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8, Bowling Green Street, Leicester

Description: 8, Bowling Green Street

Grade: II
Date Listed: 14 March 1975
English Heritage Building ID: 188584

OS Grid Reference: SK5881904241
OS Grid Coordinates: 458819, 304241
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6327, -1.1323

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

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Listing Text

No 8
SK 5804 SE 3/217
Dated 1865. Gothic style. Red brickwith ashlar dressings. Steep-pitched
slate roof with crenellated chimney stacks at ends. Two storeys. Centre:
carved stone foliage eaves cornice, three windows, first floor two-light
gothic pointed arch windows with plate tracery, shafts with carved capitals,
deep band at first floor level, ground floor large four-light stone mullion/
transom windows with cusped ogee-head lights, plain brick buttress between.
To left: slight projection, gabled, three storeys, one window, two-light
gothic windows, ground and second floor cusped heads, first floor carved
tympanum. Right: slight projection in ashlar with pyramidal roof, ground
floor large high-pointed-arch entrance with carved mouldings and double
order of shafts, original doors with richly carved panels of foliage,
first floor finely carved stone splayed bay window on moulded and carved
corbel, shouldered headed lights and carving between, carved foliage to
cornice and stone roof. Above head of blind arch containing date and
crockets to drip mould with finial - flanked by cusped circular recesses.
Area railings missing except for heavy ornate cast-iron gate and piers
to right of entrance.

Listing NGR: SK5881904241

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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