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Latitude: 52.635 / 52°38'6"N
Longitude: -1.1271 / 1°7'37"W
OS Eastings: 459170
OS Northings: 304496
OS Grid: SK591044
Mapcode National: GBR FJK.49
Mapcode Global: WHDJJ.N1H8
Entry Name: 37-43, Rutland Street
Listing Date: 25 May 2001
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1246129
English Heritage Legacy ID: 487554
Location: Leicester, LE1
County: City of Leicester
Unitary Authority Ward: Castle
Traditional County: Leicestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire
Church of England Parish: The Resurrection
Church of England Diocese: Leicester
718/0/10152 RUTLAND STREET
Commercial premises. c.1900. Red brick with stone dressings and slate roofs with rear corner stack. Edwardian Baroque style. Corner site curving round into Queen Street. 4 storeys and attic. 16-window range at first floor. The ground floor, mainly entrances or shop premises, has an arcade feature with stone banding and decoration, now mainly painted. Above this there are tall brick pilasters banded with stone and with composite capitals. These link the 1st and 2nd floors and support an entablature with bracketed cornice. In between, the windows on each floor are mainly paired those to 1st floor with shouldered architraves and swagged keystones. Those above have Ionic columns with central blocks and a lintel band which curves inward over each window where there is a bracket to support it. Above this and the entablature is a balustrade with circular and square moulded balusters. Behind the balustrade a series of Diocletian windows echoing the arcade on the ground floor. Above this is a series of gables with oeil-de-boeuf windows. The main entrance bay in Rutland Street has a canted bay to first floor and an octagonal lantern to the gable level with a tiled pyramidal roof. The gable ends are blank and the rear walls facing the internal angle have simple fenestration. The INTERIOR has been altered but the entrance lobby to Rutland Street retains parts of a ornamental frieze and the lower part of the staircase has its original iron balustrade.
This building with its richly decorated facade forms an important part of a significant group of historic buildings in the area including the adjacent Church and the former Odeon Cinema opposite.
Listing NGR: SK5916804496
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