Parsons Farewell


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Statutory Address:
Parsons Farewell, 399, Ratby Lane


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Statutory Address:
Parsons Farewell, 399, Ratby Lane

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

Blaby (District Authority)
Kirby Muxloe
National Grid Reference:
SK 52378 04867


SK 50 SW 4/44 KIRBY MUXLOE RATBY LANE No 399 (Parsons Farewell)

II 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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Books and journals
'The Builder' in The Builder, , Vol. 15, (), 377


This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 24 Sep 2006
Reference: IOE01/16069/10
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