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Sykefield, Leicester

Description: Sykefield

Grade: II
Date Listed: 16 October 1991
English Heritage Building ID: 188860

OS Grid Reference: SK5710303867
OS Grid Coordinates: 457103, 303867
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6296, -1.1578

Location: 55 Westcotes Dr, Leicester LE3 0QS

Locality: Leicester
County: Leicester
Country: England
Postcode: LE3 0QS

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Listing Text

In the entry for;

SK 50 SE
17/437 136, Sykefield

The entry shall be amended to read;

17/437 Sykefield & No.138


SK 50 SE
136, Sykefield
Large house with attached service wing and lodge. c1880. Designed by
Ewan Christian. Red brick with ashlar dressings and Cumberland slate
hipped roof with 5 tall chimney stacks. 2 storeys plus attics.
Chamfered plinth and ground floor hood band and first floor cill band.
Metal framed casement windows. Entrance front has projecting porch
with ashlar archway with triple overlight and inner plank door, plus
various 2 light mullion windows. Above 3 hipped dormers with cross
casements. To the left a projecting wing and beyond a projecting
single storey service entrance wing. Main, garden front, 5 windows,
with projecting central, 3 storey, canted bay window with central 3
light and flanking 2 light cross mullion windows to each floor. To the
left a garden door with double overlight and beyond a 4 light cross
mullion window and, and above a 2 light and a 3 light mullion window.
To the right a 2 light and a 3 light cross mullion window with above
2, 2 light mullion windows. Above eitherside of central bay are 2
hipped dormers with 2 light casements. Attached to the right a single
storey service wing linked to the slightly higher stable wing, now
altered. A linking wall and gates joins the lodge to the north west.
This lodge has a similar hipped roof and a central stack. Single
storey, L plan. Entrance front has a projecting square bay with a 3
light mullion casement and hipped roof. Above a single hipped dormer
window with 2 light casement. To the left a wall enclosing a small
yard, with plank gate. INTERIOR. Retains many of its original features
including doors, door frames and internal shutters. The main staircase
has square newels and turned balusters, the central well is now filled
by a C20 lift. The rear stair with stick balusters also survives. Many
of the rooms retain their imitation C18 wooden fireplaces.

Listing NGR: SK5710303867

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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