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Description: Boilerhouse and Water Tower
Date Listed: 21 September 1981
English Heritage Building ID: 188901
OS Grid Reference: SP5697395627
OS Grid Coordinates: 456973, 295627
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5555, -1.1611
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SP59 NE THE DRIVE (West Side)
1/31 Boilerhouse and Water Tower
Boilerhouse and water tower built for the Countesthorpe cottage homes by the
Leicester Poor Law Union in 1884. Architect I. Baradale. Brick with Welsh
slate roofs. The tower is a tall brick building with stone corbels supporting
brick machicolations. Capped by a pyramidal slate roof with wide overhanging
eaves. Adjacent to this building are the former boilerhouse and coal stores
and although these have been altered, their original form is still apparent.
They contain a number of decorative features including patterned cast iron
grilles, and a circular lantern which has an ogee cupola and crucifix.
Listing NGR: SP5697395627
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Source: English Heritage
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