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Museum of Technology

A Grade II Listed Building in Leicester, City of Leicester

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.655 / 52°39'18"N

Longitude: -1.1306 / 1°7'50"W

OS Eastings: 458907

OS Northings: 306723

OS Grid: SK589067

Mapcode National: GBR FHB.C3

Mapcode Global: WHDJB.LJTF

Entry Name: Museum of Technology

Listing Date: 14 March 1975

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1074036

English Heritage Legacy ID: 188624

Location: Leicester, LE4

County: City of Leicester

Electoral Ward/Division: Abbey

Built-Up Area: Leicester

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: The Resurrection

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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Listing Text

CORPORATION ROAD
1.
5304
Museum of Technology
(Former Abbey Sewage
SK 50 NE 14/230 works pumping station)
II
2.
Built in 1891, as sewage works pumping station. Red brick with stone
dressings on glazed brick plinth. Slate hipped roof with tent-shaped roof
light at ridge with finials. Large rectangular building of two storeys,
wide brick angle pilasters over which stone cornice projects with trglyphs
in frieze and aeroteria over. Brick parapet. Stone bands. First floor
three large stone three-light Tuscan pilastered windows with console brackets
serving as pilasters to lights above, apron frieze below. Central stone
pedimented doorway approached by steps with ornate iron lamp standards
and flanking semi-circular bay windows with stone panelled pilasters between
lights and cornice and parapet. Contains four beam engines with twenty
nine feet beams which were among the last of this type to be built.
They were made by Messrs Grimson of Leicester. Inside there are large
decorated iron supporting columns. Lower extension on left. To right
tall detached brick chimney with tapered octagonal shafts, decorated stone
band near top and stone cornice, stands on large square pedestal with
stone entablature.

Listing NGR: SK5890706723

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