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Parsons Farewell

A Grade II Listed Building in Kirby Muxloe, Leicestershire

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Latitude: 52.639 / 52°38'20"N

Longitude: -1.2274 / 1°13'38"W

OS Eastings: 452378

OS Northings: 304867

OS Grid: SK523048

Mapcode National: GBR 8MB.GJ5

Mapcode Global: WHDJ9.3XSQ

Entry Name: Parsons Farewell

Listing Date: 23 February 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1074717

English Heritage Legacy ID: 188966

Location: Kirby Muxloe, Blaby, Leicestershire, LE9

County: Leicestershire

District: Blaby

Civil Parish: Kirby Muxloe

Built-Up Area: Leicester

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: Kirby Muxloe St Bartholomew

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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Listing Text

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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