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The Spinnneys, Kirby Muxloe

Description: The Spinnneys

Grade: II
Date Listed: 15 November 1979
English Heritage Building ID: 188967

OS Grid Reference: SK5266503833
OS Grid Coordinates: 452665, 303833
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6297, -1.2233

Location: Forest Dr, Kirby Muxloe, Leicestershire LE9 2EA

Locality: Kirby Muxloe
Local Authority: Blaby District Council
County: Leicestershire
Country: England
Postcode: LE9 2EA

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Listing Text

SK 50 SW
4/45 The Spinneys
House. Dated A 1898 D EPR AR on pargetting of bay window on left side. For
Edward Percy Rose, dentist. Architect not known but influenced by work of Ernest
Gimson. Red brick with Swithland slate roof. Some ornamental half-timbering
and pargetting. L-plan with altered service wing to right. 2 storeys and attic.
As seen from entrance front, left bay projects with canted corners flanking
massive external chimney stack. Chimney has diamond-shaped sundial and corners
have sash windows to ground floor. Right bay has paired barred wooden casements
with segmental heads. In angle between bays is a canted brick porch projection
with 2-storey half-timbered belvedere above. Half-glazed front door with semi-
circular panelled wooden hood on shaped brackets. Below hood is a plaster
tympanum with relief of trees and inscription "Welcome the coming/speed the
parting quest". Belvedere above has 2 rows of leaded casements, whitewashed
plaster infill between, deep flat eaves and conical copper roof with lead finial.
Left side of house has wide gable to left with leaded venetian window to attic,
2-storey polygonal bay window with flat roof and pargetting between storeys,
and other sashes, those to first floor with wooden cornices. Centre of ground
floor is recessed with door and leaded casement sheltered by bow timber verandah.
Interior has contemporary fireplaces, one with inscription, another with panelled
inglenook. Staircase with arcade to entrance hall. Panelled second floor room
with decorative truss. The Spinneys is one of a series of large houses built
in Kirby Fields, all individually designed, for the professional and wealthy
business classes from c,1880.

Listing NGR: SK5266503833

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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