Description: 56, High Street
Date Listed: 10 January 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 307505
OS Grid Reference: SP2805364744
OS Grid Coordinates: 428053, 264744
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2801, -1.5902
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1781 HIGH STREET
SP 2864 NW 1/288 10.1.53.
Now a part of Leicester Hospital. C16 (or earlier), 2 storey plus attic
house of heavy timber framing. To right hand side is gabled cross wing
of simple character jettied at first floor. Central 2 storey 'Elizabethan"
projecting porch, upper part being of close set studding and with diagonal
studding to gable head. Jettied moulded bressummer at first floor supported
by moulded storey posts. Leaded lights, some being of C18 origin. Old
tiles. Good 2 storey timber-framed wing to the rear is in good repair
and now used as dwellings.
Nos 54 and 56, and the Hospital of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, in
High Street (North Side): Nos 1 and 1A Brook Street, and West Gate and
St James's Chapel, all form a group.
Listing NGR: SP2805364744
Source: English Heritage
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