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List entry Summary

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

Name: NEWARKE HOUSES MUSEUM SKEFFINGTON HOUSE

List entry Number: 1361423

Location

NEWARKE HOUSES MUSEUM, THE NEWARKE
SKEFFINGTON HOUSE, THE NEWARKE

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

County District District Type Parish
City of LeicesterUnitary Authority

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 05-Jan-1950

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 188746

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

THE NEWARKE 1. 5304 (North Side) Skeffington House SK 5804 SW 2/113 5.1.50 (Newarke Houses Musuem) II* GV 2. 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. A.M.

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 Steet, Castle Yard and Castle View form a group.



Listing NGR: SK5836304116

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National Grid Reference: SK 58363 04116

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