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Ymca Building

A Grade II Listed Building in Castle, City of Leicester

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.6319 / 52°37'54"N

Longitude: -1.1269 / 1°7'36"W

OS Eastings: 459187

OS Northings: 304148

OS Grid: SK591041

Mapcode National: GBR FJL.5F

Mapcode Global: WHDJJ.N3KN

Entry Name: Ymca Building

Listing Date: 27 June 2001

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1245927

English Heritage Legacy ID: 487735

Location: Leicester, LE1

County: City of Leicester

Unitary Authority Ward: Castle

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


718/0/10155 GRANBY STREET
27-JUN-01 (South side)
161-179
YMCA Building
EAST STREET
(West side)
1-7
YMCA Building

GV II

YMCA building with shops below in part. 1898-1901. By AE Sawday in collaboration with Draper and Tudor Walters. Red brick with Ketton stone dressings and probably Swithland slate roof with stone banded ornamental brick stacks to ridge and ends. L-plan with further front to left to East Street. Elaborate Late Victorian Baroque style. 3 storeys and attic. 9-window range at first floor with curving bay to left corner and 5-window range to East Street. The main facade to Granby Street has gabled end bays with 7 bays between of attached giant columns through first and second floors and supporting an entablature with bracketed cornice. The columns have blocks to the lower parts and supported on tall brackets with angel terms. The first floor windows have fine quality sculptured figures in the corners representing amongst other Architecture, Sculpture and possibly the Continents. The second floor has paired windows with rusticated surrounds and sculpted brackets. Above the cornice are dormers with section of balustrade between. The central bay has a rusticated entrance with garlanded triple keystone and an ornamental curving bay above. The shop-fronts to either side are mainly original but have some covering. The gables to the ends have similar elaborate but differing treatment and there is a columned curved bay to the left corner supported on a shell-like feature over an arched entrance. The front to East Street has ornamental frames to ground floor windows, and oriels above. INTERIOR not formally inspected, but some publicly accessible parts seen previously. The theatre has balcony supported on columns with ornamental front balustrade.


Listing NGR: SK5919004156

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