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Sun Alliance Buildings, Leicester

Description: Sun Alliance Buildings

Grade: II
Date Listed: 30 March 1972
English Heritage Building ID: 188670

OS Grid Reference: SK5878004383
OS Grid Coordinates: 458780, 304383
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6340, -1.1329

Location: 11 Horsefair Street, Leicester LE1 5PD

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

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Listing Text

(North Side)
Nos 17 to 21 (odd)
SK 5804 SE 3/202 30.3.72 (Sun Alliance Buildings)
1891 by Goddard and Paget. Modified C16 Flemish style. Red brick with
much cut and moulded enrichment. Three storeys and attics. Ashlar ground
floor with bracketed dentilled cornice over, large two three and five-light
stone mullion/transom windows with small Ionic and Corinthian pilastered
mullions, central round-arch doorway with carved spandrels and fluted
Corinthian half-columns on pedestals, elliptical arch doorway with entablature
on left. Above five windows, ends slightly project, moulded mullion/transom
four and two-light windows with flanking brick pilasters with carved capitals,
above first floor windows are small semi-circular shell niches in frieze
of entablature. Above second floor windows relief decorations to deep
frieze and dentilled cornice. Attic windows are in five gables with
stone coping with finials, the end gables over projections have small
flanking turret shafts, semi-circular shell niches over attic windows.

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 (Pickfords is a building of
local interest).

Listing NGR: SK5878004383

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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