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Sun Alliance Buildings

A Grade II Listed Building in Castle, City of Leicester

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.634 / 52°38'2"N

Longitude: -1.1329 / 1°7'58"W

OS Eastings: 458780

OS Northings: 304383

OS Grid: SK587043

Mapcode National: GBR FGK.VN

Mapcode Global: WHDJJ.K2R0

Entry Name: Sun Alliance Buildings

Listing Date: 30 March 1972

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1361428

English Heritage Legacy ID: 188670

Location: Leicester, LE1

County: City of Leicester

Unitary Authority Ward: Castle

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: Leicester St Martin

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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Listing Text

HORSEFAIR STREET
1.
5304
(North Side)
Nos 17 to 21 (odd)
SK 5804 SE 3/202 30.3.72 (Sun Alliance Buildings)
II GV
2.
1891 by Goddard and Paget. Modified C16 Flemish style. Red brick with
much cut and moulded enrichment. Three storeys and attics. Ashlar ground
floor with bracketed dentilled cornice over, large two three and five-light
stone mullion/transom windows with small Ionic and Corinthian pilastered
mullions, central round-arch doorway with carved spandrels and fluted
Corinthian half-columns on pedestals, elliptical arch doorway with entablature
on left. Above five windows, ends slightly project, moulded mullion/transom
four and two-light windows with flanking brick pilasters with carved capitals,
above first floor windows are small semi-circular shell niches in frieze
of entablature. Above second floor windows relief decorations to deep
frieze and dentilled cornice. Attic windows are in five gables with
stone coping with finials, the end gables over projections have small
flanking turret shafts, semi-circular shell niches over attic windows.

No 10, The Royal Hotel, Nos 17, 19 and 21 together with Rear elevations
of Nos 7, 9 and 11 Granby Street and The Town Hall, Pickfords, Fountain
and War Memorial in Town Hall Square and all listed buidlings in Bishop
Street form a group around Town Hall Square (Pickfords is a building of
local interest).

Listing NGR: SK5878004383

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