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The Thomas Cook Building

A Grade II Listed Building in Castle, City of Leicester

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1074043

English Heritage Legacy ID: 188640

Location: Leicester, LE1

County: City of Leicester

Unitary Authority Ward: Castle

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

GALLOWTREE GATE
1.
5304
(West Side)
SK 5804 NE 1/237 31.10.72 The Thomas Cook Building
II
2.
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-coumns 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 "184l T. Cook and Son 1891". 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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