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Kilby Lodge

A Grade II Listed Building in Kilby, Leicestershire

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Latitude: 52.5543 / 52°33'15"N

Longitude: -1.065 / 1°3'54"W

OS Eastings: 463489

OS Northings: 295568

OS Grid: SP634955

Mapcode National: GBR 9PV.TV6

Mapcode Global: VHCT2.H2B7

Plus Code: 9C4WHW3M+PX

Entry Name: Kilby Lodge

Listing Date: 25 September 1990

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1252715

English Heritage Legacy ID: 435768

Location: Kilby, Blaby, Leicestershire, LE8

County: Leicestershire

Civil Parish: Kilby

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: Kilby St Mary Magdalene

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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House, now divided into 2 dwellings. Probably C17, radically remodelled in cl832 by
Sir Henry Halford of Wistow Hall to provide a dower house for his daughter. Brick
in English garden wall bond (3:1); Swithland slate roofs in diminishing courses.
Plan: double depth with rear wing and former stable block attached; part of the wing
and the rear element of the main range appears to incorporate an earlier timber-
framed structure. Two storeys and attic. Exterior: front, symmetrical 3-window
range. Crenellated parapet to outer bays, steeply pitched coped gable to centre;
cornice band interrupted by pilasters that rise to form 4 squat finials. Paired
pointed 'Gothic' windows with bracketted sills and moulded surrounds under brick
labels. Y-tracery 11-pane sashes to first floor; plate-glass hornless sashes to
ground. Central doorway; 6-panelled door under 4-centred arch flanked by single
windows with 'Gothick' tracery. Open canted porch, timber, each facet gabled. Both
returns under 2 gables, both with windows to all floors (including attic) similar to
front, those to the front blocked to accommodate flues to end stacks. Late C20
window insertion to right; later C19 canted bay window with hornless sashes to left.
A third gabled range to left a little later with casement window (under label) over
canted bay. Rear wing and outbuildings largely refenestrated in C20. Interior:
part flag, part tile floors. Open-well stair (to rear of entrance hall) with ramped
rail, stick balusters (some cast iron) and panelled cupboards below. Fireplace
surrounds largely renewed. Side purlin roofs.

This building is a good example of a small 'Gothick' country house of the 1830s
probably by the same architect who designed Sir Henry Halford's main seat at Wistow
Hall. Halford was a Royal Physician.

Listing NGR: SP6348995568

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