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Wyggeston House, Leicester

Description: Wyggeston House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 5 January 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 188659

OS Grid Reference: SK5839604429
OS Grid Coordinates: 458396, 304429
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6345, -1.1386

Location: 12 Applegate, Leicester LE1 4PJ

Locality: Leicester
County: Leicester
Country: England
Postcode: LE1 4PJ

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Listing Text

(West Side)
No 18 (Wyggeston House)
(Costume Museum)
SK 5804 SW 2/50 5.1.50
Part circa 1760. Part circa 1500. Good red brick front of circa 1760
with stucco bands, and superimposed over the bands and through all storeys
giant Adam-style angle pilasters. Wood modillion eaves cornice. Moulded
stone plinth. Three storeys. Five windows. Rubbed flat brick arches
to first and second floors, sashes with glazing bars. Ground floor windows
have round heads and radial glazing bars. First floor centre window has
segmental pediment and panel of balusters below. Good wood doorcase with
open pediment and traceried fanlight (a second fine fanlight in entrance
hall), fielded panel door. Passage door at side with blocked window spaces
to each storey above. Slate roof with gabled ends. Good early C16 rear
wing, timber-framed on sloping stone plinth, two storeys, upper floor
oversails on brackets. Moulded bressumer. Ground floor windows extend
whole length of range with wood mullions and posts with castellated capitals.
Upper storey has casement windows and old slate roof with gabled ends.
The very fine contemporary painted glass from this building has been removed
to the Museum. Interior of C18 front part: ground floor room with plaster
frieze and doorcase with cornices and friezes. Two good slate fireplaces
of period in second floor room. Staircase with column newels, plain balusters
and moulded handrail, and gothic frieze to ceiling cornice. Recent restoration.
Now a museum of costume. A.M.

Listing NGR: SK5839604429

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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