates to a century earlier.
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  • Fishpond
  • Description: There was a fishpond created out of the remnants of a medieval moat in the 19th century.
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  • Tennis Lawn
  • Description: A tennis court was built near the hall in the late 19th century.
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  • Terraced Walk
  • Description: There was a terraced walk constructed in the grounds in the late 19th century.
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Authorities

Civil Parish

  • Leighton and
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