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Description: Bushloe House (District Council Offices)
Date Listed: 26 June 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 187571
OS Grid Reference: SP6007198768
OS Grid Coordinates: 460071, 298768
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5834, -1.1148
WIGSTON STATION ROAD (north side)
4/24 Bushloe House
(District Council Offices)
Offices.Formerly dwelling.C.1850 greatly increased in size C.1880.Yellow
brick with Welsh slate roof.Principal block of 2½ storeys with squared
bay window to ground floor,triparite sash with moulded stones jambs above
3 light ½ dormer above.Former doorway recessed in projecting left hand bay.
Lower right hange range,cement rendered with painted tuck pionting to match
cross wing,of 2 storeys and 2 bays with sash windows.Deep cornice below
overhanging eaves.Broken rooflines expressing other blocks to rear.Principal
interest of the building lies in the staircase hall: 3 flight open well stair
with enclosed string and octagonal balusters.Heavy octagonal newels with
rummified acorn finials (and pendants) ramped upstanding rail with roll
moulding.Coved planked lantern above with pierced roundel motifs above and
below,the lantern itself carried on huge carved brackets and battered with
diagonally planked and ribbed ceiling.Anthemion painted glass,extending the
theme of theme of the painted wall decoration.This is attributed to
Christopher Dresser,with frieze and dado on each level,first floor dado
becoming a mid-wall panel in the stairwell.Abstract sunflower and roundel
work with goemetric patterning and chevrons to ground floor.Gothic arch
doorways with short corbels and inner shafts,and stilted hoodmoulds.Panelled
ceiling of upper landing of gallery also painted.
Listing NGR: SP6007198768
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Source: English Heritage
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