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Southfields Branch Library and Attached Former Child Welfare Clinic

A Grade II Listed Building in Leicester, City of Leicester

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Latitude: 52.5968 / 52°35'48"N

Longitude: -1.1403 / 1°8'25"W

OS Eastings: 458326

OS Northings: 300235

OS Grid: SK583002

Mapcode National: GBR 8N1.0KG

Mapcode Global: WHDJJ.GZ6M

Entry Name: Southfields Branch Library and Attached Former Child Welfare Clinic

Listing Date: 21 December 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1250185

English Heritage Legacy ID: 432450

Location: Leicester, LE2

County: City of Leicester

Electoral Ward/Division: Eyres Monsell

Built-Up Area: Leicester

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: Leicester St Christopher

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 20/09/2017

SK 50 SE

Southfields Branch Library and attached former Child Welfare Clinic

(Formerly listed under SAFFRON LANE)

Public library and attached child welfare clinic. 1939. Designed by Symington, Prince & Pike. Reinforced concrete with red brick cladding. Brick plinth.

Moderne style. Single storey. Complex trilobe plan, with tall circular clerestorey central hall. Entrance, to Attlee Way, has central entrance with stepped sides and a concrete canopy. Either side large casement windows. The curved corners to the west and northeast have central doors and strips of casement windows with banded brickwork below. Clinic entrance to southeast has recessed doorway with curved sides and above a recessed upper floor with double doors.

Interior retains some original built-in bookshelves, doors, stepped coving, banded columns and glazed roofs.

Listing NGR: SK5832600235

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

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