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40, Friar Lane

A Grade II Listed Building in Castle, City of Leicester

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.6328 / 52°37'58"N

Longitude: -1.1368 / 1°8'12"W

OS Eastings: 458516

OS Northings: 304243

OS Grid: SK585042

Mapcode National: GBR FGL.03

Mapcode Global: WHDJJ.H2WY

Entry Name: 40, Friar Lane

Listing Date: 21 January 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1074751

English Heritage Legacy ID: 188848

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 Mary de Castro

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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Listing Text

FRIAR LANE
1.
5304 (South Side)
SK 5804 SE 3/39A No 40
II
2.
Former Turkish Baths, now library and offices. Built 1872 to the designs of
J Everard, with C20 alterations. Brick with ashlar dressings, and slate roofs.
Street front, 3 storey, 7 bays. Off centre doorway with panel door and overlight,
with a plain sash and 2 casements to the left, and 2 sashes and a round headed
doorway with hood to the right. Above 7 irregularly spaced sashes, all with
segment brick heads and ashlar keystones. Above again 3 glazing bar dormers.
To the rear of the site the main octagonal bath hall, 2 storey topped with a
lantern, this section is now floored in but all the original structure survives.
The main octagonal hall has 8 marble columns, standing on moulded ashlar bases,
supporting finely carved capitals decorated with flowers and insects. These
support 8 sharply pointed and moulded ashlar arches, with complex vaulted ribs
decorated with dog-tooth and brick infill. Above is an octagonal lantern, with
eight pointed windows containing stained glass, and above a polychromatic brick
vault. Some of the vaulted passages which lead off the main hall have finely
carved ornate capitals.

Listing NGR: SK5851604242

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