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Assembly Rooms (County Rooms) Basement Area Railings to Assembly Rooms (County Rooms), Leicester

Description: Assembly Rooms (County Rooms) Basement Area Railings to Assembly Rooms (County Rooms)

Grade: I
Date Listed: 5 January 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 188672

OS Grid Reference: SK5869904350
OS Grid Coordinates: 458699, 304350
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6337, -1.1341

Location: 40 Market Pl S, Leicester LE1 5AW

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

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Listing Text

In the entry for

Assembly Rooms (County Rooms)
Basement area railings to
Assembly Rooms (County Rooms)
The grade shall be amended to read I.


5.1.50 Assembly Rooms
(County Rooms)
- Basement area railings
to Assembly Rooms (County
SK 5804 SE 3/52
1792. Architect J. Johnson of Leicester. Fine classical building in
ashlar. Two-storeys and basement. Three large windows of three lights
divided by Greek Ionic columns, semi-circular heads with glazed tympana.
Modern sashes with glazing bars, replace original. Four ground floor
windows with flat arches. Rusticated ground floor. Plain frieze. Modillion
cornice with small parapet rising to central panel. Projecting porch
with heavy entablature carried on two pairs of Tuscan columns. Two niches
flank the central window with small frieze and cornice and figures of
female musicians. Above each a small inset bas-relief of dancing figures,
both figures and reliefs by J. C. F. Rossi and J. Bingley. Slate roof
with gabled ends. Including basement area railings. Interior: fine staircase.
Large first floor room across whole front with shallow tunnel-vault and
stucco decoration, paintings by R. R. Rainagle. AM.

No 33 together with No 10 Saracen's Head P.H. the Assembly Room and
Extension, Hotel Street form a group, also the Assembly Rooms and Extension
form a group with County Fire Service in Market Place South (No 33 and
Saracen's Head P.H. are buildings of local interest).

Listing NGR: SK5869904350

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Source: English Heritage

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