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Farben Works, Leicester

Description: Farben Works

Grade: II
Date Listed: 28 April 2003
English Heritage Building ID: 1407101

OS Grid Reference: SK5812205298
OS Grid Coordinates: 458121, 305297
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6423, -1.1425

Locality: Leicester
County: Leicester
Country: England
Postcode: LE3 5AS

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Listing Text

Former works, part of a worsted spinning and dyeing complex. Dated 1914. By Harding and Toppott of Leicester for W.P.Skevington. Red brick and glazed brick with reinforced concrete frame. Cast concrete decoration. Classical style. 4 storeys. 5-window range at 1st and 2nd floors of paired and recessed 6/6 sashes with band of decoration between. 10 4/4 sashes to 3rd floor with dentil cornice and parapet above. Ground floor which has glazed brick walling has entry doors to left, windows to right and a central entrance in round-arched frame with cartouche inscribed AD 1914. Monumental brackets support a band running along the front. Left side has blind brick panels and right side has fenestration similar to the front.
Interior not inspected.
This well-detailed building was added in 1914 as an extension to the Frisby Jarvis Building (q.v.). It forms with the main part and with the Slater Street School (q.v.) a significant group in this part of Leicester.

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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