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The Firs 231, Barrow upon Soar

Description: The Firs 231

Grade: DL
Date Listed: 9 October 1985
Date Delisted: 22 February 2000
English Heritage Building ID: 189369

OS Grid Reference: SK5852116813
OS Grid Coordinates: 458521, 316813
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7458, -1.1345

Location: Sileby Road, Barrow Upon Soar, Leicestershire LE12 8LP

Locality: Barrow upon Soar
Local Authority: Charnwood Borough Council
County: Leicestershire
Country: England
Postcode: LE12 8LP

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Listing Text

The following building was de-listed on 22nd February 2000.


87/0/102 SILEBY ROAD
09-OCT-85 231


House. c1910. Built by John Ellis Ltd (subsequently Redland Ltd), a manufacturer of
cement and concrete products in Sileby Road, probably as a showhouse to demonstrate use
of concrete blocks in domestic construction. Concrete block front facade painted white
except for details. Brick gabled side walls and rear wall have concrete block quoins and
lintels. Slate roof, moulded eaves cornice to front and rear, 2 gable end stacks. The RH
gable apex behind the stack is capped by a small moulded pediment. 2 storeys. 3 bay
symmetrical front except for ground floor bay window to left of central recessed doorway.
Glazed upper panels to door. A double sash with central mullion to right of doorway
recess. The bay window has a similar double sash to front and single sidelight sasfiifif.
On first floor, double sashes with central mullions to either side of a central single
sash with a higher sill. The door recess and the windows have moulded chamfers to jambs,
mullions and lintels. Heavy cast concrete lintels have decorative impressed panels above
each sash and door recess. The horned upper sashes have small panes with some stained
glazing set in a decorative pattern of glazing bars. Irregular side and rear elevations.
Glazed conservatory with lean-to roof at rear. C.I. front fence and gate with spear head
vertical bars and C.I. gate posts. Important as example of early use of concrete block

Listing NGR: SK5852116813

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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