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Assembly Rooms (County Rooms) and Basement Area Railings to Assembly Rooms

A Grade I Listed Building in Leicester, City of Leicester

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Latitude: 52.6337 / 52°38'1"N

Longitude: -1.1341 / 1°8'2"W

OS Eastings: 458699

OS Northings: 304350

OS Grid: SK586043

Mapcode National: GBR FGK.LR

Mapcode Global: WHDJJ.K257

Entry Name: Assembly Rooms (County Rooms) and Basement Area Railings to Assembly Rooms

Listing Date: 5 January 1950

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1184114

English Heritage Legacy ID: 188672

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

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Listing Text

SK 5804 SE 3/52

Assembly Rooms (County Rooms) and basement area railings to Assembly Rooms


1792. Architect J. Johnson of Leicester. Fine classical building in ashlar. Two-storeys and basement. Three large windows of three lights divided by Greek Ionic columns, semi-circular heads with glazed tympana. Modern sashes with glazing bars, replace original. Four ground floor windows with flat arches. Rusticated ground floor. Plain frieze. Modillion cornice with small parapet rising to central panel. Projecting porch with heavy entablature carried on two pairs of Tuscan columns. Two niches flank the central window with small frieze and cornice and figures of female musicians. Above each a small inset bas-relief of dancing figures, both figures and reliefs by J.C.F. Rossi and J. Bingley. Slate roof with gabled ends. Including basement area railings.
Interior: fine staircase. Large first floor room across whole front with shallow tunnel-vault and stucco decoration, paintings by R. R. Reinagle. AM.

No 33 together with No 10 Saracen's Head P.H. the Assembly Room and Extension, Hotel Street form a group, also the Assembly Rooms and Extension form a group with County Fire Service in Market Place South (No 33 and Saracen's Head P.H. are buildings of local interest).

Listing NGR: SK5869904350

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