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Latitude: 52.6317 / 52°37'54"N
Longitude: -1.1391 / 1°8'20"W
OS Eastings: 458363
OS Northings: 304117
OS Grid: SK583041
Mapcode National: GBR FFL.HH
Mapcode Global: WHDJJ.G3ST
Entry Name: Newarke Houses Museum skeffington House
Listing Date: 5 January 1950
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1361423
English Heritage Legacy ID: 188746
Location: Leicester, LE2
County: City of Leicester
Electoral Ward/Division: Castle
Built-Up Area: Leicester
Traditional County: Leicestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire
Church of England Parish: Leicester St Mary de Castro
Church of England Diocese: Leicester
SK 5804 SW 2/113 5.1.50 (Newarke Houses Museum)
From circa 1600. Front altered in C19. Three gabled front of three storeys,
ten windows, stuccoed, side wing extensions of C19. Crenellated parapets.
Small ball finials and coping to gables. Windows Gothicised by the addition
of moulded labels, plain modern two-light wood mullion casements with
leaded panes. A two-storey extension on east side has splayed bays and
crenellated parapet. Two plain shallow doorcases with segmental arches
and plain cornices, that in centre having a stone ball, modern doors.
Including modern rusticated gate-piers and modern railings and gates with
overthrow. Interior: extensive panelling and fireplaces including good
ground floor panelled room of early C17. Fine principal staircase of
C18 with turned and fluted balusters, fluted column newels, moulded handrail,
panelled dado with fluted pilasters, said to have been built for William
Wright who purchased the house in 1730. Secondary dog-ly staircase of
C17 with heavy turned balusters, and newels with ball finials, moulded
string. A third staircase of early C19 with decorative iron balusters.
Skeffington House, the Iron Gates and Leicester High Cross in garden of
Skeffington House, Chantry House and Newarke Wall together with all listed
buildings in Castle Street, Castle Yard and Castle View form a group.
Listing NGR: SK5836304116
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