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Parsons Farewell

A Grade II Listed Building in Leicester, 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

Plus Code: 9C4WJQQF+J2

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

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 ornamental ridge; battered brick chimneys with pilasters.

Former schoolmaster's house of one and a half 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 two wide bays with entrance hall between. Narrow barred wooden sashes with shaped heads. Left bay has bind upper storey jettied on brackets, and three-light window to ground floor. Right bay has three-light and single light windows to former infants' room on ground floor, two-light window in large half-hipped semi-dormer, and single light in smaller matching semi-dormer to left. Between bays is a door in gabled half-timbered porch of 1929, and a two-light wooden casement above, also inserted 1929.

Gable of school-room wing projects to right, formerly of one storey, but converted to two 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 casements, five-light to ground floor, four-light above. Weathercock. Right side has central buttress and retains one original two-light leaded window. Lean-to lobby, probably of later date, to rear gable. Rear of house has been raised and altered.

Listing NGR: SK5237804867

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