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The Residence, Countesthorpe

Description: The Residence

Grade: II
Date Listed: 21 September 1981
English Heritage Building ID: 188896

OS Grid Reference: SP5698495491
OS Grid Coordinates: 456984, 295491
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5543, -1.1610

Location: The Dr, Countesthorpe, Leicestershire LE8 5PB

Locality: Countesthorpe
Local Authority: Blaby District Council
County: Leicestershire
Country: England
Postcode: LE8 5PB

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Listing Text


SP59 NE THE DRIVE (West Side)

1/26 No . 5a (The Residence)



House, formerly one of the cottage homes built by the Leicester Poor Law Union
in 1884. Architect I. Baradale. Brick with Welsh Slate roof. 3 irregular
bays with left hand gabled bay projecting forward. 2 storeys. Irregular
fenestration mixing 2, 3 and 4 light windows, mostly with mullions and
transoms. Left hand gabled wing has painted plaster and timber above eaves
level with wide overhanging eaves. Single storey porch built adjacent to this
wing and the central bay of the house. Brick with deep gauged brick arch and
hood mould above. Over the porch is a balcony with a brick parapet and carved
stone coping. To the left of the porch an inscribed plaque states that "these
cottage homes were built by the Leicester Board of Guardians A.D. 1884 E.B.
Pipes Chairman". It lists the 37 Vice-Chairmen, 7 of whom formed the Cottage
Homes Committee as well as L.B. Chamberlain, Clerk, A.P. Higgs,
Superintendent, and I. Baradale, Architect.

Listing NGR: SP5698495491

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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