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City Lending Library, Leicester

Description: City Lending Library

Grade: II
Date Listed: 5 January 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 188578

OS Grid Reference: SK5881904167
OS Grid Coordinates: 458819, 304167
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6321, -1.1324

Location: 2 Wellington Street, Leicester LE1 6HL LE1 6QL

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

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Listing Text

(South Side)
SK 5804 SE 3/14 Nos 50 and 52
(City Lending Library)
5.1.50 No 54,
(City Lending Library)
Built in 1831 as meeting hall for Liberals. Architect William Flint.
Plain classical facade in stucco divided into three by giant Doric pilasters
in pairs. Parapet, wide frieze and moulded cornice. Central double door
in projecting rectangular case with plain frieze, dentil cornice and central
acroterion ornament. Two windows in shouldered moulded architraves with
small cornices, flanking entrance. Over each is a moulded rectangular
stucco panel with reliefs by William Pitts. Including Cast-iron area
railings of simple design. Formerly a dispensary. Nos 50 and 52 adjoining
left-mid C19, curved front, stucco, modillion cornice, parapet, two storeys,
four windows, sashes with glazing bars, segmental pediments on console
brackets. Between centre windows a shelf on decorated console brackets
with stucco torch above, flanking centre windows cartouches, ground floor
large display windows with fascia and cornice.

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

Listing NGR: SK5881904167

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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