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Kingstone Store

A Grade II Listed Building in Castle, City of Leicester

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1250234

English Heritage Legacy ID: 432509

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

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Listing Text

The following building shall be added to the list;

LEICESTER BELGRAVE GATE
SK 5804 NE
(east side)
1/10041 Kingstone Store
II
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

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

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