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59 and 59 1/2, High Cross Street, Leicester

Description: 59 and 59 1/2, High Cross Street

Grade: II
Date Listed: 5 January 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 188664

OS Grid Reference: SK5834604643
OS Grid Coordinates: 458346, 304643
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6364, -1.1393

Location: Highcross Street, Leicester LE1 4PJ

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

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Listing Text

In the entry for
(east side)
No 59
The address shall be amended to read:
(east side)
Nos 59 and 59 1/2


(east side)
Nos 59 and 59 1/2
The description shall be amended to read:

Large town house. Late C18. Red brick; slate roof. Central entrance hall with
stairs to rear; service area to left contained within main range and converted into
a separate dwelling in early-mid C19. 3 storeys.
Exterior: 5-window range, regular, originally symmetrical. Moulded eaves cornice;
plat band. All windows under wedge brick arches; 12-pane hornless sashes to 1st
floor; 9-pane to 2nd floor of No 59½, renewed to No 59. Much altered shop front to
No 59½. Ground floor of No 59 rendered with 2 renewed 12-pane sash windows to right
of central doorway with bricked-in side panels under large semi-circular traceried
fanlight. Left return with unhorned sash windows; slightly projecting stepped
porch, the doorway moulded with plain glazed fanlight; 6-panel door. Right hand
wall rebuilt.
Interior: (No 59½ only inspected) with dog-leg stair (moulded tread ends, stick
balusters and turned newels); deeply chamfered ceiling beams; some cornices and a
simple marble fireplace surround to 1st floor. Gypsum floor to attic.


(East Side)
No 59
SK 5804 7/119 5.1.50
Large house of late C18. Red brick. Painted stone bands, sills and moulded
eaves cornice. Slate roof with gabled ends. Three storeys. Five windows,
flat brick arches, sashes with glazing bars. Stuccoed ground floor, one
window right-hand, much altered shop front left-hand with flat pilasters.
Central panelled door with bricked-in side panels under very large semi-
circular traceried fanlight.

Listing NGR: SK5834604643

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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