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Town Hall, Leicester

Description: Town Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 30 March 1972
English Heritage Building ID: 188817

OS Grid Reference: SK5879504319
OS Grid Coordinates: 458795, 304319
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6334, -1.1327

Location: 12 Bishop Street, Leicester LE1 9BG

Locality: Leicester
County: Leicester
Country: England
Postcode: LE1 9BG

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Listing Text

(West Side)
SK 5804 SE 3/201 30.3.72 Town Hall
1874 to 76. By F.J. Hames. Freely designed large detached building of
two storeys attic and basement, centre has a second attic. Red brick
with yellow stone dressings. Tiled roofs, the centre rises with hipped
roofs. Seventeen window bays vide, all sashes in moulded stone architraves,
the centre has end and centre which project slightly, the centre with
ornate pedimental gable in stone and stone ground floor with round-arch
entrance and balcony above supported on large stone brackets. The wings
have attics with pedimental gables with circular lights. Stone segmental
pedimented chimney. Tall clock tower over north end, brick with stone
clock face stage with pediments over clock faces, and surmounted by cupola.

The Town Hall, Pickfords, Fountain and War Memorial rearelevations of
Nos 7, 9 and 11 Granby Street and Horsefair Street and all listed buildings
in Bishop Street form a group. (Pickfords is a building of local interest).

Listing NGR: SK5879504319

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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