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Description: Luke Turner and Company, Former Elastic Webbing Factory
Date Listed: 16 June 1993
English Heritage Building ID: 188870
OS Grid Reference: SK5854103806
OS Grid Coordinates: 458541, 303806
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6289, -1.1365
The following building shall be added to the list:-
LEICESTER HENSHAW STREET
9/10016 Luke Turner & Co,
former elastic webbing factory
Elastic webbing factory. 1893. Designed by Stott and Sons of Oldham & Manchester. Iron
framed with brick cladding and hipped slate roofs. 8 bays to east 4 storey, 7 bays to west 2
storey. Henshaw Street front has on the ground floor 15 bays, each with two 12-pane wooden
glazing bar windows per bay, with lower brick panels and betwen each bay an iron stantion clad
with an iron plate. The horizontal girders are clad with wooden plates, and the junctions are
clad with iron capital plates. The 3.5 bays to the right are masked by a later addition. Above
15 similar bays. Above again, to the right 2 storeys of 8 bays with similar articulation To the
right a set back brick stair tower with a single window to each floor. The yard front is similar
with two 22-pane wooden glazing bar windows per bay. The right bay of the 4 storey section
has pairs of taking-in doors on each floor and beyond a small, projecting brick stair tower.
Interior: Each floor has 2 rows of iron columns running down the centre. The top floor has
exposed iron trusses supporting the hipped cross roofs.
This building is listed as an extremely early example of an exposed iron frame building.
Listing NGR: SK5854103806
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Source: English Heritage
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