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Boilerhouse and Water Tower

A Grade II Listed Building in Countesthorpe, Leicestershire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.5555 / 52°33'19"N

Longitude: -1.1611 / 1°9'39"W

OS Eastings: 456973

OS Northings: 295627

OS Grid: SP569956

Mapcode National: GBR 8ND.M9T

Mapcode Global: VHCT0.T1J8

Entry Name: Boilerhouse and Water Tower

Listing Date: 21 September 1981

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1177133

English Heritage Legacy ID: 188901

Location: Countesthorpe, Blaby, Leicestershire, LE8

County: Leicestershire

District: Blaby

Civil Parish: Countesthorpe

Built-Up Area: Countesthorpe

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: Countesthorpe St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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Listing Text

COUNTESTHORPE
SP59 NE THE DRIVE (West Side)

1/31 Boilerhouse and Water Tower

21.9.81

GV II

Boilerhouse and water tower built for the Countesthorpe cottage homes by the
Leicester Poor Law Union in 1884. Architect I. Baradale. Brick with Welsh
slate roofs. The tower is a tall brick building with stone corbels supporting
brick machicolations. Capped by a pyramidal slate roof with wide overhanging
eaves. Adjacent to this building are the former boilerhouse and coal stores
and although these have been altered, their original form is still apparent.
They contain a number of decorative features including patterned cast iron
grilles, and a circular lantern which has an ogee cupola and crucifix.


Listing NGR: SP5697395627

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