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Royal Hotel, Leicester

Description: Royal Hotel

Grade: II
Date Listed: 14 March 1975
English Heritage Building ID: 188669

OS Grid Reference: SK5880404407
OS Grid Coordinates: 458804, 304407
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6342, -1.1325

Location: 11 Horsefair Street, Leicester LE1 5BS

Locality: Leicester
County: Leicester
Country: England
Postcode: LE1 5BS

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Listing Text

(North Side)
SK 5804 SE 3/256 Royal Hotel
Late C19. Red brick. Slate roofs. On right original building in sort
of Flemish style. Four storeys and attic storey. Four windows divided
by brick pilasters, sills some with aprons, cornices and dentilled cornices
over second and third floors all in moulded brick. Moulded terra cotta
tiles in frieze over third floor. Two splayed wooden bay windows to first
floor. Brick pilastered attic storey with three pedimented gables above,
the centre larger with stone scrolls and carved stone panels in tympanum.
The ground floor has been altered with large modern entrance. To left
later addition C19/20, brick, stone ground floor and bands, four storeys
and attic. Two splayed bay windows rising through building from first
floor and continuous modillioned cornice above. Ground floor large central
elliptical arch window with keyblock supporting cartouche above between
bays on first floor. Flanked by round-arched openings one is the entrance,
between short fluted pilasters supporting large brackets which in turn
support the bays above. Two semi-circular pedimented dormers above with
finials. Included for group value. Rear elevation facing Market Square.
Four storeys and attic, three windows, three smell pedimented Dutch gables,
brick segmental pedimented doorways.

No 10, The Royal Hotel, Nos 17, 19 and 21 together with Rear elevations
of Nos 7, 9 and 11 Granby Street and The Town Hall, Pickfords, Fountain
and War Memorial in Town Hall Square and all listed buidlings in Bishop
Street form a group around Town Hall Square (Pickfordsis a building of
local interest).

Listing NGR: SK5880404407

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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