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City Lending Library

A Grade II Listed Building in Leicester, City of Leicester

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Latitude: 52.6321 / 52°37'55"N

Longitude: -1.1324 / 1°7'56"W

OS Eastings: 458819

OS Northings: 304168

OS Grid: SK588041

Mapcode National: GBR FGL.ZB

Mapcode Global: WHDJJ.L30H

Entry Name: City Lending Library

Listing Date: 5 January 1950

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1200474

English Heritage Legacy ID: 188578

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 Holy Trinity with St John the Divine

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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Listing Text

(South Side)
SK 5804 SE 3/14 Nos 50 and 52
(City Lending Library)
5.1.50 No 54,
(City Lending Library)
Built in 1831 as meeting hall for Liberals. Architect William Flint.
Plain classical facade in stucco divided into three by giant Doric pilasters
in pairs. Parapet, wide frieze and moulded cornice. Central double door
in projecting rectangular case with plain frieze, dentil cornice and central
acroterion ornament. Two windows in shouldered moulded architraves with
small cornices, flanking entrance. Over each is a moulded rectangular
stucco panel with reliefs by William Pitts. Including Cast-iron area
railings of simple design. Formerly a dispensary. Nos 50 and 52 adjoining
left-mid C19, curved front, stucco, modillion cornice, parapet, two storeys,
four windows, sashes with glazing bars, segmental pediments on console
brackets. Between centre windows a shelf on decorated console brackets
with stucco torch above, flanking centre windows cartouches, ground floor
large display windows with fascia and cornice.

Adult Education Centre and Nos 50, 52 and 54 (City Library) form a group.

Listing NGR: SK5881904167

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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