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Wyggeston House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Castle, City of Leicester

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.6345 / 52°38'4"N

Longitude: -1.1386 / 1°8'18"W

OS Eastings: 458396

OS Northings: 304429

OS Grid: SK583044

Mapcode National: GBR FFK.MH

Mapcode Global: WHDJJ.H11N

Entry Name: Wyggeston House

Listing Date: 5 January 1950

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1074008

English Heritage Legacy ID: 188659

Location: Leicester, LE1

County: City of Leicester

Electoral Ward/Division: Castle

Built-Up Area: Leicester

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: Leicester St Martin

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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Listing Text

HIGH CROSS STREET
1.
5304
(West Side)
No 18 (Wyggeston House)
(Costume Museum)
SK 5804 SW 2/50 5.1.50
II*
2.
Part circa 1760. Part circa 1500. Good red brick front of circa 1760
with stucco bands, and superimposed over the bands and through all storeys
giant Adam-style angle pilasters. Wood modillion eaves cornice. Moulded
stone plinth. Three storeys. Five windows. Rubbed flat brick arches
to first and second floors, sashes with glazing bars. Ground floor windows
have round heads and radial glazing bars. First floor centre window has
segmental pediment and panel of balusters below. Good wood doorcase with
open pediment and traceried fanlight (a second fine fanlight in entrance
hall), fielded panel door. Passage door at side with blocked window spaces
to each storey above. Slate roof with gabled ends. Good early C16 rear
wing, timber-framed on sloping stone plinth, two storeys, upper floor
oversails on brackets. Moulded bressumer. Ground floor windows extend
whole length of range with wood mullions and posts with castellated capitals.
Upper storey has casement windows and old slate roof with gabled ends.
The very fine contemporary painted glass from this building has been removed
to the Museum. Interior of C18 front part: ground floor room with plaster
frieze and doorcase with cornices and friezes. Two good slate fireplaces
of period in second floor room. Staircase with column newels, plain balusters
and moulded handrail, and gothic frieze to ceiling cornice. Recent restoration.
Now a museum of costume. A.M.

Listing NGR: SK5839604429

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