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Latitude: 52.6395 / 52°38'22"N
Longitude: -1.1301 / 1°7'48"W
OS Eastings: 458962
OS Northings: 304992
OS Grid: SK589049
Mapcode National: GBR FHH.GP
Mapcode Global: WHDJB.MX2C
Entry Name: Kingstone Store
Listing Date: 31 March 1995
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1250234
English Heritage Legacy ID: 432509
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: The Resurrection
Church of England Diocese: Leicester
The following building shall be added to the list;
LEICESTER BELGRAVE GATE
SK 5804 NE
1/10041 Kingstone Store
Store. 1937. By Raymond McGrath for Sir Charles Keene. Steel-framed with reinforced
concrete front and brick rear walls. Flat roof. L plan, wing to rear. 3 storeys of continuous
curtain wall glazing with pink Vitrolite glass between storeys held in place by copper strips.
Projecting canopy over ground floor. Rear rendered late C20. INTERIOR. Retains open plan
with ceilings supported on square piers and round to front. Open-well staircase from ground to
2nd floor. Original offices removed. Occasional archways to the adjoining buildings either side,
which are now part of the store but which are not of special architectural interest. This is one of
the few surviving works by McGrath and the front is only the 2nd known example of curtain
walling in the UK and the first without intervening mullions. McGrath was the joint author of
'Glass in Architecture and Decoration' published in 1937 and his house for the same client in
Gaulby, Leics., is included in the list for that parish.
Listing NGR: SK5896204992
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