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Adult Education Centre, Leicester

Description: Adult Education Centre

Grade: II
Date Listed: 5 January 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 188577

OS Grid Reference: SK5883504183
OS Grid Coordinates: 458835, 304183
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6322, -1.1321

Location: Welford Place, Leicester LE1 LE1 6SL

Locality: Leicester
County: Leicester
Country: England
Postcode: LE1 6SL

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Listing Text

(South Side)
Adult Education Centre
(Formerly listed as United
Baptist Church)
SK 5804 SE 3/12 5.1.50
Built in 1845 as a Baptist Chapel, architect Joseph Hansom ( a Roman Catholic.)
Stuccoed building with rounded facade to street, flanked by two small
semi-circular bays forming porches. The centre section has Roman Doric/Tuscan
3/4 columns with ornamental bands forming six bays. The ground floor
has a blind arcade of moulded stucco arches, above basement windows with
corresponding arches. Triglyph frieze and plain cornice. Side bays have
"Tower of the Winds" type of ½ columns dividing each into three bays,
with plain three-panel windows below the plain frieze and cornice. Each
side has rusticated ground floor and double doors in moulded rectangular
frames with cornices on consoles. Old slate roofs to all. Including
heavy cast-iron area railings and stuccoed piers. Interior : semi-circular
on plan with moulded balcony on cast iron piers. Cast-iron piers rising
from back of balcony supporting dentilled entablature with clerestory
over with small Doric columns and console brackets between lights. Circular
ceiling with guilloche pattern.

Adult Education Centre and Nos 50, 52 and 54 (City Library) form a group.

Listing NGR: SK5883504183

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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