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Description: Parsons Farewell
Date Listed: 23 February 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 188966
OS Grid Reference: SK5237804867
OS Grid Coordinates: 452378, 304867
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6390, -1.2274
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KIRBY MUXLOE RATBY LANE
SK 50 SW
4/44 No 399 (Parsons Farewell)
Former school and schoolmaster's house, at one time used as vicarage, now house
and shop. 1857. by William Butterfield; altered 1929 by George Nott. Ground
floor is mostly of brick with bonded stone window jambs; upper storey rendered
and whitewashed with half-timbering; tiled roof, half-hipped to left, with orna-
mental ridge; battered brick chimneys with pilasters. Former schoolmaster's
house of 1½ storeys to left, with main school-room formerly in lower cross wing
to right. Irregular battered buttresses to ground floor. Asymmetrically
picturesque. Schoolmaster's house is of 2 wide bays with entrance hall between.
Narrow barred wooden sashes with shaped heads. Left bay has bind upper storey
jettied on brackets, and 3-light window to ground floor. Right bay has 3-light
and single light windows to former infants' room on ground floor, 2-light window
in large half-hipped semi-dormer, and single light in smaller matching semi-
domrer to left. Between bays is a door in gabled half-timbered porch of 1929,
and a 2-light wooden casement above, also inserted 1929. Gable of school-room
wing projects to right, formerly of one storey, but converted to 2 1929. This
gable end is completely half-timbered on brick plinth, with upper storey jettied
on shaped brackets. Cusped bargeboards with pierced ornament. C20 leaded case-
ments, 5-light to ground floor, 4-light above. Weathercock. Right side has
central buttress and retains one original 2-light leaded window. Lean-to lobby,
probably of later date, to rear gable. Rear of house has been raised and altered.
(The Builder, Vol 15 p.377).
Listing NGR: SK5237804867
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