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Durham University

Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (IMEMS)

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Publication details for Dr Adrian Green

Green, Adrian & Schadla-Hall, R.T. (2000). The Building of Quenby Hall, Leicestershire - A Reassessment. Transactions of the Leicestershire Archaeological and Historical Society 74: 21-36.

Author(s) from Durham

Abstract

Quenby Hall, in Hungarton parish, eight miles north-east of Leicester,
is a Jacobean H-plan house standing in parkland on a prominent hill-top site.
The presence in east Leicestershire of an early seventeenth-century manor
house of elaborate sophistication, but built by a relatively obscure family,
raises a series of questions about the siring, architectural style, building process
and social context of elite houses in early modern England. This paper
presents new architectural evidence for the building of Quenby and clarifies
the history of the house. It demonstrates that the house is the result of a single
and attenuated building sequence, and that despite suggestions of an
earlier house on the site that there is no evidence for this. The paucity of
documentary evidence and vague dating of Quenby has muted the architectural
and historical significance of the house. By reassessing the building and
social history of Quenby here, we hope that the significance of the house will
now be recognised.