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Latitude: 52.6359 / 52°38'9"N
Longitude: -1.1331 / 1°7'59"W
OS Eastings: 458764
OS Northings: 304591
OS Grid: SK587045
Mapcode National: GBR FGJ.TZ
Mapcode Global: WHDJJ.K0NK
Entry Name: The Thomas Cook Building
Listing Date: 31 October 1972
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1074043
English Heritage Legacy ID: 188640
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
This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 16/05/2018
SK 5804 NE
GALLOWTREE GATE (West side)
No. 5, The Thomas Cook Building
(Formerly listed as The Thomas Cook Building, GALLOWTREE GATE)
Dated 1894. Architects Goddard and Paget. Three storeys and attic. Ceramic front. Four bays wide. First floor with carved arches between piers with ornamental Ionic half-columns in front; balustraded balcony between. Entablature over with ornamental frieze of railway engines etc. Above this, rather similar treatment with three-light mullion and transom windows. Frieze inscribed "1841 T. Cook and Son 1894". Three-light windows to attic, single pilasters, with four small Flemish gables above. Modern shop front. This is a refacing and alteration of an earlier building. Thomas Cook died in 1892 and the facade may have been intended as a memorial to him.
Listing NGR: SK5876404591
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