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Luke Turner and Company, Former Elastic Webbing Factory

A Grade II Listed Building in Castle, City of Leicester

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.6289 / 52°37'43"N

Longitude: -1.1365 / 1°8'11"W

OS Eastings: 458541

OS Northings: 303806

OS Grid: SK585038

Mapcode National: GBR FGM.2H

Mapcode Global: WHDJJ.J50Z

Entry Name: Luke Turner and Company, Former Elastic Webbing Factory

Listing Date: 16 June 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1361040

English Heritage Legacy ID: 188870

Location: Leicester, LE2

County: City of Leicester

Unitary Authority Ward: Castle

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: Leicester The Holy Spirit

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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Listing Text

The following building shall be added to the list:-

LEICESTER HENSHAW STREET
SK 5803-5903
9/10016 Luke Turner & Co,
former elastic webbing factory
- II

Elastic webbing factory. 1893. Designed by Stott and Sons of Oldham & Manchester. Iron
framed with brick cladding and hipped slate roofs. 8 bays to east 4 storey, 7 bays to west 2
storey. Henshaw Street front has on the ground floor 15 bays, each with two 12-pane wooden
glazing bar windows per bay, with lower brick panels and betwen each bay an iron stantion clad
with an iron plate. The horizontal girders are clad with wooden plates, and the junctions are
clad with iron capital plates. The 3.5 bays to the right are masked by a later addition. Above
15 similar bays. Above again, to the right 2 storeys of 8 bays with similar articulation To the
right a set back brick stair tower with a single window to each floor. The yard front is similar
with two 22-pane wooden glazing bar windows per bay. The right bay of the 4 storey section
has pairs of taking-in doors on each floor and beyond a small, projecting brick stair tower.
Interior: Each floor has 2 rows of iron columns running down the centre. The top floor has
exposed iron trusses supporting the hipped cross roofs.
This building is listed as an extremely early example of an exposed iron frame building.

Listing NGR: SK5854103806

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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